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Charles Ira Morris Jr.

November 10, 1953 ~ July 21, 2023 (age 69) 69 Years Old


Charles Ira Morris, Jr., 69, passed away Friday, July 21, 2023, at his home in Fairfax, MO. He was born in Poplar Bluff, MO, November 10, 1953, to parents Charles Ira and Alma Ruth (Boyer) Morris.

Chuck was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He was united in marriage to Gwendolyn Sue Upton in 1973 at Las Vegas, NV, and spent fifty wonderful years together, and was blessed with two children. Chuck was of the Baptist faith. He worked at Noranda Aluminum in Martson, MO, for twenty-nine years and retired in 2008. He and Gwen purchased a farm in Fairfax, where they spent their retirement. He loved his farm, and enjoyed hunting, fishing, working on many projects around the farm, and taking care of his many animals and pets. Chuck also enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, taking them hunting, fishing, sports activities, and playing cards and dice with them.

In addition to his parents, Chuck is preceded in death by his stepparents: Margo Morris and Richard Paul Patterson; sister: Joan Vernetta Giudicy, Paula Renee Patterson; niece: Abigail Lynn Patterson; nephew: Liam Richard Julius.

Chuck is survived by his loving wife of forty years; son: Billy Morris and wife Kelly of Fairfax; daughter: Marcie Morris of Marston; grandchildren: Brooklynn Baughman and husband Josh of Rockport, Emma Morris of Maryville, Shelbey Morris and significant other Kayden Holecek of Mound City, Olivia Morris of Fairfax, Piper Morris of Fairfax, Dylan Jeffords and significant other Jetta Sillers of Fairfax; great-grandchild: Bray William Baughman and a great-granddaughter on the way; brothers: Roger Morris and wife Sharon of Festus, Richard Patterson and wife Susan of Farmington; sisters: Charlene Wilson and significant other Brad Smythe of Piedmont, Patti Belle Patterson of Festus; and many other treasured and loved family members. Chuck will be missed by all who knew and loved him. 

Visitation was held at 5:00 pm, Thursday, July 27, 2023, at Ruegg Funeral Home, Piedmont Chapel. Funeral service was held at 1:00 pm, Friday, July 28, 2023, also in the Piedmont Chapel. Pastor Richard Sanders ministered to the family. Roger Morris, Richard Patterson, Cole Patterson-Conway, Christopher Wilson, Tyler Wilson, Michael Giudicy, Kyle Morris, Hunter Patterson served as pallbearers. Charles Ray Morris and Steve Barbre served as honoaray pallbearers. Burial was in Rowland-Woods Cemetery, Patterson. Online condolences can be made at

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July 27, 2023

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Ruegg Funeral Home-Piedmont
321 N. Main St
Piedmont, MO 63957

Funeral Service
July 28, 2023

1:00 PM
Ruegg Funeral Home-Piedmont
321 N. Main St
Piedmont, MO 63957

July 28, 2023

2:15 PM
Rowland-Woods Cemetery
CR 314
Patterson, Missouri 63956


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