Harold’s Story

Harold Morrow began his battle in November 2010 after being diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. He was told he had only six months. But Harold fought with determination and the tenacity to live. When radiation and surgery were not an option he began aggressive chemotherapy. When the treatment showed no success he decided to search for clinical trials. He was told there was no guarantee in trials and that they were often harder than chemo. But he always responded that he wanted to fight and help the next cancer patient in finding a cure. He would enter the treatment centers with a smile and eagerness that would give hope to everyone he met.

Harold was well-known in the Hickory community from his years of working for the telephone company and then becoming the owner of Custom Wallcovering & Painting Co.  He made many friends not only with his professionalism but with his smile and work ethic.  He was always known for his upbeat and encouraging attitude. Harold loved to spend time with Lina, his wife of 47 years. He was a role model and friend to his three children and the best “Paw-Paw” to six grandchildren. He loved to fish, hunt and spend time laughing. Though his battle ended on August 23, 2012, his family will carry on his legacy to raise awareness and find a cure for lung cancer.

In September 2013 the Morrow family joined forces with the Hicks family and held the inaugural N.C. Lung Cancer Golf Classic in Memory of Harold Morrow & Susan C. Hicks.  The event was incredibly successful and both families plan to continue holding it for many years to come.


We are extremely saddened to say that on August 23, 2012, Harold lost his battle. Harold impacted many with his advocacy efforts and dedication to the mission of Lung Cancer Initiative.