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Thomas "Tom" E. Morris

May 26, 1954February 16, 2021
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Thomas "Tom" E. Morris, Lee's Summit, MO passed away February 16, 2021. He was born on May 26, 1954 to Blanchard Thomas Morris and Jo Ann Bauman in Kansas City, MO. He was a 1972 graduate from O'Hara High School. On the day of his graduation, he enlisted in the US Navy. He was an Aviation Electronics Technician 3rd Class. When he was honorably discharged in 1978, he had achieved the rank of Petty Officer. Following his service in the Navy, Tom enrolled at Longview Community College and graduated in 1985 with an Associates of Arts Degree. He would then go on and work for over 40 years as a sales manager and consultant for Arrow Electronics and BJG Electronics. Tom was a devout Christian, who enjoyed studying the Bible and its ancient cultures. He was an avid golfer who never took advantage of a mulligan. He is preceded in death by his parents; brother Dennis Morris; and sister Nancy Seacord. Survivors include his wife Debbra "Debby" (Hamilton) Morris, whom he married on February 14, 1982; children Carli Christine Zaragoza; Joshua Thomas Morris and wife Beth; and Jodi Morris and husband Tim Fleenor; grandchildren Mateo, Nika, Luca, Isaac, Annette, Abel, and Veda. A Celebration of Life will be held at 2pm, Thursday, February 25, 2021 at Fellowship Church of Greenwood, 1601 W. Main St., Greenwood, MO 64034. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 6800 93rd St., Overland Park, KS 66212, www.heart.org.

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  • Celebration of Life

    Thursday, February 25, 2021

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Dudley Brooks

February 28, 2021

I got to know Tom over that last few years at the golf course. Tom was a great man and I enjoyed his company. I will miss seeing "Old Tom" at the golf course.

Bob Baker

February 25, 2021

Tom was a great guy and I always enjoyed spending time with him at the golf course.
I will really miss seeing Old Tom’s car in the parking lot when I pull in.
He will be missed.

Dwight Nelson

February 25, 2021

I've known Tom for a very long time. He was an awesome person and a great pleasure to work with. He always had time to say hi and a kind word.

My condolences.

Steve Hawkins

February 25, 2021

Tom's integrity and understated wit will be sorely missed at the Fred Arbanas Golf Course. I always had the utmost respect for how he lived his life as a Christian.

Rest In Peace Neighbor

Mike Mitchell

February 22, 2021

Tom was a great mentor to me for many years. So much so I followed him to Florida. I will miss our daily calls very much. He was always there to keep my chin up.

Cheers Tom, til we meet again.

Misty Armstrong

February 22, 2021

So very sad to hear about Tom! He was a great friend and a wonderful mentor to myself and many others in the industry. He will be sorely missed! You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Beth Lewandowski

February 22, 2021

Tom and I met 7 years ago when we shared an office at BJG. He quickly became a really good friend. He had a great sense of humor that could turn a stressful day into a good day. His connector knowledge helped me greatly. I often went to lunch with Tom, even though he liked to eat at 11 am! I lost my husband in August 2019, and the week before I was with Tom at the Lockheed negotiations. He helped me through a very difficult time, and continued to check in to make sure I was okay up until the end. He last texted me after Christmas, and it was full of pictures of his cherished grandchildren! He loved you all so much.

The memories, laughter and love you all shared will help you in the coming days and months. You will have your moments, I know, but the cherished memories and the outpouring of love will help.

Fondly,
Beth Lewandowski

Clem Noll

February 22, 2021

Words cannot express how much of an impact Tom had on my life and the lives of so many others. I am thankful that I was a part of his life and will always cherish all of my memories of Tom, of which I have so many good ones, including the memories I have while sharing them with his wonderful family. God Bless all of his family and friends during this time of sorrow and grief.

Bryan Holm

February 21, 2021

Tom has been a best friend for 40 years. He taught me so much over the years, we worked together for 25 years and our friendship was well beyond business. He was in my wedding, we were golfing partner's, but the memory that I will never forget is that Tom is one of a kind !! He is a family man, deeply committed to God and always a stand up person !! I am missing my friend dearly but know he is at peace and will be watching over me !!

I love you buddy !!!!

Glenn Davidson

February 20, 2021

Tom was a good man, father and friend. I will miss him.

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Biography

Thomas "Tom" E. Morris, Lee's Summit, MO passed away February 16, 2021. He was born on May 26, 1954 to Blanchard Thomas Morris and Jo Ann Bauman in Kansas City, MO. He was a 1972 graduate from O'Hara High School. On the day of his graduation, he enlisted in the US Navy. He was an Aviation Electronics Technician 3rd Class. When he was honorably discharged in 1978, he had achieved the rank of Petty Officer.
Following his service in the Navy, Tom enrolled at Longview Community College and graduated in 1985 with an Associates of Arts Degree. He would then go on and work for over 40 years as a sales manager and consultant for Arrow Electronics and BJG Electronics.
Tom was a devout Christian, who enjoyed studying the Bible and its ancient cultures. He was an avid golfer who never took advantage of a mulligan.
He is preceded in death by his parents; brother Dennis Morris; and sister Nancy Seacord. Survivors include his wife Debbra "Debby" (Hamilton) Morris, whom he married on February 14, 1982; children Carli Christine Zaragoza; Joshua Thomas Morris and wife Beth; and Jodi Morris and husband Tim Fleenor; grandchildren Mateo, Nika, Luca, Isaac, Annette, Abel, and Veda.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 2pm, Thursday, February 25, 2021 at Fellowship Church of Greenwood, 1601 W. Main St., Greenwood, MO 64034. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 6800 93rd St., Overland Park, KS 66212, www.heart.org.