The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

Death Notices

March 30, 2014

Morris Willis

Published 3-30-14

CANTON, OK — Funeral service for Morris Willis, 83, of Canton, Okla., will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at First Baptist Church of Canton, with the Revs. Travis McIntosh and Mike McReynolds officiating. Interment will follow in Riley Cemetery under the direction of Haigler-Pierce Funeral Home, Canton. The family will be present to greet friends from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Monday evening, March 31, at the funeral home.

Morris Willis was born July 31, 1930, in the Camp Creek Community of Dewey County, Okla., to Floyd LeRoy and Rosa (Mercer) Willis. He departed this life on Friday, March 28, 2014, in Oklahoma City, Okla.

Morris attended school at Taloga and Leedey.

He married MaDonna Harvey on March 2, 1961, in Woodward, Okla.

He served our country during the Korean Conflict and was a Purple Heart recipient.

Morris worked for many years at the Gold Spot Dairy in Enid. He enjoyed quail hunting, OU Sooner football and Thunder basketball. Morris loved his family and grandchildren.

Morris was preceded in death by his parents, Roy Willis and Rosa Taylor; two brothers, Harold Willis and Everett Willis; and one son, Randy Morrison.

Survivors include his wife, MaDonna Willis of the home; six children: daughter, Marilyn Reed of Woodward, Okla.; daughter, Melinda Rollins of Plainview, Texas; daughter, Marsha Kearns of Shattuck, Okla.; son, Rory Willis of Yukon, Okla.; daughter, Lynda Barnes of Bakersfield, Calif.; son, Richard Morrison of Enid, Okla.; sister, Mary Ann Spake of Vici, Okla.; and brother, Don Willis of Wellston, Okla.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or the Wounded Warrior Project through the funeral home at P.O. Box 36, Canton, OK 73724.

Condolences may be made online at www.haigler pierce.com.

(Submitted by family)

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