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Durant McNeil Morris

09/03/1954 - 01/09/2017
Service Date: 01/17/2017
Service Time: 9:00 AM
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 26023 S. Lemon Ave, Queen Creek, Arizona

Durant “Randy” McNeil Morris, 62 of Gilbert Arizona passed away on January 9, 2017 from complications of respiratory infection.  Randy was born September 3, 1954 in Mesa Arizona.

Randy had a love for everything fast-paced and exciting.  He was a daredevil who loved to climb high, drive anything very fast and be in the great outdoors.  In October of 1977 Randy was diving off cliffs at Blue Point Bridge in Arizona, when he hit a rock under the water and broke his neck and some of his vertebras.  Randy was paralyzed from the neck down.  He spent the next 39 years of his life in a wheel chair.  He was comical and an inspiration to many.  He loved the White Mountains and camped there a lot with his family.  He had a love for his God and his country, he served in the Army where he was stationed in Germany.

He is preceded in death by his father, Robert “Tink” McNeil Morris Jr.. He is survived by his Mother, LaReece Bybee Morris and his siblings, Lonnie Morris (Georgia), Shanna (Fuller) (Terry), Jay Morris (Georgene) and Cinda (Rohan) (Bill).  He is also survived by his 71 nieces and nephews.

His service will be held on January 17, 2017 at the LDS Church on 26023 S. Lemon Ave. or (180th) Queen Creek AZ 85242 at 9:00 am.  A viewing will be held at the same building at 8:00 am.

He will be laid to rest at the Military Cemetery located in Phoenix on Carefree Road.

A go fund me page has been set up for Randy at:  www.gofundme.com Randy Morris.



  • Randy will be missed by all those who knew him. Fazoli’s!

  • Stephen Wilson Morris

    So sorry to lose our buddy Randy. Dan and I (1cousins) was talking about our lives growing up as boys. Lonnie Dan Randy Larry Steve.. We flew a spray rig abandoned in the lot by the sheds. Randy was always our machine gunner. He could make a noise with his mouth. That was perfect. We had great imaginations. Randy was mischievously minded. But could make you cry laughing at something he was doing being silly . We cousins looked out for each other. Randy used that to start stuff with a bully. Then come hang with us to keep him away. Shanna and Jay they really got the treatment. Randy tested their love many times. You still loved him and knew he loved you. After his accident his life was hard boring and mentally straining. But he kept his head up and lived each day tough. I took him some chocolate ice cream on my trip home from reunion. Great visit we both laughed and cried. All of your cousins will miss you. Love Steve Morris

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