Billy F. Morris, 63, Loveland, Colo.: Oct. 12, 1957 – May 31, 2021 – Osage County Online | Osage County News

Billy F. Morris, 63, Loveland, Colo.: Oct. 12, 1957 – May 31, 2021

LOVELAND, Colo. – Billy F. Morris, 63, passed away May 31,2021, in Loveland, Colo. He was born Oct. 12, 1957, in Albuquerque, N.M., to James C. Morris and Doris L. Morris (Moseley).

He attended Highland High School, where he played football. Upon graduation, Billy joined the IBEW as an apprentice. After 43 years as an active member, he retired at the age of 62 from the 8th District. Some of his many jobs included UNM Children’s hospital, New Mile High Stadium, Denver Airport, and multiple water treatment plants in the Denver area. Billy considered Colorado home but the job gave him the opportunity to travel the country working in New York, California, New Mexico, Nevada, and Kansas. He made lifelong friendships along the way.

On July 16, 1983, Billy married the love of his life, Teri Smith, of Lyndon, Kan., they had two children. Together they traveled, enjoyed horseback riding in the mountains, and attending the Telluride bluegrass festival (before it became a big deal). When they danced, the whole room watched. She preceded him in death in 2002.

Billy was an avid hunter and enjoyed being in the mountains. He built two homes in Glen Haven and Drake. His time in California gave him a love for the ocean and redwood trees. Billy never met a stranger and was always willing to help a friend in need.

Billy is survived by his three children, Marci, Erin (Eric), and Joseph; and three grandchildren, Sarah, Gunnar, and Everleigh. He will be missed by those who knew and loved him.

His ashes will be buried next to his wife, and a graveside service will be 11 a.m. Friday, July 16, at the Highland Cemetery, Scranton, Kan. Condolences can be left at

Originally published June 18, 2021.

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