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Mr. Max Edward Morris

Obituary for Mr. Max Edward Morris

January 1, 1938 - June 8, 2019
Murray, Kentucky | Age 81


Mr. Max Edward Morris, age 81, of Murray, Kentucky, died on Saturday, June 08, 2019 at the Murray-Calloway County Hospital.

Mr. Morris was born in Calloway County, Kentucky on January 1, 1938 to the late Lancie Morris and Jessie (Armstrong) Morris. Mr. Morris was a graduate of Lynn Grove High School. He was an active member of the Kirksey Church of Christ and a former elder. Mr. Morris served as a Sergeant for the Murray Police Department for seven years, Calloway County Coroner from 1974 – 1977, and served as the Calloway County Sheriff from 1977 – 1981. Later, he retired as a sales manager from Dwain Taylor Chevrolet.

Mr. Morris is survived by his wife, Shirley (Butterworth) Morris of Murray, Kentucky, whom he married on October 1, 1955 in Corinth, Mississippi; two daughters, Zandra Beane and husband David of Kirksey, Kentucky and Regina Hudgens and husband Mark of Jackson, Tennessee; one son, Garry Whayne Morris of Mt. Vernon, Indiana; two brothers, Marlon Morris of Murray, Kentucky and Kelvin Morris of Mayfield, Kentucky; four grandchildren, Heather Morris of Murray, Kentucky, Jamey Beane of Kirksey, Kentucky, and Jessica Hudgens and Brandi Hudgens both of Jackson, Tennessee; as well as 4 great-grandchildren, Hayden Holomon of Murray, Kentucky, Sam Loyd Beane of Kirksey, Kentucky, Kinze Beane of Kirksey, Kentucky and Tinsley Hudgens of Jackson, Tennessee.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home with David Hendrickson and Mike Fields officiating. Burial will follow in the Murray City Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home.

Expressions of sympathy can be made to the Kirksey Church of Christ, 1059 Tidwell Road, Benton, Kentucky 42025.

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    Benton, KY 42025

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