Jeffery L. Morris, 53

Jeffery L. Morris, 53, a resident of rural Churubusco, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, Oct. 17, 2010, at his home.Mr. Morris was born in Columbia City Sept. 25, 1957, the oldest son of Ronald E. and Marna (Smolek) Morris. He was a lifelong resident of the Churubusco community, and graduated from Churubusco High School in 1976. For the past 12 years he had been employed at Wal-Mart on Coldwater Road in Fort Wayne.The surviving relatives include his parents Ron and Marna Morris of Churubusco; two brothers, Phillip (Lisa) Morris of Greenfield and Brent (Emelia) Morris of Albion; his maternal grandmother, Gladys Cleland of North Manchester; an aunt and uncle, Larry and Sue Morris of Warsaw; a niece, Jessica Morris; and a nephew, Jacob Morris.The family will receive friends at the Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.Private family services will be held at the mortuary with Rev. Corinne K. Boruff, pastor of Churubusco United Methodist Church, officiating.For those who wish, memorials may be directed to the Humane Society of Whitley County, P. O. Box 245, Columbia City, IN 46725 To leave an online condolence for the family in Mr. Morris’ memory, log on to