Larry Junior Morris, 71, of Henderson passed away April 20, 2021 at his home. Funeral services were 3 p.m. Friday, April 23, at Shackelford Funeral Directors – Crook Avenue with Bro. Mike Ulmer officiating. Burial followed in Cabo Cemetery. The family received friends at Crook Avenue beginning at noon until 3 p.m. service time Friday.
He was born Sept. 27, 1949 in Chester County, the son of the late Ilie William and Mary Lee Spencer Morris. He attended schools in Chester County.
He farmed as a young man and worked at various factories. He worked for the City of Henderson Utility Department as a pipeline foreman, retiring in 1995. He married Debra Taylor in 1992. They made their home in Henderson. He worked at the Chester County Independent, delivering newspapers, until 2017. He attended Bethlehem Church. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
He is survived by his wife, Debra Lou Taylor Morris of Henderson; a daughter, Angela Bushnell of Henderson; one son, Brian (Dawana) Morris of Henderson; a stepson, Jason Cooper of Henderson; one brother, Billy Morris of Selmer; four sisters, Faye Willis of Selmer, Irene Waldrop of Olive Branch, Joyce Vandiver of Selmer and Janice Scott of Scotts Hill; a son-in-law, Andy Reed; seven grandchildren, Taylor Morris, Drew (Amber) Taylor, Hunter (Kylia) Bushnell, Megan Morris, Nicholas Morris, Doug Beal and Jonathan Farrell; and four great-grandchildren, Chase Bushnell, Maddie Taylor, Milo Taylor and Naomi Bushnell.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Tammy Reed (2019); two brothers, J.W. Morris and Jerry Morris; and one sister, Mary Bruntz.