Charles Richard Morris, 68, Brazil, died at 11:25 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010, at Royal Oaks Healthcare in Terre Haute.
He was born May 19, 1942, in Posey Township, Ind., as the son of Alvin and Helen Fox Morris.
He was raised in the Staunton area.
He married Vicky Allen March 3, 1963.
He worked as a mechanic and at the Arketex Plant in Brazil. He then worked at the Reelsville and South Putnam schools and also drove a bus.
He continued his employment as a tow truck operator for Frank Kindall and managing a gas station at State Road 231 and Interstate-70.
He eventually owned and managed his own station at United States 40 and SR 231.
Later, he became an over-the-road trucker driving loads across the country along with his wife, Vicky, until his health required him to stop driving.
He was a member of the U.S. Army until his honorable discharge July 1967.
He was an active member of the Emmaus El Shaddai community, taking walk No. 26, and then working several walks. He was a member of the Cory Church of the Nazarene.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Elsie Roberts, brother-in-law Charles Roberts, and sister-in-law Kathy Lewis.
He is survived by his wife Vicky, brother Terry Morris, sisters Marilyn Walton and Carolyn Tupes, uncle Jackie Fox, brother-in-law John Lewis, nephew Austin Mallacoat, other extended family and many friends.
Moore Funeral Home was chosen to provide cremation services.
Following cremation, a memory service will take place at 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010, at the Cory Church of the Nazarene.
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