Sammie Reid Morris

Born: Mon., Aug. 9, 1926
Died: Mon., Dec. 7, 2020


12:00 PM to 1:00 PM, Fri., Dec. 11, 2020
Location: Equality Location

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Fri., Dec. 11, 2020
Location: Equality Location

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Sammie Reid “Sam” Morris, 94, of Greenfield, Indiana, passed away at his home on Monday, December 7, 2020.  He was born in Equality, Illinois on August 9, 1926, the son of the late Clyde Franklin Sr. and Fannie (Goatley) Morris.  Sam married the former Betty Jane Adams on June 14th of 1947.  He  served in the Navy during World War II and was involved in the first atomic bomb testing in 1946.  Sam was recalled to the Navy in 1950 during the Korean conflict.  At an early age Sam learned to barber from his father and grandfather making a three generation barber shop in Equality.  He later became a prison guard for the state of Illinois and retired from that position.   He was a member of the Equality Masonic Lodge #2.   Sam is survived by his loving family, his wife of seventy-three years, Betty Morris of Greenfield, Indiana; his daughter, Sandra and Larry Hall of Indianapolis, Indiana; three wonderful women that Sam and Betty accepted into their family and their hearts as daughters, Stephanie and Mark Music of Ardmore, Tennessee, Diane and Phillip Mathias of Greenfield, Indiana, Michelle and Michael Hoovler also of Greenfield; three grandchildren, Kandice Hall Shalauve, Patrick Music and Hanna Music; five great grandchildren, Morgan, Madeline, Mason, Daniel, and Dreyvon.  He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Clyde Franklin “Tub” Morris Jr.  Sammie touched many lives with his quiet, gentle ways and will be missed but not forgotten.  Visitation for Sam will be held on Friday, December 11th from noon until service time at 1 p.m. at the Vickery Funeral Chapel in Equality.  Pastor Curt Morris will officiate with Masonic Rites by Equality Masonic Lodge.  Burial with military rites by the Ridgway American Legion Post #596 and Navy Honor Team at the Elmwood Cemetery near Equality.  Due to Covid- 19 masking and social distancing will be required.  


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Rita Reich
   Posted Thu December 10, 2020
Sam was such an inspiration to me ! My sympathy, love and hugs go out to the family !

Mark and Stephanie Music
   Posted Thu December 10, 2020
heartfelt condolences for the passing of our Uncle Sam, he was a wonderful man and will truly be missed by all! Its not often in life you meet someone as kind and thoughtful as him. I thank the good Lord and Betty for allowing our family to share the time spent with them over the years. I know he’ll always be watching over us and will stay in our hearts forever.

Gods Speed Uncle Sam, we love you!!

LaVal and Jennifer Houskeeper
   Posted Thu December 10, 2020
We can not express our deepest sadness at Sammie’s passing. My best advocate for genealogy. Our friend, cousin and story teller. My trailblazer in genealogy. You will be missed, but never forgotten. Thank you Sammie so much and please tell my Dad I love and miss him.

Greg and Missy Gaul
   Posted Wed December 16, 2020
Sam meant the world to me and our family. We were only 2nd cousins, but much more closer than that. A visit to Sam & Betty's house is one of the highlights of our year. It is difficult to imagine the world without him and the world seems just a bit emptier now that he is gone. He was the kindest man and we will miss him terribly. I know someday we will meet again..

Joan boisvert
   Posted Wed December 16, 2020
Sammy and Betty were my next door neighbors for ten years in Stuart Florida. We always new when it was going to rain, because he pulled his car out of the carport for free wash. You didn't need a computer with Sammy, He was a very smart man. If you needed something if Sam could help he was right there no questions asked. It seems like Sam's passing is and end of and "era". Sleep warm until we meet again.

Pastor Frank & Johanna Berman
   Posted Sun January 31, 2021
Betty, Johanna and I extend our deepest sympathy and love to you, over Sam's passing. We have so many wonderful memories of the kind things he did for us the nine years we were in Dixon. The beautiful wall clock he made for us is ticking in our living room in Rock Falls, IL. We thank the Lord for Sam's long, loving, abundant and faith-filled life, which blessed us and all knew and loved him. May the Lord comfort and sustain you and your loved ones.

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