STAPLES — Samuel E. Morriss, age 56, of Staples, passed away at the Heritage House in Pequot Lakes on Friday, Feb. 10, 2012. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, Feb. 16, at 2 p.m. at the Brenny Funeral Home in Staples with a visitation one hour prior to the service.
Sam was born on Aug. 21, 1955, in Winnsboro, La., to Joseph and Helen (Johnson) Morriss. His family moved to Staples, Minn., when he was in high school, graduating from Staples High in 1973. He went on to college at Bemidji State University, where he received a [filtered word] in Mass Communication and a BA in History. Sam loved sports and worked as a sports announcer for over 30 years.
Samuel in survived by his sons, James Morriss, of Minneapolis, and Michael Morriss, of Wadena; two grandchildren; siblings, Eric (Mary) Nelson, Joe Morriss, and Melissa (Glenn) Olson; two nieces; two nephews; and former wife, Nancy Morriss. He was preceded in death by his parents; and nephew, Greg.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Brenny Funeral Home in Staples.