Donald L. ‘Don’ Morris

Donald L. “Don” Morris, 72, of Parsons passed away at 10:26 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018, at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas.

He was born July 13, 1946, in Parsons to Ralph L. and Anna K. (Mills) Morris. As a young boy, Don grew up in Parsons. In 1964, he graduated from Labette County Community High School in Altamont and later attended Parsons Junior College.

He proudly served in the United States Navy from 1966 until his honorable discharge in 1970. Following his discharge, he returned to Parsons, working at Dayton Superior and the Kansas Army Ammunition Plant. He then began his 30-year career at Parsons Glass, where he worked until retiring in 2005.

He was a life member of Brown-Bishop Post No. 704, Veterans of Foreign Wars. Don was a volunteer firefighter for 30 years for Walton Township, now called Labette No. 9 Fire District, where he served as vice president and treasurer from 1982-2003. From 1992-2002, he also served on the Labette County Zoning Appeals Board. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, trapping and gardening.

On Nov. 19, 1971, he married Vicki Westhoff at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Parsons. She survives of the home.

In addition to his wife, survivors include a son, Christopher L. Morris of Pittsburg; and a host of friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Anna Morris.

The funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Parsons. Burial will be at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Parsons. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Parsons.

Memorials are suggested to Brown-Bishop Post No. 704, Veterans of Foreign Wars. These may be left at or mailed to the funeral home, P.O. Box 374, Parsons, KS 67357.


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