Rex J. Morris, 79 of Cedar Springs, died Monday, February 22, 2010 at Metron of Cedar Springs. Rex was born January 16, 1931 in Cedar Springs, MI the son of D.J. and Meryl (Hanna) Morris. He served in the U.S. Army and was one of the original Hell’s Angels paratroopers. He was a truck driver working for C.S. Tool & Die, VanKampen Trucking, and Reith & Riley. Following retirement he worked for the City of Cedar Springs. Rex was a member of the Glen Hill American Legion Post, Sons of American Legion, Tri-County Eagles, and the Lowell Moose. He was affectionately known as Grumpy Gramps. Surviving are his wife, Betty; daughters, Tanya (Richard) Eadie of Cedar Springs, Rexanne (Kim) Montague of Howard City; stepchildren, Cynthia Morris of Grand Rapids, Terri (Mike) Cegelis of Kent City, Darryl Holbrook of Cedar Springs, Greg Walters of Texas, Howard Walters of Howard City; 16 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; sisters, Bonnie Rowland, Sally (John) Fortuna, Sandy (Morton) Reed; brother, Dick (Jo An) Morris; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, nephew, Ricky Fortuna; great grandson, Dustin Montague. The family will receive friends Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs, www.blisswitterspike.com where services will be held Friday 11:00 am. Pastor Mary Ivanov officiating. Interment Elmwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Special Olympics Area 11 or the Ronald McDonald House. The family extends a special thank you to the caregivers at Metron of Cedar Springs.
Arrangements by Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs, www.blisswitterspike.com