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Russell Morrison March 20, 1959 - April 30, 2022

Date of Funeral

May 5, 2022

Russell Morrison, age 63 of Sparta, Missouri, passed away suddenly in Cox South Hospital, Springfield, Missouri, after a life changing event occurred. Rusty entered the eternal gates of Heaven, early Saturday morning, April 30, 2022. He was born March 20, 1959, in Kansas City, Missouri, the son of the late Roy and Patricia (Hull) Morrison.

On June 16, 1979, Rusty was united in marriage to Penney Irene (Coffer) Morrison. This union was blessed with one son named “Little Darlin” AKA Justin Lyle Morrison and daughter “JB” AKA Jeri Beth Morrison.  In 1977, Rusty graduated from Chadwick High School with many friends and family.  He was a Christian by faith and baptized in unity with his wife Penney by Brother Darrell Mead.

Rusty (Whimpy) was a hard worker, passionate about his family and his faith. He was also and a member of the Fordland Freewill Baptist Church.  Rusty loved to share the word of God with anyone who would listen.  He was a carpenter/construction worker, logger, avid trader and little league umpire (STRIKE).  His hobbies and his favorite pass times was hunting, fishing, and he enjoyed being a great storyteller. He loved all outdoor activities and always made family his top priority.

In addition to his parents, Rusty was also preceded in death by an infant sibling, nephew Jesse Pogue, his father and mother in-law, Larkin and Janice Coffer.

Rusty is survived by his loving wife Penney Irene; his son Justin Lyle Morrison; daughter Jeri Beth Morrison; granddaughters Addi and Haileigh; sister Connie Morrison; brother Jeff Morrison and wife Mary; aunt Dorothy Young, sisters-in-law Renda Bush and husband Ross, Jennifer Willis and husband Anthony, Laura Holder and husband Brad, aunt Linda Hun AKA Jeannie Coffer and husband Lloyd; along with many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral services for Rusty will be 1:00 P.M. Thursday, May 5, 2022, in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark, Missouri. Burial will follow in Old Boston Cemetery. Visitation will be 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. Wednesday, May 4, 2022, in the funeral home. Online condolences may be shared at www.barnesfamilyfunerals.com.


  1. REPLY
    Gene & Mary Beth Phillips says

    Penney, Gene and I are so sorry for you loss are prayers are with you and the family. There is a lot of good memories from playing ball and watching him ump all the games at the school, he will be greatly missed.

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