of Little Rock, AR
August 31, 1932 - September 14, 2023
James Warner 'Bud" Morris, 91, of Little Rock passed away on September 14, 2023. He was born on August 31, 1932 to Roosevelt "Red" Morris and Verna Lee Looney Morris in Humnoke, Arkansas. Bud was an incredibly hard worker, establishing his own auto part remanufacturing business which provided not only employment, but mentoring to many people throughout the years. Bud's greatest passion was emergency response. He was one of the founding members of West Pulaski Volunteer Fire Department and an active member for over 53 years. His department friends were his family and he loved each one.In 1955, Bud married the love of his life, Justine Wilson Morris. They would go on to have the fairy tale marriage of 68 beautiful, loving years. Bud and Justine were not only husband and wife, but also business partners and best friends.In 1959, their only child, Jeff, was born. He was the absolute highlight of Bud's life. Jeff was also a business partner, but ultimately, his best buddy. We know they are chasing butterflies together in heaven now.Bud was preceded in death by his parents; 5 siblings and his son, Jeff. He is survived by his love, Justine; 2 grandsons, Zac and Jacob Morris and four great-grandchildren, Carter, Marley, Ava and Ryan Morris.Services will be held at Roller-Drummond Funeral Home on September 17th. Visitation at 1:00 P.M. with a funeral service to follow at 2:00 P.M. His fellow firefighters will serve as pallbearers: Greg Brewer, Chris Smith, Ronnie Wheeler, Scott Mathew, Henry Kessler and Jason Greene. Other members of the West Pulaski Volunteer Fire Department will serve as honorary firefighters. Burial will be at Flynn Cemetery in Humnoke, Arkansas.In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to West Pulaski Volunteer Fire Department.A very special thank you to the wonderful caregivers at Arkansas Heart Hospital and Hospice Home Care, who provided such loving care. You touched our hearts.
My daddy, Bill McNair, was also a member of the West Pulaski Volunteer Fire Department for a long time. When daddy got to the age where he was unable to safely drive, he sold his pick up truck to Mr. Bud Morris. I was so relieved that he was the one to make that decision because we all cried when that day came. Mr. Morris was very understanding. My sincere sympathy is extended to this family. I'm sorry I didn't know Mr. Morris had died. My neighbor is Jesse and Francis Looney and Jesse just called me. I remember when I found out that Mr. Morris is Jesse's cousin so I was so relieved to know he came from a wonderful family. Mrs. Morris, please know my heart and my prayers will be with you.
Uncle Bud has always been one of my favorite Uncles. He was a kind soul and had a sweet smile on his face. He will be deeply missed by many.Until we meet again. You will always have a place in My heard.Many blessings to you and Justine.
We never met in person, but through a family member and am blessed for it. I send heartfelt condolences to all family and friends.
Bud was a great man, mentor, leader and friend.
Uncle Bud was a great role model to his family and friends. His hard work and dedication will forever be remembered. The love story between him and his beautiful wife is something my family and I strive to have. Both Bud and Justine have been a blessing in my life. My prayers for healing are sent to Justine. Uncle Bud this is not goodbye, this is until we meet again.
Justine, We are so sorry for your loss. Bud was the most gentle, loving man. He always had integrity and humility. A true hero so many times. Not only as a Firefighter, but the help he gave other's with a nudge or sage advice are countless. With all our respect and blessings...
so sorry for your loss, we love you. Tommy and Juanita and family
Justine I am so sorry for your loss. You and Bud were two of my favorite customers.
JUSTINE WE ARE SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT BUD. MAY THE LORD BE YOUR STRENGTH AND YOUR PEACE.LOVE YOU. SARA
Great Christian man . He was a pillar of the colonel glennv community. He will be missed
We were so sorry to hear of Bud's passing. Ronnie and I both thought alot of that sweet man. Justine, our thoughts and prayers are for you at this time.
So sorry to hear of Uncle Bud's passing. You're in our thoughts and prayers Aunt Justine. I bet he and mom are having a good time up there in heaven.
We will miss him, a good man.
you're in our thoughts and prayers. We always enjoyed our visits with you two. Sometimes God brings special people into lives that gives blessing that will last forever and that is how we feel about you and Bud! ! We love you & we loved Bud dearly.
So sorry to hear about Bud Justine, no more pain, He & Leon are telling old stories, Love you & Praying for you & family
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time.God will be watching over you for Bud.I will be checking on you as soon as I get back. Love & prayers to all the family. Love Louise Watts