Funeral service for George Roy Morris, 85, Lawrence will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday June 14, 2011 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Entombment will follow at Memorial Park Mausoleum. Mr. Morris died June 10, 2011 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
He was born on August 30, 1925 in Pettigrew, Arkansas the son of George N. and Zona (Hinkle) Morris.
Roy was a construction worker for Hamm, Missouri Valley, Constant, Austin and Kansas Construction Company’s. He retired from Dunbar in 1987. He served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII and was a Silver Star medalist while serving in the 66th Armored Infantry in Europe. Roy was a member of the Labor Union #1290 and a Lifetime member of the VFW. His hobbies include hunting and gardening.
George married Juanita Nichols on April 22, 1944 in Ozark, Arkansas. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include three daughters, Onita Myer and husband, John, Lawrence, Mary Kathryn Morris and husband, Bruce N. Humphreys, Overland Park, Annette Evans and husband, Greg, Lecompton; one brother, Herman Morris, Eudora; three grandsons, Robert C. Mugridge, Jr., Benjamin Roy Mugridge and wife, Carrie, Jakeb M. Evans and wife, Tammy; one great granddaughter, Madilyn Amy Mugridge and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, 6 brothers and 2 sisters.
The family will greet friends Monday, June 13, 2011 from 7 -8:30 p.m. at the mortuary.
Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the American Red Cross to help the tornado victims of Franklin and Johnson County Arkansas.