Born February 3, 1917 and raised on pleasant ridge 7 miles from Centerville on FM1119, Morris was at one time the largest employer in Leon County having several saw mills. His father in law was the County Sherrif Ben Lee and he was active in a local church his entire life.
In the late 1990s deteriorating disk in his upper back and lower neck prevented him from raising his arms above his shoulders. He suffered a stroke in 1998 and was unable to lift a plastic nose and hair trimmer to his nose or ear yet he allegedly shot himself with a colt 38 revolver with a 6inch barrel in the head.
According to the Leon County Sherrifs Department there is no police report, no scene photos and no 911 call. His death was ruled a suicide the day it took it place.