OBITUARY

Timothy Arthur Morris

July 26, 1957February 2, 2022
Timothy Arthur Morris, age 64, of Kansas City, MO, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Wednesday February 2, 2022. Proceeding him in death were his parents, Jack and Pauline Morris and brother, Danny. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Kathy Morris of Kansas City, MO; daughter Bridget; son Tom and wife Ashley; son John and wife Alicia; son Brian and fiancé Kait; son Michael and wife Tracie; and seven grandchildren. He also leaves behind his step-mother, Sue Morris and brothers, John (Katy), Kevin, Ed (Annette) and Bill (Kristi) Morris; sisters, Kathleen Lay (Craig), Paula Lorino (Rich) and Nancy Corkill; and many nieces and nephews. A rosary will be held on Thursday, February 10, at 5:30 p.m. with visitation following at St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church, 14 West 75th Street, Kansas City, MO 64114. A private Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, February 11. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the YMCA Challenger program (https://kansascityymca.org/programs/adaptive-challenger/donate) or the Kansas City Parochial League, PO Box 6585, Lee’s Summit, MO 64064. Tim was born on July 26, 1957, in Kansas City, MO. Born into a large, Irish Catholic family, he was the second of Jack and Pauline Morris’ nine children. Tim attended Visitation Catholic School, Rockhurst High School and Rockhurst University where he double majored earning a Bachelor of Science in both Business Administration and Marketing. During his time at Rockhurst, he met the love of his life, Kathy. They were married on March 8, 1980, in Easton, MO. After graduation, Tim pursued a career in the plumbing industry and served as a national sales manager for over a decade. He later followed his true passion and launched a home remodeling company. Over the years, he restored many homes in the northeast neighborhoods of Kansas City. His final project was the restoration of a mansion along Scarritt’s Point near the Kansas City Museum. In his spare time, Tim gave back to the community. He coached countless basketball and football teams in the Kansas City Parochial League at Visitation, St. Elizabeth’s and Our Lady of Peace parishes. Tim was a past member of the Athletic Board and served as Athletic Director at St. Elizabeth’s Parish in Kansas City. Additionally, he managed multiple teams at the 3&2 Baseball Club of Kansas City, MO and served on the board of directors. He was awarded 3&2 Manager of the Year and was a lifetime voting member of the organization. He also coached basketball at St. Mary’s High School in Independence, MO. Tim never turned down an aspiring athlete. If a family struggled to find funds to play, a player was in need of a ride, equipment or a uniform he quietly found a solution without any fanfare or credit. Family was of the utmost importance to Tim. Tim had a passion for traveling and would take his family on vacations every summer. He was an avid golfer and bass fisherman. He enjoyed hosting holiday gatherings, family cook-outs, watching his grandchildren’s sporting events, weekends at Lake Viking, hunting with his boys, attending Royals games, and gathering to watch the Masters or the Chiefs. He wanted family to be together as often as life would allow. His story telling, one-liners, wit and playful bantering will be missed by his loving family and friends.

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Past Services

Thursday, February 10, 2022

Visitation and Rosary