June 3, 1950 – May 19, 2020
Keith Morris, 69, made his journey to the Spirit World on May 19th, 2020, in Evansville, IN.
Keith attended Bosse High School, and studied commercial art at USI. He worked as a Journeyman Model Maker at Whirlpool for over 40 years before retiring.
Keith loved to play guitar and write songs, especially with friends. His passion for making Native American regalia, and deep respect for Lakota culture, was something that impacted his entire life. He enjoyed the outdoors, exploring the west, SCUBA diving, fishing, and riding his motorcycle. He was a talented artist and craftsman. Keith was a big hearted man, a free spirit who loved to make you laugh. He will be greatly missed but never forgotten.
Keith was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Grace “Louise” Morris, and his best friend Duke.
He is survived by his cherished wife of 36 years, Dorothy. He was the beloved father of Isaac Liley (April), Erik Morris (Vikki), Kelly McDowell (Mikey Joe), and Seth Morris; beloved stepfather of Paul Krause (Heidi) and Katy Granderson (Beaver); beloved brother of Roger Morris, Julie Benton (Charlie), and sister, Phyllis Maddox; and the dear grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle and friend of many.
A celebration of life will be held in his honor at a later date.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Red Cloud Indian School at redcloudschool.org.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
May 26, 2020
We lost my brother-in-law of almost 40 years, Keith Morris, this past week. I am so proud of his wife, my sister Dorothy, for making sure Keith’s final wishes were honored. It was especially hard because other family members couldn’t be with her due to the pandemic. I heard as she was leaving the hospital she said, “Come on Keith, let’s get out of here and go home.” And it was obvious to me when she returned to the house and began celebrating his memory with family that he had, in fact, “come home” with her.❤️
Keith was such a talented musician, artist and craftsman. He had an infectious laugh and never seemed to meet a stranger. He was always trying to give away his intricate Native American beadwork pieces at the Pow Wows because they were “no big deal” to him - much to Dorothy’s dismay! He even made sure to give his garbage men candy or gifts at Christmas - who even thinks to do that?!
Rest In Peace, Keith. Anyone who knew you will never ever forget your kind spirit. Go play with Duke now, we’ll take care of Dorothy, like we promised you we would.
May 24, 2020
The first time I saw Uncle Keith; Kristi and I was at Roberts Stadium to see Pirites of the Mississippi and Marty Steaurt back when Whirlpool put on concerts and then through family several times But spending the afternoon with him and Dorothy when Julie Ann and Nelson where Married was really the best and we felt blessed to spend time and talk with them for a while. RIP Uncle Keith 💔