Richard L. Morris, 58, of Peoria, IL died at 12:40 A.M. Sunday, May 21, 2006 at his home surround by his family.He was born on July 1, 1947 in St. Charles, MO. to Bill and Barbara Morris. He married Barbara Jane Eubanks on August 4, 1971 and she survives.Surviving are three sons: William L. Morris of Springfield, IL, Andrew A. (and Kristen) Morris of Three Rivers, MI, and Benjamin W. Morris of Springfield, IL; one grandchild, Ethan C. Morris; and two brothers: Doug (and Patty) Morris of Peoria and Jim Morris of Peoria.He was a dedicated school teacher for 32 years and retired from Mossville Elementary School in 2003. He attended Living Water Community Church in Creve Coeur. He enjoyed golf, poker and the Cubs. He waited his whole life for a Cubs World Series title, and said before he died "Well, at least I won't have to wait until next year."Cremation rites were accorded. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at 6:30 P.M. at Weber-Hurd Funeral Home, Chillicothe. Rev. Tom McGuire Officiating. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 6-8:00 PM. Memorials may be may to Community Hospice of America.
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