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Garland L. Morris

April 30, 1927 ~ August 12, 2017 (age 90)
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Garland Morris

Age 90 of Morris, passed away peacefully Saturday morning, August 12, 2017 at the Illinois Veterans Home in LaSalle.

Born April 30, 1927 in Humboldt, Tennessee, Garland Lee was a son of the late Dossie and Buelah (nee Holder) Morris.  He was raised and educated in the Humboldt, Tennessee area, and went on to honorably serve in the United States Navy from 1944 to 1962. While on leave in Chicago, Garland met the love of his life, Demaris Ann Morgan through mutual friends, and on August 23, 1955 Garland and Ann were married.  During his time of service the couple would find themselves living in various places along the East Coast while starting a family. They were finally able to settle into Frankfort, Illinois where they would raise and educate their children, and where Garland would become a Foreman for General Motors in the Locomotive Division.  After twenty-five years of dedicated service, he retired. Upon retirement Garland and Ann moved to Phil Campbell, Alabama for 16 years until deciding to call Morris, Illinois home permanently in November, 2001. 

Garland was a member of the First Baptist Church in Morris and volunteered as a policeman in both Frankfort and Phil Campbell. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, gardening and tending to his yard. Garland also took pleasure in listening to country greats like Johnny Cash and Hank Williams. The thing in life that Garland treasured most were his kids and grandkids.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Ann Morris (nee Morgan); five children: Linda (Harold) Isbell of Bethel Springs, Tennessee, Lola (Mark) Nichols of Yorkville, Gary (Julie) Morris of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Jeffrey Morris of Bradenton, Florida and Deborah (Robert) Eich of Verona; eleven grandchildren: Krystal Bettega, Rebecca Maystead, Mark Nichols, Jr., John Eich, Daryl Isbell, Brian Isbell, Korey Vaughn, James Eich, Steven Nichols, Shanna Scone and Allison Morris, and numerous great-grandchildren.

Garland was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers and two sisters.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. until time of service 11:00 a.m. at Reeves Funeral Home, 408 East Washington Street (one block east of Illinois Route 47) in Morris.

Burial with full military honors will follow in Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood.

Pallbearers will be: Mark Nichols, Jr., Steven Nichols, John Eich, James Eich, Robert Eich and Mark Nichols, Sr.

Preferred memorial may be made as gifts in Garland's memory to NBIA Disorders Association (nbiadisorders.org). Please specify for the benefit of Madi’s Miracle.

Family and friends may sign the guest book, upload photographs or share Garland's memorial page online by logging onto: www.reevesfuneral.com

Funeral services and arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Reeves Funeral Homes, Ltd. in Morris. (815-942-2500)


 Service Information

Visitation
Tuesday
August 15, 2017

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Reeves & Baskerville Funeral Homes
408 East Washington Street
Morris, IL 60450

Funeral Service
Tuesday
August 15, 2017

11:00 AM
Reeves & Baskerville Funeral Homes
408 East Washington Street
Morris, IL 60450

Interment following funeral service
Tuesday
August 15, 2017

Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery
20953 West Hoff Road
Elwood, IL 60421


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