Bill Morris

Monday, November 22, 2021

Bill Morris, know to his children as Superman, was reunited with his forever love in death, Thursday, November 11, 2021, at the age of 65.

Bill was born January 8, 1956, to Bessie Morris in Berryville, Arkansas. He had an older brother, Russell, and has a younger sister, Mary Ellen. He was raised in Berryville and chose to raise his own family there as well. Bill was all about his family and made sure to instill those family values and his incredible work ethic into his children. He spent most of his life devoted to providing for his family at Tyson Foods as a Wastewater Technician and a Maintenance Technician. He worked until he physically couldn’t do it anymore.

Bill was a quiet man of few words until he deemed you worthy of his stories. Then he always had a story to tell, about times with friends, the “University of Urbanette”, and of course his favorite – hunting stories. He was quite the prankster and had a running Christmas present war with his niece. One that he always won. Bill was an avid outdoorsman and loved to spend weeks out of every year he was able, stalking the perfect buck with his family and friends, especially his son, and sharing stories about all the interesting things he saw when he got home. He loved to read, especially western novels, and instilled a love of reading into his daughter by making his homemade book reports to be filled out every time a book was finished. Nothing made him prouder than his children, grandchildren, and his niece.

“When I die, remember that what you knew of me is with you always. What is buried is only the shell of what was. Do not regret the shell, but remember the man. Remember the father.” Louis L’Amour

Bill was united in marriage to his high school sweetheart, Edna Lynne Morris, on January 31, 1998. They lived happily, giggling, teasing, and smooching like teenagers in high school until Edna’s death in 2011.

Bill is survived by his daughter Amanda Hudson and her husband Robbie; son Justin Morris and his wife Charity; sister Mary Ellen Phelps and her husband Walt, all of Urbanette; eight grandchildren Felicity, Kerrigan, Destini, Hope, Gracey, Raylynn, Ida Mae, and Russell; niece Patty Brothers and her husband Mason; his furry naptime buddy Riley; along with an incredible amount of friends and family not listed.

He was preceded in death by his wife Edna Morris; mother Bessie Morris; brother Russell Morris; aunt Vaner Brown.

A private ceremony was held at High Cemetery with Rev. Tim Garrison officiating. Memorial donations may be made to Arkansas Hunters Feeding the Hungry through the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. Arrangements are under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service. Online condolences may be sent to the family at nelsonfuneral.com. © Nelson Funeral Service, Inc. 2021.