Michael “Mickey” Morphis

Michael “Mickey” Morphis, 62, of Benton passed away on Jan. 23, with his family by his side.  Mickey was born on January 31, 1949 to the late, Hays and Donella Morphis in North Little Rock.  He served in the Marine Corp. where he received a purple heart.  Mr. Morphis enjoyed hunting, fishing, guns and the military.  His greatest joys were time spent with his loving wife, children and grandchildren.  He was a member of Salem Baptist church for over 20 years.  Mickey worked at Union Pacific Railroad for over 30 years.
He is preceded in death by his three children, Cara, Chris and Donecia Morphis.
He is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Jettie; three daughters, Megan, Sarah and Kaitlyn; five sons, Brian, Jeremy, Greg and wife, Jennifer, Shawn and Shane and wife, Laura; two grandchildren, Aidan and Riley; one sister, Charlotte; one brother, Larry; his four legged partner, Daisey and a host of family, church family and friends who all loved and will miss him dearly.
A celebration of Mickey’s life will be held on Friday, Jan. 27, at 11 a.m. at Salem Baptist Church.
Visitation will be Thursday, Jan. 26, 6-8 p.m. at Dial and Dudley Funeral Home. 
Online guest book: www.dialanddudleyfuneralhome.com.
Family Comments:The family would like to give a special thanks to all Mickey’s co workers at the railroad for always being there to give him a helping hand.