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B. Russell "Russ" Morris, 94, a life time resident of Decatur, IL passed away Friday August 19, 2011 at Concordia Village in Springfield, IL.

Russ was born in Decatur on March 5, 1917, the son of Asa and Freddie Morris. He married Eileen Dawson on August 22, 1940 in Decatur and she preceded him in death on May 14, 2008. He was the owner of Redbarton Incorporated which he sold at retirement. It is now Barton Manufacturing. He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church. He had a wonderful sense of humor and loved helping others. He volunteered for ten years with SCORE and also Decatur Memorial Hospital. He was a woodcarver and excellent athlete. Russ loved to ice skate, which he continued to do after reaching the age of 89. Russ was credited with teaching hundreds how to skate. His cars were his pride and joy, it was a familiar sight to see him cruising around Decatur in his dark green "69," Chrysler 300 convertible.

Russ is survived by his son Rich Morris and wife Mary Ann of Springfield; daughter Anne Campbell of Indianapolis, IN; grandchildren Anthony Campbell, Jane Faggetti and her husband Sam, Matthew Campbell and his wife Wendy, Michael Campbell and his wife Milissa, Todd Morris, Brian Morris, Leanna Sisson and her husband Chris; great grandchildren Andrew Campbell, Maggie Campbell, Grayson Campbell, Emily Faggetti and Rob Faggetti.

He was preceded in death by his wife Eileen, parents, brother Glen Morris, sisters Leita Jolly and Nell Crossman, son-in-law Paul Campbell.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Decatur Community Foundation.

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