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Gene T. MORRIS Jr.

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Gene T. MORRIS Jr. Obituary

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MORRIS, Jr., Gene T. 64, of Springfield passed away Friday, December 28, 2012 in his residence surrounded by his family after a three month illness. He was born June 2, 1948 in Springfield, the son of Gene T. and Delores (Rutherford) Morris, Sr. Gene attended Shawnee High School, Class of 1966, and served in the U.S. Marine Corps, doing a tour of duty during the Vietnam War. He was a manager for Chakeres Theaters for twelve years, was the head of security for the Jewish Federation of Dayton and had worked as a salesman for many years. Gene attended Maiden Lane Church of God, was a member of the AmVets, Union Club and was very active in VFW Post 1031 for many years. He is survived by his wife of 37 years Armenda (Kyle) Morris; five children Michael (Carla) Dunn of Huber Heights, Gene "Tunney" Morris III of Springfield, Rodney Dunn of Fairborn, Trent (Amanda) Morris of Fairborn and Heather Jene Morris of Springfield; five beloved brothers Emmett Morris, John (Trena) Leffel, David (Cheri) Leffel, Gary (Cheri) Morris and Michael Morris all of Springfield; eight grandchildren Sean (Brandi) Dunn, Tia and Tatum Morris, Gage, Shea and Braden Morris and Nicholas and Dustin Dunn; seven great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Gene is preceded in death by his parents; step-mother Carol Morris; and brother Bobby Leffel. Visitation will be Wednesday from 6-8 PM in the RICHARDS, RAFF & DUNBAR MEMORIAL HOME. A service to honor Gene's life will be Thursday at 1:00 PM in the memorial home, with Dan Leithauser officiating. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.richardsraffanddunbar.com

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Published in Springfield News-Sun on Dec. 30, 2012
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