JOHNSON CITY - Clarence J. Morris, also known as Arkie and Coach Morris, age 85, died Feb. 17, 2021, at Stanton County Hospital in Johnson City, KS. He was born April 20, 1935, in Guymon, OK, the son of Clarence “Chuck” and Hazel (Amen) Morris. He continued his education at Garden City Community College, then transferred to Ft. Hays State University. Arkie married Emeryl Windmill on July 25, 1953, in Johnson City. Arkie was a coach, teacher, and bus driver for USD 452.
Arkie is survived by his children, Leilah Butt of Manter, KS, Larry Morris of Johnson City, KS, Doug Morris of Lamar, CO, and Brenda Wolf of Johnson City, KS; brother, Mearl Morris of Johnson City, KS; sisters, Betty Barber of Johnson City, KS, and Judy Figgins of Longdale, OK; nine grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Arkie is preceded in death by his parents, Chuck and Hazel; wife, Emeryl; and sister, Joyce Bezona.
Private funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Feb. 22, 2021, at the First United Methodist Church in Johnson City, KS. The funeral service will be live streamed on Garnand Funeral Home Facebook page. A public interment will follow at the Stanton County Cemetery with Masonic Rites. The public is encouraged to wear masks and social distance. Visitation will be 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Feb. 21, 2021, at Garnand Funeral Home in Johnson City, KS. Memorial contributions may be given to the Stanton County Cross Country Team in care of Garnand Funeral Home, PO Box 715, Johnson City, KS 67855. Condolences may be posted at www.garnandfuneralhomes.com.
Posted online on February 19, 2021