Eddie W. Morris 76, lifelong resident of Bargersville, passed away Friday, July 7, 2017 at Aspen Trace in Greenwood.
He was born December 16, 1940 in Union Township, Johnson County, IN. to Bruce and Callie (Wise) Morris.
He married Joyce L. (Davis) Morris on February 2, 1967 at Shiloh Community Church in Franklin, she survives.
He was a 1959 graduate of Center Grove High School where he lettered all four years in basketball and baseball. He attended Ball State University. He served in the U.S. Army from 1965 to 1967 stationed in Fort Carson, Colorado. He was a lifelong farmer of the Bargersville community and had worked at the Allison division of General Motors in Indianapolis for thirty years. He was a member of First Christian Church in Bargersville where he had served as a deacon. He had served on the board of directors of the Johnson County Farm Bureau Co-op, Bargersville planning commission, member of the Johnson County Fair Association, member of the Johnson County Beef Association, and along with his wife Joyce where 4-H leaders of the Bargersville Blue Ribbon 4-H club. His greatest enjoyment of having three generations of his family grow up on the family farm in Bargersville when in 2013 the family received the Farm Family of the Year Award. He was proud of children and grandchildren’s achievements in 4-H. He and his wife Joyce enjoyed spending the winters in Venice, Florida for over the last 20 years.
Surviving is his wife Joyce L. (Davis) Morris of Bargersville, son Bruce W. Morris and daughter in law Lori of Bargersville, daughter Mindy J. Paulin and son in law Chad of Trafalgar, grandchildren Zach Morton (Lauren) of Bargersville, Samantha Morris and Wyatt Morris both of Bargersville, Cohen Carter, Isaac Carter, and Ethan Paulin all of Trafalgar, a sister Linda Nuffer of Martinsville, several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents.
The Reverend Roger Gifford will conduct a service on Wednesday July 12, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. at Swartz Family Community Mortuary and Memorial Center 300 South U.S. 31 (Morton Street) in Franklin. Friends may call Tuesday 4-8 at the mortuary. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Greenwood.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church of Bargersville P.O. Box 15 Bargersville, Indiana 46106. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.swartzmortuary.com. Information 317-738-0202.