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Stillwater, OK 74074
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Owen Morris

Owen Deon Morris

Thursday August 2, 1956 - Thursday March 11, 2021
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Owen Deon Morris, 64, passed away quite unexpectedly at his home on March 11, 2021. His memorial service begins at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at the Cimarron Valley Church in Perkins, Oklahoma. Strode Funeral Home and Cremation is in charge of arrangements.



Owen was born on August 2, 1956 to Freddie and Luella (Goodman) Morris in Seiling, OK. He was the first male grandchild born on his Mother's side of the family, an honor he was always proud of. He started school at Seiling, OK, then the family moved to Taloga, OK during his first-grade year, finally moving to Vici, OK just before 5th grade, and he graduated in 1974 from Vici High. Early on in life, Owen proved that he had music in his soul. He took off running instead walking when he started with piano lessons when he was about 8 years old. When he got to the age to be in choir in school, his voice just shined. God blessed him with a wonderful tenor voice, which he used in praise to God up until the end of his life. He was also in band, and to this day, his former band teacher tells that Owen was the most outstanding French horn player he ever encountered.



Owen was a hard worker. He was the Daily Oklahoman morning and evening newspaper carrier for several years. When he started he was riding a bike, then was happy to get to move to a Honda 50cc step through motorcycle, which he still owned and had started some restoration on it, but life has a way of getting in the way of projects! The pinnacle of excitement was when he was able to buy a Honda 90cc motorcycle with the money he had saved from that job. He worked for several different farmers as he got older, and always gave his employers more than they asked for, which was a trait of his at every job he ever held. However, following in his father's footsteps, his career was being an Auto "Parts Man". Owen was a man who could spout part numbers off the top of his head as easily as most people can say their children's names! He took some classes at UCO in Edmond, and also tried his hand at selling real estate, but no matter what else happened, he came back to that career that he had started when he was 18 years old, in Beaver, OK.



Beaver didn't offer a young person a lot of entertainment options, but there was a roller rink. Owen became a regular there, and then when he moved back to Woodward, he found himself gravitating to the roller rink there. Through many years on the floor, he was quite smooth, but his skills really ramped up, when a skating pro started giving lessons. He took off again, and easily passed many of the skill levels with flying colors. He was a natural at dance skating, and was often chosen as a partner to help the girls to compete for their tests. Life moved on, and the skating rink wasn't the place he sought for entertainment. Those smooth roller-skating skills moved to the dance floor and made him someone the ladies wanted to dance with. However, one night a lovely lady caught his eye. He asked, she said yes, and he danced right into her life. Soon he asked a more important question, and once again, she said yes. That question led to almost 20 years of marriage to his beautiful bride, forever a bride in his eyes, Gladys Anderson. That marriage blended both their families, and they never had her kids or his kids; they were always called "Our Kids".



Serving God was important to Owen. He attended Cimarron Valley Church, where he taught Sunday School and many times, sang solos during services.



Recently, Owen inherited his father's prized 1941 Diamond T truck. He took that truck to several different car shows, winning prizes at every one he attended. Because of the truck, and how much he enjoyed sharing it and the stories behind it with others, he joined the Stillwater Antique & Classic Car Club.



Owen was quite a jokester. He loved pulling pranks on people, and was the King of Bad Dad Jokes!



Owen loved to work in his yard, not something he enjoyed as a child, but got plenty of opportunity to practice! His immaculate traits were ones that he "inherited" from his Mother. He was taught that it didn't matter if anyone else even saw what you were doing, you had to keep to your standards and most of all to God's standards.



Owen delighted in his grandchildren. Sometimes he would carry on with them so that one would have to wonder who was the child and who was the grownup!



His family will never forget all the Christmas "dirty Santa" exchanges, when he would drag the game out, by going around and around, "just shopping".



No doubt about it, Owen was an original, "they threw away the mold", kind of guy. He will be greatly missed,



Owen is survived by: his wife, Gladys Anderson Morris, two sons; Adam Grant & wife Amber of Perkins, OK and Cole Morris & fiance' Lauren Naden of Stillwater, OK; four daughters; Brandi Cruz & husband Jose' of Woodward, OK, Katie Espy & husband Adam of Mustang, OK, Jenny Thomas & husband William of Mustang, OK and Lauren Reed & husband Jordan of Waukegan, IL. Grandchildren: Julian, Adrian & Darian Cruz of Woodward, OK, Cagle & Gentry Grant of Perkins, OK, Clarke Espy, Aiden & Emri Thomas of Mustang, OK and almost grandson, Ronan Gilreath of Stillwater, OK; Three sisters, Wilda Nichols & husband Jim of Dolph, AR, Karen Burson of Welling, OK, Sonja Boedecker & husband Melvin of Vici, OK, as well as many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and friends.



Owen was preceded in death by his parents, Freddie & Luella Morris, son, Devon Morris, and 2 infant sons; Brothers-in-law Terry Hutton, Gene Burson, Johnny Anderson and Richard Anderson, Father-in-law, J D Anderson and Mother-in-law Evelyn Anderson, and nephew Jonathan Hutton.



Honorary pallbearers will be: Dave Lester, Ted Arthur, Dickie Rogers, Harland Wells, Gary Stinnett, Jerry Sadler, Donnie Randall, Paul Dawson, Todd Clark, Jason Robinson, Bob Womack, and Ted Walker.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his name to the Cimarron Valley Church: 901 N. Sadler Road, Perkins, Oklahoma, 74059.

Condolences may be sent to the family and an online obituary may be viewed by visiting www.strodefh.com.
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Service Details

  • Service

    Tuesday, March 16th, 2021 | 1:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, March 16th, 2021 1:00pm
    Location
    Cimarron Valley Church
    Address
    901 North Sadler Road
    Perkins, OK 74059
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  • Interment

    Location
    Carney Cemetery
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Kathy Graham

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Gladys and Family -
We are so sorry to hear of Owen's passing. He was always so so so nice to us, particularly when we had our cars in for service at Barry Sanders. He always sought us out and said hello and asked about our family. He was a remarkably nice man. I know he will be greatly missed.
Bob and Kathy Graham
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