Hueld Armston Morrow, a loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather and great-great-grandfather, born June 11, 1935, passed away on Friday, Aug. 25, 2023 at the age of 88 years old.
His parents, Grover and Lizzie Mae Morrow, moved from Baker to Laurel Hills, Florida, shortly after his birth, and he attended school and graduated from Laurel Hill High School in June 1954, where he enjoyed playing baseball and basketball.
After graduation, Hueld joined the U.S. Navy and was sworn in on his 19th birthday. He was assigned sea duties aboard the USS Linawee APA 195 in San Diego, California.
After four years of military service, he moved to Winter Garden, Florida. He met and later married Linda Fox. They had two children: a son, Kenneth Armston, and a daughter, Maryann Ellen.
Hueld was very active in his community. He coached a women’s softball team for several years, which included his then-wife and daughter. He also coached several softball teams that included his daughter at the West Orange Girls Club. He was an active board member there as well.
Hueld worked at various jobs, including Martin Marietta, before finding his passion in law enforcement, lasting 30 years. He worked for Winter Garden Police Department and Minneola Police Department before retiring Chief of Police in Oakland.
Thinking he wanted to retire and take it easy, he quickly realized that wasn’t a good fit, so he took a part-time job at Teak Isle working three days a week. He finally retired a second time, after 20 years, at the young age of 80.
Hueld loved Southern gospel and bluegrass music. He loved watching Bob Ross, “The Joy of Painting.” He was a very loyal family man and loved his family and friends very much. He will be missed tremendously by so many.
He is survived by his daughter, Maryann, and her husband, David Brown; his sister, Carolyn Reel and her son, Don; grandsons, Parker, and Nick, Brown; daughter-in-law, Carol Morrow; grandson, Blake Morrow and his wife, Tami; great-grandchildren, Maggie, Clayton and Annika Morrow; grandson, Kyle Morrow; great-granddaughter, Skye Morrow; and great-great-grandson, Griffin.
Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Aug. 31, 2023, at Collison Carey Hand Funeral Home, 1148 E. Plant St., Winter Garden. A funeral service will immediately follow at noon, also at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Bay Lake Cemetery in Groveland.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Labrador Retriever Rescue of Florida Inc. at lrrof.org.