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Richard Thomas Morris, of Gaylord, passed away on Sunday, June 25, 2017, surrounded by the love of his wife and children after a short illness.

Richard was born to James and Edwidge “Marie” (Sigman) Morris in Detroit on July 30, 1935. He was raised in Cheboygan with his brothers Gerald and Don. On October 18, 1980, he married Marilyn Sue Linenger. Richard was a sales manager at Purchases Sales. In his spare time, he enjoyed watching the Detroit Tigers, the Tampa Bay Rays, golfing, fishing and spending time with his many friends and family members both in Michigan and at Terra Siesta in Ellenton, Florida where he spent many winters in the sunshine.

Richard is survived by his wife of 36 years, Marilyn; children Susan (Billy) Jester, Cathy (Rick) Sehl, Michael Morris, Kelly (Mark) Kenney, Thomas (Amber) Morris, and Jennifer (Joe) Lawson; and grandchildren Tyler, Amanda, Cassandra, Matthew, Danielle, Leafey, and Rose. He is preceded in death by his first wife, Marilyn Sue McNitt; and his brothers Gerald and Don Morris.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Mary Cathedral on Friday, June 30 at 11am, with visitation beginning at 10am. Visitation will be on Thursday from 2 to 8pm at Nelson Funeral Home with a rosary service beginning at 7pm.

Donations in Richard’s memory may be made to St. Mary School in Gaylord. Arrangements were entrusted to Nelson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1548, Gaylord, MI 49734.

Visitation To Be Held At: Nelson Funeral Home & Cremation Service
Service To Be Held At: St Mary Cathedral
Burial To Be Held At: Resurrection Cemetery

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From: Donna Makowski

Marilyn and family, So sorry to hear of Richard's passing, we will always have happy thoughts of him. Prayers to all.

From: Diana Johnston McSweeney

I'm so sorry for your loss. Have many memories of Dick while Kathy was playing softball for us. My love and prayers.

From: John &Darlene HENDRICKSON
Gaylord, Mi

Our deepest sympathy to the entire Morris family. We will remember Dick for his friendly smile, and will keep the family in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. John & Darlene HENDRICKSON

From: Melissa (Busch) Falk
Gaylord, MI

So sorry for your loss. Knew Dick many years while growing up.. So glad to have known him. May your memories comfort you in the sorrowful times ahead.

From: Mary Ellen and Bill Tholl
Gaylord, Michigan

Dear Marilyn and family Sorry to learn about Dick. Always enjoyed our encounters at church You are in our thoughts always. Love Bill and Mary Ellen Tholl

From: Chris Busch
San Tan Valley, AZ.

Sorry to hear about Dicks passing, I worked with him for many years. He was a very loving and caring man. May he rest in peace.

From: Patricia Bordner
Granbury, Texas

To the Morris family, I am so sorry to hear of Dick's death. We go back many years, and I love you all.Think of you often, and remember all the family, with much fondness, Love Pat B.

From: Dave Chamberlin
Hastings, MI

Dear Marilyn and Family, Very saddened to here of Dick's passing. I have many fond memories of Dick and feel fortunate to have had the pleasure to work with him but more importantly to call him my friend. God bless, Dave & Cindy Chamberlin

From: Tom & Bev Grange

We along with our family send our deepest sympathies to the entire Morris family. Dick was a wonderful man, a great dad and a loyal supporter of St. Mary Church and school.