Franklin's Story

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The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Brigid Catholic Church on Monday, December 18th, 2017, at 11:00 AM with Father Stuart Crevcoure officiating. Visitation for Frank will be held on Friday, December 15th, 2017 from noon until 6:00 Pm at Reed-Culver with his family in attendance. His final resting place will be Hulbert IOOF Cemetery with the United States Air Force providing his honors. Online condolences for his family may be left at www.reedculver.com.
Pallbearers for Frank include James Morris, James Morris Jr., Wayne Aruda, Terry Braden, Richie Roy, and Jeffrey Hardison.
Franklin Everett Morris, or Frank to his family and friends, was born on November 7th, 1935, in Cushing, OK, the son of Floyd Elvis and Mary Octavia (Ward) Morris. The family was to include his brother Floyd and his three sisters, Frances, Georgia, and Caroline. He was baptized and confirmed at Cathedral of The holy Cross by Archbishop Cushing. He graduated high school, then he enlisted in the United States Air Force, serving with the 3245th. He served in Landstuhl, Germany. It was while he was in Massachusetts he would meet and marry the love of his life, Joan Marie Keddie on April 18th, 1959, at St. Matthews Catholic Church. For 58 years they shared all the adventures and trials life offered up, but always together. Their marriage was blessed with one son and three daughters, James Taylor, Rosemary, Susan Elaine, and Sandra Ann. Frank earned his living as an Electronics Technician with Polaroid and Raytheon Corporation. He loved his job and excelled, and he really liked people. The family lived for a time in Massachusetts, and it was here Frank developed his love of fishing and any time spent on the ocean. Every chance he had he loaded the children up in the car, headed them to the mountains and started looking for the next beautiful rocks to turn into jewelry. The family would later relocate to Oklahoma, and once in Hulbert, Frank was home and ready to take on singing along to his favorite country singers, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, and watching Hee Haw. This good ole country boy liked bowling, taking Joan dancing, playing Bingo, and going to flea markets in search of knick knacks. He had a soft spot of each and every one of his grandchildren, ten granddaughters and two grandsons. He loved to tease and joke with them, and there was nothing better than a holiday with all those he loved gathered together. He also had six adored great grandchildren. For all the good times and as well as he liked life, Frank was to battle a lingering illness. He was blessed with a family that remained close to his side. The Lord called this gentle loving man home form his labors on Wednesday, December 13th, 2017 at his home, with his wife and family at his side. Frank was 82 years old. He leaves a family that loved adored and respected this wonderful husband and father.
Frank is preceded in death by his mother, father, his grandparents, Nancy and James Ward, his beloved daughter Sandy, his brother Floyd and two sisters, Georgia and Caroline.
Those left to celebrate Franks life include his loving wife of 58 years, Joan Morris of the home. His children include Rosemary Aruda and husband Wayne of Tewsbury, MA, James Taylor Morris and wife Tammy of Muskogee, OK, and Susan Morris of Hulbert, OK. He leaves one sister, Frances Fran Fredelake of Kensley, KS. Frank will live on in his twelve grand and six great grandchildren as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends and loved ones.
Published on December 14, 2017
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