Gary Van Morris

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Gary Van Morris, 70, a resident of Farmington, passed away, Tuesday, December 24, 2019, at the Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville. He was born July 24, 1949, in Fayetteville, the son of James White and Daisy "Cindy" Turner Morris. He served his community as a member of the Masonic lodge of Cincinnati, Scottish rite Shriners, and the Lincoln School Board for many years. Above all, Gary knew how to have fun. He was most happy when he was around water. He was an avid fisherman for years, and enjoyed many trips to the lake and along the Gulf coast. He loved his trips to the beach with friends and family. His other love was Bear camp. He spent time with some of his dearest friends there where they got into trouble during the day and told big stories around the camp fire at night. Many people have a "wild streak" when they are young, but Gary's lasted his whole life. Anyone who knew him, knew he lived life to the absolute fullest. Survivors include his best buddy, Blu, who was by his side always; his wife, Colleen Scott Morris of the home; one son, Derk Morris of Siloam Springs; two daughters, Nicole Comstock and husband Brian of Farmington, and Brandi Barnes and husband Adam of Fayetteville; 7 grandchildren, Dylan Van Morris McConnell and wife Kylee, McKell Small, Dara Morris Long and husband RJ, Emily Morris, Olivia Comstock, Ellie and Ruby Barnes; and two sisters, Sharon Luginbuel and husband Loyd, and Jill Abshier and husband Terry both of Prairie Grove; four nieces, and one nephew, Stacy Luginbuel, Amy White, Brooke Bradley, Jalynn Willcutt, and Lauren Abshier. Funeral Service will be held 2 p.m., Saturday, December 28, 2019, at Luginbuel Chapel in Prairie Grove, Ark. Burial will be in the Bethesda Cemetery in Morrow, Ark. No graveside service will be held at the cemetery. Online guest book,

Published December 27, 2019

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