- May 21, 2013
- Milan, Missouri
of Delbert's Passing
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Delbert G. Morris, 80, of rural Milan, Missouri departed this earthly life, to his heavenly home on Tuesday, May 21, 2013.
Delbert was born March 18, 1933 to Eddie A. and Edna M. (Fanning) Morris, the second of three sons. He graduated from Milan High School in 1951. He was a member of the Baker Christian Church. On June 8, 1951 he married O. Kay Martin. They lived and worked most of their 61 years together in the rural Milan community, and were parents to three children.
Delbert enjoyed a variety of careers, including farming and cattle, Hallmark Cards, he was an Auctioneer, an automobile salesman, a Keebler Cookie and Cracker Sales representative, a Realtor, and took photos for the Missouri State Driver's License Department, from which he retired in 2001. He really enjoyed hunting, cars, playing pool, playing cards, visiting with friends, and spending time with his family.
Delbert is survived by his wife, Kay of the home; his children, Joan and husband Rodney Wright and Dale and wife Jackie Morris of Milan, and John and wife Shelly Morris of Macon, Missouri; 10 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; and two brothers, Donald and wife Virginia Morris of Green City, Missouri, and Marvin Morris of Milan.
Delbert was preceded in death by; his parents, and a granddaughter, Rebekah Michelena.
Services for Delbert were held 10:30AM, Saturday, May 25, 2013 at the Ruschmeier Funeral Home in Green City. Officiating was John Morris and David Tharp. Honorary pallbearers were all of his grandchildren and special friends. Pallbearers were his children and their spouses. Burial followed in the Baker Cemetery, southwest of Green City.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Baker Cemetery Fund.