Thomas Gideon Morris Jr.

June 10, 1954June 9, 2012

Thomas Gideon Morris, Jr., 57, of Fort Smith went to be with the Lord Saturday, June 9, 2012. He was born June 10, 1954 in Atlanta, GA. He was a loving husband, father, son, and brother, and a die-hard Razorback fan. He graduated from Arkansas Tech University in Russellville. He was a certified public accountant. He worked at Donrey Media for 10 years and Rheem Manufacturing Company for 21 years. He was member of AICPA and Arkansas Society of CPAs.

He was a member of Pottsville Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Pottsville, AR. He attended Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Fort Smith with his family.

Visitation will be from 5:30pm to 7pm Tuesday at Edwards Funeral Home Chapel followed by rosary at 7pm.

Funeral mass will be at 2pm on Wednesday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Fort Smith with burial following at Holy Cross Cemetery in Fort Smith, under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home.

He is preceded in death by his father, Thomas Morris, Sr. He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Joan; two daughters, Michelle Morris of Springdale, and Kristen Morris of Fort Smith; one son, Thomas Morris, III, of Fort Smith; his mother, Martha O’Neal Morris of Pottsville; a sister and brother-in-law, Rebekah and Joe Roberts of Magazine; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be his nephews Chuck Becker, Richard Becker, Skyler McElroy, Jericho McElroy, Doug Schneider, and Mark Schneider.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army, 301 N. 6th St., Fort Smith, AR 72901, or



  • Visitation Tuesday, June 12, 2012
  • Rosary Tuesday, June 12, 2012
  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, June 13, 2012


  • Burial

Thomas Gideon Morris Jr.

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Subodh Agrawal

June 16, 2012

I am sad to learn that Tom is no more with us. Tom was one of the most sincere, knowledgeable fellow professional I had opportunity to work. I will treasure the discussions I had with him at Rheem. My prayers are with you.

Karen Grizzard

June 15, 2012

Sincere condolences. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Karen, Megan & Madison Grizzard

De Ann Carver

June 15, 2012

Several years ago, before e-mail, a paper was being circulated through the office at Rheem FTS. It read, 'Arguing with an AUDITOR is like wrestling with a pig in the mud. After a while you realize that the pig likes it!' When the paper made it to my desk, I laughed out loud and said I had to show this one to Tom. I made a copy and took it to his office. I said, "You'll enjoy this one." He read it and said, "I do, I'm the guy who started it." That was Tom. He was everything a great auditor should be plus he had a sense of humor. Thanks for all the good memories, Tom. We'll miss you friend.

Lynda Peters

June 14, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with this precious family. What a great family and what a great man Thomas was. He will be greatly missed by everyone. Love to all of you, from the Peters Family, Bud, Lynda, Annette and Monty.

Tracy Pasley

June 14, 2012

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. What I will miss the most about seeing him here at Rheem (Atlanta) is his Dr. Peppers and his good mornings when he would walk by. He was truly a nice man and he will definitely be missed.

Rafaela Galvez

June 14, 2012

I am sorry to heard this news, my thoughts and my prayers are for the family, Thomas was a great person. Thomas usually coming every year to audit. Peace in his memory and God Bless everyone in the family.

Hilda Mayfield

June 13, 2012

Joan, Michelle, Kristen and Thomas, we are so sorry for your loss. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. John and Hilda Mayfield

June 13, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the family friends on this untimely loss. I worked with Tom his entire career at Rheem and always found him to have the utmost integrity and to be a man of his word. Rheem benefited greatly from Tom's expertise, efficiency and personality. He will be sorely missed by everyone.

Steve and Emily Lovick

June 13, 2012

My heart goes out to the family. I didn't know Tom very well except through my husband Robert, who worked with him at Donrey Media. The pictures tell of a loving and devoted family man. Donna Murphy. Ft. Smith,Ark

Nicole Pickett

June 13, 2012

My prayers are with the Morris family. During the time I worked for Tom he always spoke of his famiy and how proud he was of his children. Tom was a very dedicated and kind man. I am so sorry for your loss.