Michael L. Morris Sr., age 61, passed away Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017 at his home near Piedmont. He was born July 6, 1956, in St. Louis, Mo., the son of Obert Lee Morris and Velma (Mann) Morris. Mike was a lifelong resident of Piedmont and loved to hunt and fish. He worked as a carpenter with his son at Black River Construction.
Preceding him in death are his parents, Obert and Velma Morris, and one sister, Donna Straussner..
Survivors include two children, Mike Morris Jr. and his wife Marsha, of Patterson, Julie Morris and her fiancee Kyle Thomas, of Buffalo, Mo., his companion for many years, Stacy Melton, of Piedmont, two brothers, Philip Morris and his wife Lunda, of Fredericktown, Mo., Russ Morris and his wife Rocky, of Piedmont, three sisters, Marilyn Albert, of Piedmont, Betty Eyster and her husband Norman, of Wentzville, Mo., Linda Warncke, of Annapolis.
Also surviving are 2 grandchildren, Morgan and Marissa Morris, along with many other family and friends.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Aug. 15, at the Morrison-Worley Chapel in Piedmont with Bro. Pete Ruble officiating. Special recorded songs were played for the service. Cremation followed the ceremony. Services were under the direction of Morrison-Worley Funeral Chapel. Memorials have been requested to the American Cancer Society.