September 17, 1953 - July 25, 2021
Rudy Lynn Morris Sr. 67 of Springdale, Arkansas died at 1:12 pm Sunday July 25, 2021 from injuries sustained in a one vehicle accident in rural Westville, Oklahoma. Rudy was born September 17, 1953 in Springdale, Arkansas to Henry Harold Morriss and Annie Lee Huffmann Morriss. He was a lifelong area resident. Growing up on a farm he loved horses and was a good horseman. His beloved horse Playboy was well trained and always by his side. Rudy attended the Rodeo of the Ozarks with his father every year, working and sleeping with the horses. Rudy attended Springdale schools graduating from Springdale High School in 1971 where he was a member of Future Farmers of America. He was married to Geraldine Armstrong from 1971 to 1992 and the couple had two children, Shawna D'Ann and Rudy Lynn Jr. Rudy worked in construction, also laying brick and native stone. He worked for Charlie Price building concrete storm shelters in the 1980's. He worked for Jones Truck Lines for many years as a dock worker and over-the-road truck driver until the company's closing. He was a proud member of Teamsters local 823. He also worked for Basic Trucking as a dump truck driver helping to complete Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport (XNA). Rudy had a passion for motorcycles. Racing dirt bikes for several years he took home many trophies. Harleys were his favorite motorcycle and he owned and rode many. He also had a love for the outdoors, enjoying camping, hunting and fishing. Rudy was a baptized Christian and will be welcomed into the arms of the Lord, though dearly missed by those whom loved him. He is survived by his daughter Shawna D'Ann Morris Haskins of Westville Oklahoma, his son Rudy Lynn Morris Jr. of Springdale, Arkansas and his grandson Joshua Aaron Haskins of Westville, Oklahoma as well as many nieces and nephews. Rudy was preceded in death by his father Henry Harold Morriss, mother Annie Lee Huffman Morriss Safley, stepfather Glen Safley, brothers Roger Lee Morris and Randy Harold Morris Sr., paternal grandparents Samuel Simon and Nellie Edith (Puryear) Morriss and maternal grandparents Rudolph Ray and Emily Jane (Vaughan) Huffman. Cremation by Serenity Funerals and Crematory, Tulsa Oklahoma Graveside services will be held 10:00 am, August 28, 2021 at Morriss Cemetery, Morris Cemetery Road, Hindsville, AR 72738 Officiated by Christian Worship Center pastor, Nick Adair. "God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things that I can, and the wisdom to know the difference."
Rudy Lynn Morris Sr. 67 of Springdale, Arkansas died at 1:12 pm Sunday July 25, 2021 from injuries sustained in a one vehicle accident in rural Westville, Oklahoma. Rudy was born September 17, 1953 in Springdale, Arkansas to Henry Harold Morriss... View Obituary & Service Information
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