OBITUARY

Jean R Morris

September 7, 1930March 18, 2018
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Jean Morris was born Dean Roy Morris in Ashland, Wisconsin on the 7th of September 1930. It was only when he joined the Army that he learned about the mistake in registering his birth certificate. His name was Jean, or as his army buddies called him “Mo”. He was raised with his sister Connie and brother Robert (Bob) by his parents Constance and Emily Morris. He served his country in the Army for 24 years and retired as a CWO4. He worked after that for ARKLA Gas and then he worked for himself as Jean Morris Heating and Air; he also worked many years for the state of Oklahoma servicing the HVAC systems. He was married to his wife Billie for almost twenty years and then married Frances Nix. He had 3 children Dawn, Carol, and Michael Morris, and 2 step children Robert Harrison and Julie Wilson. He was preceded in death by Constance, Emily, Bob, Carol, Michael, and Frances. This blending of families gave him several children and great grand children. He was the kind of man that cared more for others than himself. He was dedicated to his church and worked at the church’s mobile meals program. While living in Lawton, he is remembered by one daughter for providing free HVAC service to people that could not afford it. He was known to take nothing or food in payment for helping elderly and single mothers in the heat of the Oklahoma summer. After he moved to Oklahoma City, he and some of his colleagues installed HVAC systems for homes built by the Habitat for Humanity program. He was a good provider and cared greatly for his wife Fran and all the children and grand children. He and his brother Bob both passed from this life after developing dementia. Dementia caused the father we knew to disappear to some extent. Even in his last months he would selflessly say, “You worry about yourself and take care of your own life, these fine people at this place take good care of me”. Well, that’s what he would say when he wasn’t trying to get people to leave because he thought it was his house. He was beloved by the nursing staff at the Norman Veterans Center and we were all surprised when he passed to his new life so quickly on March 18th, 2018. He will be greatly missed. In the spirit of the man Jean Morris we would ask that donations in his name be made to the Alzheimer’s association to continue support for research and for people and families afflicted with any form of dementia.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, March 23, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 24, 2018
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Jean R Morris

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Rob Harrison

April 15, 2018

3 weeks ago yesterday we let your body join mom.miss you so much dad. You influenced me to be a responsible man so much. I miss you so much.I miss the storys of you and uncle bob growing up.And the tales you and mom would banter back and forth of places you and her visited on vacations.RIP Dad. I love you.

Dawn Hippensteel

April 2, 2018

My dad was my friend and encouraged me to do well, I miss him so much

TAMMY DOKES

March 21, 2018

TAMMY DOKES

March 21, 2018

Your other 5 Grandkids..Cameron..Carter..Bella
Emily and Shelby

TAMMY DOKES

March 21, 2018

Your new Grandaughter Lola

Tyler Dokes

March 21, 2018

Granpa Jean you will be missed. You and Grammy are together again..luv Tyler and 6 Great Grandkids

TAMMY DOKES

March 21, 2018

Tammy Dokes

March 20, 2018

Tammy Dokes

March 20, 2018

FROM THE FAMILY