Thomas (Tom) E. Morris
Thomas (Tom) E. Morris 76, of Valley Park, MO (formally from Vermilion, Ohio) passed peacefully on May 10, 2022 at St. Claire Hospital in Fenton, MO surrounded by his loving family.
Tom was born on October 10, 1945 in Littleton, West Virginia.
He is predeceased by his father; Donald L. Morris, mother; Nora (House) Raymer, a step-father; Adolph Raymer, two brothers; Marvin Lee and Donald Kevin Morris, two sisters; Donna Dent and Barbara (Chip) McCoy, an infant son; Steven, stepbrother; Ronald Raymer, and a niece; Diana Dent.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years; Wanda (Simmons) Morris, three sons; Thomas of Huron, OH, Michael (Beth) of Norwalk, OH, and Eric (Amy) of Fenton, MO, four grandchildren; Tyler Gray, Jacob Morris, Rylie Morris, Ellie Morris, and four great-grandchildren, two brothers; Arnold (Barbara) of Dennison, OH, and Dennis Morris of Port St. Lucie, FL, half sister; Christi (Carlos) Gonzales of Boca Raton, FL, step brothers; John (Ruth) Raymer of Vienna, VA, Vince (Delores) of Naples, FL, Raymond (Tami) of Harrisburg, NC, step sisters; JoAnn (Kent) Holland of Adena, OH, Bernadette Dometrovich of Charlotte, NC, Antonette Brockmeyer (Blair) of Adena, OH, Yvonne (Gary) Niskala of Rindge, NH, four nieces and five nephews.
Tom graduated from Wayne High School in 1964, retired from Ford Motor Company in Lorain, OH in 1997, and was a member of the UAW Auto Workers Local 425. For many years he participated in softball, bowling, pool and golf leagues in the Lorain area. After he retired, he worked at Dragon Ranch Golf Course in Amherst, OH. Most mornings you could find him at the Nest Restaurant having coffee with “the regulars.” At the time of his death he worked at Crescent Farms Golf Course in Eureka, MO.
Tom loved his family, enjoyed his grandchildren’s sporting events, and watching sports on TV. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, cooking, canning, baking pies, gardening, playing card games, doing magic tricks and spending time with family and friends. He felt blessed to have been from a very loving family and had a long list of lifelong childhood friends, coworkers and very special neighbors. Tom was often the neighborhood handyman who helped anyone that reached out, and enjoyed sitting in his driveway to give love and a treat to every dog that walked by. He especially loved his granddog, Cooper.
Memorial services in Ohio will be announced at a later date.