Jimmie Dean Morris, Sr.

08/22/1941 — 02/13/2020

From Kennewick, Wa | Born in Burkburnett, TX

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Starts:
Sat, March 7, 2020, 10:00 am
Ends:
Sat, March 7, 2020, 11:00 am
Location:
Einan’s at Sunset
915 Bypass Highway

Richland, WA US 99352

Graveside Service

Starts:
Sat, March 7, 2020, 11:00 am
Location:
Sunset Gardens
915 Bypass Highway, Richland, WA 99352

Jimmie Dean Morris, Sr.

Jimmie Dean Morris Sr. went to be with his Lord and Savior February 13, 2020 at the age of 78 at Hospice House in Kennewick, WA.  He is survived by son Brian Morris (wife Crescence), and daughters Candice Morris and Catrina Wilson (husband Ryan), grandchildren Skyler Morris, Christian Morris, Chase Morris, Arianna Morris, Shea Morris, Sean Morris (Miranda), Shannen Morris, Tricia Brown, Tana Brown, Trystin Brown, Terran Brown, Tanner Brown, Cassidy Wilson, Nicole Murphy, Natalie Wilson, and Kira Wilson, great grandchildren Kylee Brown, Kadince Brown, Aurthur Morris and Kennedy Morris, brothers Gerald Morris (Wanda), John Morris (Margaret) and sister Sharon Sattleberg (Vern), as well as numerous nieces and nephews and friends.  He is preceded in death by his loving wife Christina Morris, son Jimmie Morris Jr., brother, Ronald Morris, mother Lottie Reip, step father Pete Reip, and father Clarence Morris.

Dad was born in Burkburnett, TX on August 22, 1941.  He was in the Navy a short time as a cook and radioman before marrying our mother and love of his life for over 50 years.  He retired from the railroad where he worked for 30 years. One of our favorite stories is how our parents met.  Our mother was at a football game with my aunt Sharon when my father showed up to sit behind them.  Mom was being rambunctious and loudly cheering for her team when dad asked her if she had to be so loud.  Mom replied “I’ll be as loud as I want!  I’m cheering for MY team!”  This started the beginning of a long, loud, and loving relationship.  They raised 4 children together that culminated in a huge legacy of grandchildren and great grandchildren.

There was nothing dad loved more than his grandchildren with fishing as a close second.  He got attacked by a cat once and on the way to the emergency room he pleaded “don’t let them take my arm!  Life’s not worth living if I can’t fish!”  Dad was a member of Lord of Life Lutheran Church where he was a member of the “Folks” camping group.  He and our mother enjoyed camping with them and with family very much.  Dad also enjoyed cheering for his sons and grandsons during their high school sporting events.  He loved his dogs and cats to a fault.  We liked to joke that dad was a “professional napper”.

There will be a viewing at Einan’s at Sunset at 10:00 am with a graveside service at 11:00 am.  915 By Pass Hwy Bldg. H, Richland, WA, 99352

The memorial service will be held at Lord of Life Lutheran Church at 12:30 pm with reception to follow.  640 N Columbia Center Blvd, Kennewick, WA, 99336

 

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  • Rest in peace my friend Jimmie I worked on the railroad side by side with you for over thirty some years. we always enjoyed you wit and humor. I remember when we worked the graveyard shift we always enjoyed everyone’s company on and off the job. A lot of us remember going with you when you drove the road truck, you always knew the right moves to make in order to get the job done. You were also good operating the wrecker truck. When you retired from the Railroad after several years of faith service you were greatly missed by all of us that knew you best. R.I.P. Uncle Jimmie

    Lloyd Ingraham
    March 4, 2020
    Pasco Washington
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