Burnie L. Morris

May 5, 1934January 24, 2013

Burnie L. Morris, 78, of Greenwood, AR, died Thursday, January 24, 2013 in his home. He was retired from Tarrant County, Texas, a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps serving during the Korean War, and a member of the West-Ark Church of Christ in Fort Smith. He was preceded in death by his parents, E.T. and Mildred Rogers Morris; a brother, Austin Morris, and a sister, Lois Cockrum.

Survivors include his wife of fifty-six years, Daisy M. Morris; four sons, Tracy L. Morris of Arlington, TX, Bryan N. Morris and wife, Kelley of Euless, TX; Gregory L. Morris and wife, Missy of Greenwood, and Douglas K. Morris and wife, Tanya of Fort Smith; two sisters, Melba Brandon and Carolyn Tilley, both of Gassville, AR; one brother, Oscar Morris of Webb City, MO; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, January 28 at the West-Ark Church of Christ in Fort Smith with burial at 1:00 p.m. at the U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood. Viewing will be 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. The family will visit with friends at 10:00 a.m. at the church Monday.


  • Funeral Service Monday, January 28, 2013

Burnie L. Morris

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Loraine Milstead

January 30, 2013

Daisy and family. It was a honor to have met Burnie. My God comfort you.

January 27, 2013

We were so fortunate to be surrounded by so many adult role models growing up in Mtn Home-Mr Burnie Morris looms large in my memory even today. Kindness, compassion, fairness and respect. Godspeed, Mr Morris, and blessings to the family.

Darren McGuire
Dallas, TX

Rosemarie Morkin(Blum)

January 27, 2013

So very sorry to hear about your loss.Spent some of my summers during my teenage years from Chicago at my relatives, the Seiters. Lots of good times were spent at the Morris house and the family.

Royce Jones

January 27, 2013

I will always fondly remember Burnie. When I was in boot camp and on the rifle range living in a tent during the latter part of December it was cold. Burnie was already a Sgt. and he managed to bring me some long handle underwear. He was a good man and a good friend. We didn't see each other often but he was always the same. May your family recover quickly from your grief and your loss.

Karla (Seiter) chrismon

January 27, 2013

My prayers are with you and your family. Bernie was a very special person

Sissy Brandon-Long

January 27, 2013

To all the Morris family, you are all in my prayers. I am so sorry for your loss. Did't get to be around Burnie alot but when I did I really enjoyed it! He was such a delight to be around. Love and God bless to you Daisy and the rest of the family!!

Carolanne Sacry Feiste

January 27, 2013

Dear Doug, Greg, Missy, Mrs. Morris and family. What a legacy he leaves behind with us of his kindness, his examples of fairness and encouragement, sharing love. Mountain Home people remember and will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers. Bless you all.
Carolanne [Brooks] Sacry Feiste

January 27, 2013

Daisy. I was so sorry to hear of Burnie's death. My sympathy and prayers go out to you and the boys and all the family.

Sue Dodd, Mtn. Home, Arkansas

Jeff Seiter

January 27, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Morris family. I have many found memories of Burnie and his great smile. Though I am unable to attend his service I will be there in spirit! The Lord called a good man home!

Jeff Seiter

Bill Keys

January 26, 2013

Daisy, I was sorry to hear of Burnie's death. My sympathy to you and your family.

Best regards, Bill Keys.