Charles F. "Chuck" Morris, Jr.April 7, 1942 ~ January 31, 2018 (age 75)
Memorial Services for Charles F. "Chuck" Morris Jr., 75, Humphrey, will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, February 3, 2018 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Madison. Visitation with family will be one hour prior to service at the church. Military honors by the Nebraska National Guard Honor Guard and Humphrey American Legion Post 80. Resseguie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Chuck passed away Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at his home in Humphrey.
Charles Franklin was born April 7, 1942 in Camas, Clark Co, Washington to Charles Franklin and Fern May (Russell) Morris Sr. Chuck grew up in the Astoria and Warrenton, Oregon area. After high school, he went to Condon, OR and worked on his uncle's ranch for a short period and in the summer he enjoyed commercial fishing. In 1960, he joined the US Army. He completed 2 tours in Korea, 3 tours in Germany and 2 tours in Vietnam. While serving in the Army, Chuck was a drill sergeant at Fort Lewis, WA. He was a sniper instructor in Vietnam as well as a helicopter crew chief where he carried out 125 missions. After Vietnam, he returned to Fort Carson, Colorado. Many of his military duties and activities: Battalion Maintenance officer CWO2 and master shooter for All Army Marksmanship, traveling to various military bases through the U.S., shooting in National Combat Matches and competition (which became his lively hood and hobby). Chuck retired from the US Army after 23 years and moved back to Colorado Springs, CO from his last tour in Germany in 1980. After his military career, Chuck attended Colorado Aero Tech in Boulder, CO earning his private pilot's license. He returned to college earning a dual master’s degree in management and procurement from Regis University and Webster University. He went to work for Texas Instruments in Colorado Springs, CO.
Chuck married Joanne (McMillan) Abrams on February 3, 1975 at Fort Carson, CO.
Chuck always had a dream or a vision of doing something bigger and better. He dreamed of building his own boat and sailing around the world, but Joanne had no interest in being a sailor. Chuck enjoyed reading books on boating, sailing, shooting and cars, especially Corvettes. He loved his Corvettes. He always stayed current with world events and politics.
In 1998, he and moved to Humphrey where he and Joanne purchased their 10 acres farm, while waiting for Joanne to retire he went to work driving concrete truck part time for Humphrey Co-op.
Chuck loved his kitty "Bonnie" which is just one of the 20 kitties he and Joanne have.
He is survived by his wife Joanne of 43 years, son Charles, III, daughters Jenny Overby and Pedra Hyatt, stepson Alan Abrams, sister Janice Hendrickson, brother John May, 8 nephews and 1 niece.
Chuck was preceded in death by his parents and step-father Jack May and sister Jo Morris Bradley.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to the family.