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David W. Morris

November 8, 2018


David W. Morris, 63, of Newton, died Thursday, November 8, 2018 in Wichita, Kansas.   He was born December 7, 1954 in Arkansas City, Kansas to Carol and Roberta (Coleman) Morris.  He was married to Carla (Gillen) Morris; they had one child, Matthew Levi Morris.


David was a life long railroader.  He hired on to the Santa Fe railroad in 1973 and stayed with the line until his retirement in 2014. 


He was affiliated with the Hutchinson Kansas Masonic Lodge AF&AM and recently received his 25 years of service certificate.


David had a love of movies, John Wayne movies were a personal favorite.  He enjoyed playing golf in the company of good friends and loved politics and talking about the current state off affairs.


David is survived by his wife Carla and son Levi Morris of Lyons, Kansas; brothers James (Cathy) Morris of Hoisington, Kansas and Steven Morris of Andover, Kansas; Uncle Ronald “Butch”  (the late Connie)Morris of Oxford, Kansas and Aunts Norma (Bud) Smith of Springfield, Colorado, and Naomi Morris of Canton, Kansas. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.


He is preceded in death by his parents and one sister LoRee Hall


Memorial service will be 1:00 p.m., Saturday, November 17th at Petersen Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Matt Kruse presiding. There will be a private family interment at a later date. Visitation will be 5 p.m. to 9 p.m, Friday at Petersen Funeral Home with the family receiving friends from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. there will be a reception at the Breadbasket following the service.


Memorials are suggested to Caring Hands Humane Society in care of Petersen Funeral Home.

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8 thoughts on “David W. Morris

  1. I met Dave at dialysis. I enjoyed joking around with him about everything but really mostly politics. He enjoyed his family. I will miss seeing and visiting him. He was my favorite person to see each week. He will be greatly missed. Lots of prayers and Hugs to his family and grandpup.

  2. So sorry for the loss of a friend. David and I grew up in Arkansas City and stayed in contact during our railroad years. We lost track of each other after I left the railroad in 1990. We had great times in his Mustang fastback automobile. Peace be with you.

  3. I found out today that you are no longer with us…. I was devasted & I definitely was not ready for you to go….My heart ? is broken & I will forever miss you my dear dear friend…. I know we would chat on the phone from time to time & we would laugh & reminisce about times gone by, but you always made us all laugh & we would have such a good time….This world will not be the same without….Please know that you will be so missed & You were so loved….Rest well my dear friend….One Of Dave’s Girls Always & Forever❣️❣️❣️Phyllis Agee, Pawnee Rock Ks

  4. Carla and family
    I am so sorry to here about David. My thoughts and prayers for all of you.
    Sherri (James) Means

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