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Ronald Virgil Morris


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Ronald Virgil Morris

Mt. Vernon - Ronald Virgil (R.V.) Morris, age 91, of Mt. Vernon, Missouri, passed away at 10:10 p.m. on Friday, June 8, 2018, at the Missouri Veteran's Home in Mt. Vernon. He was born October 9, 1926, in Halltown, Missouri, the son of Ira Virgil (I.V.) and Montie Mae (Seneker) Morris.

R.V. was a 1944 graduate of Mt. Vernon High School and served in the United States Army from 1945 until 1946. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Mt. Vernon.

R.V. owned several business in his life. In 1953 he owned a Conoco Service Station in Springfield, Missouri. In 1956 he moved to Mt. Vernon and owned and operator Firestone-R.V. Morris Home and Auto for 14 years, then R.V. Auto Supply for eight years. In 1982 he bought out Millsap Clothing Store in Mt. Vernon and called it Paul Thomas' Clothing, which he owned and operated for ten years. He lived on a farm for most of his life and raised cattle for over 20 years. He was a rural mail carrier for 13 years. He met and became friends with thousands of people and was interested in their life stories. R.V. was a husband, dad, grandpa, great-grandpa and a business man. He was a perfectionist and prided himself in being a hard worker in whatever he did. He was devoted to his family and loved them more than anything.

On May 1, 1948, he married Ivernia Jones in Springfield, Missouri. They were married for 49 years, before she passed away on December 18, 1997.

R.V. is survived by his daughter, Ronda (Roger) Hawks of Lockwood, Missouri; son, Mark (Donna) Morris of Mt. Vernon; seven grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.

He will be greatly missed by those who knew him and came into his life.

His parents, Ira and Montie, wife, Ivernia, son, Paul Morris, and his brother Lon Morris, preceded him in death.

A funeral service, under the direction of the Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon, will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 16, 2018, at the First Presbyterian Church in Mt. Vernon. Burial will follow at the Mt. Vernon IOOF Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 12:00-1:00 p.m. prior to the service, at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations, may be made payable to the First Presbyterian Church, in care of the funeral home.

Online condolences may be shared at www.FossettMosherFuneralHome.com.
Published in the News-Leader on June 14, 2018
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