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J. Morris Cave, 81, of Mt. Pleasant passed away peacefully with family around him on February 3, 2024. His funeral service will be held Thursday, February 8, 2024 in St. Philip's Church, 142 Church Street, Charleston, at 11:00 am, followed by a reception in the Parish Hall. Interment will be held in Magnolia Cemetery. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc., Mount Pleasant Chapel.
Morris was born and raised in Walterboro, SC where he played for the Walterboro High School Football Team. During the summer he could be found at Edisto Beach shagging or on the Edisto River water skiing. He then moved to Charleston, SC in 1966 after attending the University of South Carolina where he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon.
His first job in Charleston was teaching at Lambs Elementary School in North Charleston for Air Force Families. Then in 1970 he fulfilled a dream of opening The Sports Cave, a retail sporting goods store in St. Andrew’s Shopping Center and ran it for 18 years. During this time, he was a member of the St. Andrews Merchant Association. His love for sports is what also inspired him to help start the Charleston Youth Soccer League and then the Hungryneck Soccer Club in Mt. Pleasant. After the Sports Cave, Morris worked in real estate; for Millers of Charleston, an office Furniture business; and Facility Management for Pinnacle Bank. At age 80 he still had a real estate license at Carolina One Real Estate
While at the University of South Carolina Morris met Cinda Waits. They got married in 1966 at St. Philip's Church in downtown Charleston. Together they raised three boys downtown and then in Mt. Pleasant and out on Leadenwah Creek on Wadmalaw Island during the summers. He loved being out on the water in his boat and shrimping and skiing with his family and friends. He was an avid Citadel, Carolina Gamecock and Clemson Tiger football fan. When not in the boat he could be found on the sideline or at the Dock Street Theater cheering on his sons. He also spent lots of time with his grandson taking him to skate parks and out to lunch.
He loved to help people, whether it was the simplest of task or a life changing decision. He could be found volunteering at several different locations in the Charleston area. Other hobbies were traveling, working in the yard, his birdfeeders, and bible studies. He and his wife could be found once a month having dinner with their Supper Club friends for the past 35 years.
He was preceded in death by his father J.M. Cave, his mother Louise Cave, his brother Billy Cave. He is survived by his wife Cinda Cave, his sons Scott Cave (Sheryl) in Summerville, SC, Brian Cave (Kevin) in Union, NJ and David Cave (Kathryn) in Charlotte, NC, his grandson Scott Cave, Jr. in Brooklyn, NY and his brother Bob Cave in Columbia, SC, his nieces and nephews in Wando, SC, Summerville, SC and Charlotte, NC., and his grandniece and grandnephew in Columbia, SC.
In lieu of Flowers donations can be made to either St. Philip's Church, 142 Church Street, Charleston, SC 29401; or The Alzheimer’s Association SC Chapter, 2090 Executive Hall Road, Suite 130, Charleston, SC 29407.