Lloyd Eugene Morris, Jr., known to most as Butch, of St. Clair, MO, departed this life in Sullivan, MO, on June 20, 2018, having reached the age of seventy-one years, three months and twenty-eight days. Butch was born in St. Louis, MO, on February 22, 1947, son of Lloyd Eugene Morris, Jr. and Clara Opal Morris nee Brown. on December 20, 1997, he was united in marriage to Gail Louise DeVore and they were blessed to have two daughters.
Butch is survived by his wife, Gail Morris of St. Clair, MO; by his daughters, Tina Dennis and companion, Bob Marriott, of Gravois Mills, MO and Sarah Price and companion, Ed Branson, of St. Clair; by three grandchildren, Josie Dennis of Gravois Mills, Jeri Lynn Price and Jayla Price, who he affectionately called Shorty, both of St. Clair; by brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.
Butch was preceded in death by his father, Lloyd E. Morris, Sr.; by his mother, Clara Morris Estep, and by his step-father, Mitch Estep.
Butch was a Christian and member of Virginia Mines Baptist Church in Lonedell, MO. For over twenty years he was employed by Laid Law Bus Lines and later Student First Bus Lines, as a school bus driver, primarily for the Washington, MO school district. In his younger years, Butch had loved spending time outdoors. He was an avid gardener and enjoyed sharing his produce with family and friends. Hunting and fishing were favorite hobbies, as was playing cards with his friends. In recent years he enjoyed listening to gospel music, especially the Gaither family and had become an avid Cardinals Baseball fan and rarely missed a televised game.. Nothing meant more to him than his family and each of his granddaughters were precious to him.
A devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, brother-in-law, uncle, cousin and friend, he will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew and loved him.
Private memorial and committal services will take place at a later date. The family entrusted the care of their loved one to Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair, MO. Memorials may be made to the family.