Richard Morris an 86 year old Trenton, MO resident, passed away at 9:08 p.m., Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at his home while under hospice care.
Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Monday, November 26, 2018 at Whitaker Eads Funeral Home of Trenton. His body is to be cremated following the services. A visitation is scheduled from 1:00 until service time Monday. Open visitation will begin at noon on Sunday at the funeral Home. Inurnment will be at later date at Shelburne Cemetery. Memorials are to be made to Shelburne Cemetery and may be left with or mailed to the funeral home.
Richard Gene Morris was born October 23, 1932 in Livingston County to Herman and Ethel (Chumbley) Morris. On April 3, 1954 he was united in marriage to Sally Jones in Grundy County, MO. Richard was a local Bulldozer operator and farmed in the Hickory Community. He also ran the Jefferson Township road grader for 39 years. Richard loved raising horses and hunting in his spare time.
Surviving relatives include his wife Sally of the home, son Gene Paul Morris and wife Becky Jo of Coffee, MO and daughter Jackie Kay Brown and husband Mike of Trenton, seven grandchildren; Beth Courter and husband Max, Cody Morris and wife Samantha, Sarah Anderson and husband Casey, Anna Morris, Jeanne Brown, Katie Brown and Justin Brown, eight great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Those preceding him in death include his parents, brothers Robert and Raymond Morris, nephews, Donald and Larry Morris and niece Dottie Cox.