Jerry T. Morris


WAPELLA — Jerry T. Morris, 81, of Wapella, passed away 2:47 a.m. on July 31, 2020, at his family residence, Wapella.

Graveside Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, August 5, 2020, at Long Point Cemetery, Wapella, with Scott Marsh officiating. Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be directed to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Jerry was born on April 27, 1939, in Wapella, the son of Proctor and Blanche (Cox) Morris. He married Barbara H. Yardeen on December 23, 1961, in Clinton. She passed away on March 19, 2017.

Survivors include his children, Jerry Dean Morris, Wapella; Roy Neal (Becky) Morris, Clinton; Mary Kay (Nick) Godby, Clinton; Nicholas (Cherish) Morris, Jackson, Tenn.; four grandchildren, Max; Amanda; Shayna; and Shelby, siblings, Juanita Stephenson Grayson, Georgia; Mary Holland, Hallsville; and Carolee Chapman, Clinton.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, siblings, Kenneth Bill Morris; Robert “Ham” Morris; Jack Morris; Colleen Carl; Deloris Duncan, and infant sister, Doris Morris.

Jerry loved spending time with his family, especially driving his grandchildren around on the lawnmower.

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