Billy Philip Morris

March 27, 1934 — February 16, 2022

Billy Philip Morris

 

Billy P. Morris, 87, of Benton, peacefully passed away Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at his home, after a courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by family. He was born on March 27, 1934 in Little Rock, AR, to the late William (Bill) Morris and Eunice Marie Morris. Mr. Morris retired after working for Coca-Cola Company in Little Rock, Arkansas for 35 years and was a member of First United Methodist Church and loved the outdoors.

 

Billy was preceded in death by his parents, William (Bill) Morris and Eunice Marie Morris. 

 

In addition to his parents, two sisters, Sherri McGill and husband Mickey McGill and Jacque Morrow also preceded him in death.

Survivors include his wife, Carolyn M. Morris of Benton Arkansas of 62 years of marriage; two daughters, Melinda C. Covert and husband John of Sheridan, AR and Stacy Morris of Cabot, AR; and two grandchildren, Amber Covert Webb and husband Miles Webb of Sheridan, AR and Sarah Covert of Sheridan, AR; and one great-grandchild, Jack Ashton Webb.

 

Billy entered the Air Force at the age of 17. He spent his time in the service in Panama as part of a Medical unit.

 

Billy married Carolyn Marie Duckworth of Little Rock, Arkansas, April 28, 1961 at Mablevale Methodist Church, Little Rock, Arkansas. He began his career with the Coca-Cola Company in 1959. Served as Route Manager in Batesville, Morrilton, and Little Rock, AR. He retired from the Coca-Cola Company in 1994.

 

Billy was active in First United Methodist Church in Benton, Arkansas. Billy loved activities with the family, the outdoors while hunting and participating in shooting matches with the Benton Gun Club.  Billy and Carolyn spent time traveling to West Texas, New Mexico, and Colorado to visit with family and close friends.

 

Graveside funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., February 26, 2022 at Pinecrest Memorial Park with Rev. Keith Dodson and Rev. Mark Norman officiating.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to service, from 1:00-2:00 PM at the cemetery.  Interment following at Pinecrest Memorial Park, Highway 5 in Alexander, Arkansas.


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to UAMS Cancer Center, 449 Jack Stephens Drive, Little Rock, AR 72205 or your favorite charity.

 

Services entrusted to Smith-Benton Funeral Home.  Online guestbook:  www.SmithFamilyCares.com
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