Claude Morse, serving Coffee County as a District 2 Commissioner, passed away Sunday night.
County Mayor Judd Matheny told On Target News, “Claude meant the world to me personally and professionally.” He always helped with my legislative events, tours of the base, the Arnold Community Council, and countless other events.” Matheny added, “Claude will be greatly missed as a Veteran with a wealth of knowledge and the greatest liaison between this county and many years with AEDC even after his retirement.” Matheny finished by stating, “It will be very, very sad to not see him (Morse) in his chair at our meetings or to be able to contact him for advice.”
In 2018, Claude Morse received the Governor’s Volunteer Star Award for Coffee County. Morse was selected because of his vast volunteer work for the Manchester VFW Post, Wreaths Across America, Honor Flight, and more.
Morse was selected in 2021 to serve as District 3 commissioner to fill the seat left open when Todd Crockett moved from the area. He was elected to the District 2 seat in 2022.
Base photo when Morse was selected as an AEDC Lifetime Achievement Fellow.