Posted on 22 March 2016.
Richard D. “Dick” Morris, age 82, of Belmont, went to be with his Lord on Friday, March 18, 2016. Dick was born to DJ and Meryl (Hanna) Morris on Feb 26, 1934, in Evans, Michigan. He graduated from Cedar Springs High School in 1952, where he went on to be a teacher, counselor, and mentor to many for several years. Dick was a loving husband, father, grandpa, and great-grandpa and will be forever missed by his family. Dick was President of the West MI Counselor Association and served on the board that developed the Kent County Tech Center (KCTC). He was also very active in the expansion and renovation of the Bostwick Lake Congregational Church, where he was a member. Dick was preceded in death by his daughter, Brenda Heffron; his brother, Rex Morris; and his sister, Bonnie Rowland. Dick is survived by his wife of 62 years, JoAn (Deyo) Morris; his children, Kirk and Joy Morris, Kelli Morris, and Traci and Glenn Jonker; his grandchildren, Bryan and Katie Heffron, Kendra and Jeremy Steinhaus, Kerra Heffron and her fiancé Jake, Jordan Heffron, Aubrey and Kyle Marion, Gavin and Ashlee Morris, Kory Jonker, Ethan Jonker, Cieara Beardslee, Landon Beardslee; his great-grandchildren, Hailey, Tyler, Logan, Luke, and Brenson; his sisters, Sally Fortuna and Sandy (Mort) Reed; his sister-in-law, Bonnie (Rick) Nelson; his brother-in-law, James Dickerson; and many nieces and nephews. There will be a visitation from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 22, 2016, at the Pederson Funeral Home, 127 N Monroe St., Rockford, MI 49341. Funeral Services for Dick will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 23, 2016, at Bostwick Lake Congregational Church, 7979 Belding Rd NE, Rockford, MI 49341. Memorial contributions may be given in Dicks’s name to the Bostwick Lake Congregational Church or the Alano Club of Kent County, 1020 College Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503.
Arrangements by Pederson Funeral Home