DE LEON — Charlie Morris, 80, of De Leon, went home to his Lord and Savior Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017.

He was born July 29, 1937, in Gorman, to William Monroe Morris and Blanche Alene Thornton Morris. Charlie married Betty Keith May 26, 1961 at Northside Baptist Church in De Leon.

Charlie was a long-time member of De Leon First Baptist Church. He loved and appreciated his church family very much. He was highly active for many years serving as Gideon throughout the De Leon community and many neighboring communities. Charlie proudly served in the United States Army as a Sharpshooter (Carbine) and a Marksman (AAA-Niki) during the Korean and Vietnam War eras. He also served as an on-base barber for his fellow soldiers. In his civilian life, Charlie worked for National Cash Register (NCR) as a technician, after returning from the service. He retired form NCR after thirty-three years of dedicated service. Following his retirement, Charlie went back to work farming. He never had idle hands and even in his spare time you could find him piddling, fixing things, or working in his beautiful garden. Charlie was a caring friend, loving and dependable neighbor, and honest, hard-working man. He was a devoted husband, attentive father, doting grandfather, loyal brother and son. Charlie will be deeply missed by all who knew and dearly loved him.

He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Betty Morris; children, Brad Morris and wife Vicki, Anthony Morris and wife Stacy, Anissa Habecker and husband Chris, and Terri Morris; four-legged son, Harry Robert Morris; grandchildren, Chance Elkins and wife, Brittany, Micah Elkins, Staci Habecker, Logan Morris, Charli Morris, Austin Habecker and Kaden Morris; great-grandchildren, Brendon Elkins, Kinslee Elkins and Piper Elkins; numerous nieces and nephews; other extended family; and many dear friends.

Charlie was preceded by an infant son; grandsons, Mason Morris and John Elkins; parents, William Monroe and Blanche Morris; brothers, James “Bug” Morris and Neal Morris; and sister, Nina Painter.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 25 at De Leon First Baptist Church with Brother Daniel Harper and Brother Don McKee officiating. Graveside services followed in Round Grove Cemetery. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to The Gideons International at P.O. Box 97251, Washington, DC 20090-7251, in memory of Charlie. Condolences may be offered online at