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Posted on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 4:34 am

Mark Allen Morris, USAF retired, age 53, of rural Curryville, passed away unexpectedly at 6:31 p.m. on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 as the result of a vehicular/pedestrian accident in Madison County, Illinois.
Visitation was held on Monday, May 18, 2015 from 6-8 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel.
A Service was held on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 10 a.m. at the New Harmony Christian Church in rural Curryville.
Officiating was the Rev. Dawn Marie Turner.
Music was provided by Deborah Kraft-pianist; Marion Branstetter-soloist. Interment took place in the New Harmony Church Cemetery with full military honors.
Pallbearers were Keith Scherder, Carl Smith and Dennis Noel.
Mark Allen Morris, USAF retired, was born on July 6, 1961 in Hannibal, Missouri, the son of Robert Allen and Dorothy Mae (Coss) Morris.
He was a 1979 graduate of Bowling Green High School. Mark worked at a grain elevator for a few years and then enlisted in the United States Air Force. He made the Air Force a career and retired in 2007 after 21 years of service. Mark served in Hawaii, Turkey, Florida and Mississippi during his career.
When he returned home to visit, he enjoyed riding horses, shooting pool and hunting. He loved spending time with his daughter and granddaughters.
Survivors include his parents; one daughter, Pamela S. and husband, Cory Fox, of Paris, Missouri; one sister, Angela Beth and husband, Steve DuBach, of Sugarland, Texas; two granddaughters, Makenzie K. Fox and Makayla A. Fox, both of Paris; also survived by nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents; and one sister, Crystal R. Greiner.
Memorials are encouraged to a college fund for Makenzie and Makayla. Please make donations to Pamela S. Fox and mail to Waters Funeral Home, P.O. Box 84, Vandalia, Missouri 63382-0084.