Neal O Morris returned to his Father in Heaven on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 of Parkinson’s and Lewy Body Dementia. He was at his home surrounded by his family and loved ones.
Neal was a cherished son of William Ormond and Rae Nola Baker Morris. He was born on July 31, 1949 in Milford, Utah.
Neal was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He married the love of his life, Sherian Alice Smith on June 9, 1972. Their marriage was later solemnized in the St. George Temple on June 25, 1977.
Neal and Sherian are the parents of six children: Chad (Melissa) Lambourne, Andrea (Steve) Marwadel, Jason Lambourne, Jody O (Belinda) Morris, Matthew (Melissa) Morris, and Sherida Morris. They are the proud grandparents of 20 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.
Neal served in the Army Reserve for 23 years, he retired as 1st sergeant of his unit. He worked at Geneva Steel for 30 years, retired from there as an Electronic Technician. He also worked at the Nephi Rubber Plant for 7 years, as an electrician.
Neal loved his family and was a devoted husband and father. He enjoyed serving others. He was tender-hearted, compassionate and had many ways of serving his Heavenly Father and Savior in this life. He was well known for his tender, sweet, and spiritual characteristics. Neal loved to be outdoors camping, fishing, and deer hunting with his boys. He loved hiking to Lone Peak and had a passionate hobby for fixing things. He was extremely particular about doing a good job!
Neal served a Family History mission with his beloved wife for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He loved being the only son in his family and spoiled by his five sisters.
He is survived by his wife, five children, grandchildren, and three sisters: Karen (Glen) Foster, DellaRae (Francis) Anderson, Valorie (Gary) Lund and many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, his son; Matthew, two sisters; Carlene (Dan) Jepperson, Roena (John) Stevens and brother in law Francis Anderson.
Services will be held Saturday, February 9, 2019 in the Nephi 12th Ward Building (351 N 100 W). There will be a viewing at 11:00 - 12:45 AM, with a small service at 1:00 PM and interment with military honors directly after.
The family would like to express their appreciation to Central Valley Hospice for their love and caring ways to Neal and his family at this very difficult time.