Our beloved son, grandson, brother, nephew and cousin passed away on Tuesday July 24, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was born on June 24, 1998 in Gulfport, Mississippi, the only son of Samuel V. Morse Jr. and Jane Leslie Dees Speigner. He is survived by his parents Samuel Virden Morse, Jr. and Heidi Morse, his sister Samantha Bach, brother Michael Bach, sister Meredith Morse of New Orleans, Louisiana. His grandparents Samuel Virden Morse and Margaret Morse of Madison, Mississippi. Albert William Gunther, Jr. and Martha Gunther of New Orleans, Louisiana. His parents Jane Leslie Dees Speigner and Lee Speigner and his sister Amelia Lee Speigner of Birmingham, Alabama. His grandparents the late Alan Dees and Pat Dees of Montgomery, Alabama.
Sam attended Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida and spent the last two summers volunteering at the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas and the World War II Museum.
Words can never express how much his family will miss his wonderful spirit and big heart. To those who knew and loved him, he was a gentle, kind, passionate, and loving person who everyone held in the highest esteem.
In the words of his grandfather, he was “a grandson who makes me proud.” By Sam’s own words he considered himself a “part time hunter, part time scuba diver, full time cool/random guy!”. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Autism Speaks and the World War II Museum.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a service at Trinity Episcopal Church, 1329 Jackson Avenue, New Orleans, LA on Saturday, July 28, 2018 at 11:00 am. Visitation will be from 10:00 am until the time of the service. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Autism Speaks and the World War II Museum.
JACOB SCHOEN & SON in charge of the arrangements.