Terry R. Morphis

Terry R. Morphis, 62 of Kansas City Missouri, passed away on January 9th, 2023, at North Kansas City Hospital, from heart complications.

Memorial services will be held at 3:00pm Sunday January 22nd, 2023, at Solid Rock Bible Church, 2501 NE Parvin Rd, Kansas City, Missouri 64117.

Mr. Morphis was born on September 7th, 1960, in Kansas City, Missouri. He grew up on his family farm near Watkins Mill Park and attended Excelsior Springs High School. He loved the outdoors and knew every inch of his family’s 40 acres. This land was his playground, and the giant barn was his clubhouse. Terry eventually moved to Kansas City North and worked as a machinist at North American Safety Valve, retiring as a supervisor a few years ago. Terry enjoyed fishing, hunting, grilling and woodworking. He loved the Chiefs, Lake of the Ozarks, NASCAR and watching Yellowstone.

He was preceded in death by his Niece Jessica Morphis, father Harley, Mother Eunice, his brother Jim (Harley), grandson(in-law) Jimmy, and his beloved dogs Bella and Harley.

Survivors include his wife of 24 years Joyce, his Step-Daughter Stephanie Fugitt, Step-Son Lonnie Soehlig, Sisters Tammy and Donna, Nieces Missy Morphis-Jones and Sarah Morphis-Herman, Nephews Shane Morphis and Beau Morphis, 5 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren. He also leaves behind his best friend Anthony Wood and many other longtime friends.

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  1. (Missy) Melissa Morphis-Jones on January 17, 2023 at 12:42 pm

    This is not goodbye Uncle Terry, just see you later. I’ll miss you and laughing at goofy stuff with our messed up sense of humor. I’ll never forget you and I long to see us all together and healthy again. Tell the rest of the family over there we are waiving. Love , you Missy

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