Dick A. Morris III
Community Ambassador/ Consultant
After over 40 years at Kirby-Morris Funeral Home, Dick Morris retired on June 1, 2013, though that does not mean that he is gone. He is still a member of our family and willing to visit with anyone if he is available. Dick has served families at the Kirby-Morris Funeral Home since 1970. In 1970, Mr. Kirby sold the Kirby Funeral Home to Dick and Ted Morris, who were third generation funeral directors. Since that time, Dick has been active in the El Dorado community, as well as in the national arena, promoting national campaigns to thank U.S. Veterans. His involvements include: member, the First United Methodist Church, El Dorado, Kansas; National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA); Kansas Funeral Directors Association; Certified Funeral Service Practitioner, Academy of Professional Service; VFW National Americanism Award, 2005; Chairman of the NFDA Communications Committee; Chairman of the Liberty Project with the NFDA; Celebration of Freedom Committee; mentor to more than 200 firms nationwide in Pursuit of Excellence program; Volunteer of the Year Award, El Dorado, Kansas; Commodore, El Dorado Prairie Port Festival; Past President, Rotary Club International; El Dorado Main Street Board; El Dorado Development Corporation; Volunteer, American Red Cross, Salvation Army, Cancer Society, American Heart Association.
Dick has also led many outstanding local and national projects, which include United We Care, the Commemorative Garden honoring the victims of the 911 attack on the World Trade Center, and the Gordy Park Project. Dick has also founded the Let's Help the Homeless Foundation to encourage individuals to donate their time and money to curbing homelessness in America.
Dick is married to Denice and has three grown children, Dana (Garry) Shanks, Jennifer (Trevor) Hinz, and Rich (Renee) Morris, and many grandchildren.