Terrence Patrick ‘Bones’ Morris

A Celebration of Life memorial service for Terrence Patrick “Bones“ Morris, 60, Lawrence, Kansas is being planned for June 26, 2022, from 2-4 pm at

The Barn at Randelwood Estates, 1629 E 800 Road, Lawrence, KS 66049.

We welcome all family and friends to pay their respects and join us in celebrating the life of our dearly departed loved one.


Known affectionately by friends and colleagues as “Bones“, Terry passed away Tuesday, February 22, 2022. He was born February 21, 1962, in Excelsior Springs Missouri to parents, Donald A. and Rosemary L. Morris. He attended Wyman Elementary for 1st through 5th grades, where he was promoted past the second grade for academic achievement. He finished his primary education after moving to Lawrence, Kansas in 1972, at Deerfield Elementary School.

West Junior High School, and Lawrence High School were stopping points, along the way to completing his 1-12 education, in the United States Navy, where he served as a U.S. Navy Seabee, throughout Operation Desert Storm, in addition to deployments in Italy and Haiti.  As a young adult, prior to enlisting, Terry and his wife at the time, Donna, brought their son, Jesse James into the world and both took great pride in him.

Having worked previously in food service elsewhere and for the University of Kansas, after returning home from Desert Storm, Terry returned to work at KU where he ultimately became an electrician, working in that role and others for 25 years until the time of his passing.

He enjoyed his leisure time honing his craft at his two primary pastimes: smoking of a wide variety of meats and other foods and performing live blues music. Terry was very well known and loved in both realms, having an active presence and participation with BBQ enthusiasts online and around the country, as well as being a very active part of the local music scene for many years.  Deeply loved by his son, his siblings, and family as a whole, Terry was, by all accounts a gentle and loving, kind and generous soul.  He shared his gained knowledge and passion for the things that he loved to help anyone he could to feel welcomed, appreciated and loved. Terry was number seven of eleven siblings who have shared a common love and regular practice of great humor, quick wit, as well as unapologetically silly tomfoolery whenever the occasion called for it.

We are all filled with and comforted by many great memories of the times of love and laughter, music and merriment we were able to share with our “blues” brother.

Terry was preceded in death by both parents and a sister, Tricia Howard.

He is survived by his son, Jesse Morris, also of Lawrence, as well as nine siblings and their spouses, Donnie and Mary Lou Morris of Willits, CA, Lynne and Warren “Woody” Barlow, Eureka Springs, AR, Barb Hachey, Parkville, MO, Mark and Shelia McCanon, Lawrence, KS, Brian and Brenda McCanon of Lexington, VA, Shawn Morris, Dawn and Roy Rountree, all of Lawrence, KS, Shale and Chelly Morris of Comstock Park, MI and Rogue and Kayli Morris, of Buckner, MO, and no less than 31 nieces and nephews and a multitude of cousins.

Though we are united in mourning the loss of our brother too soon, we commonly carry with us the love and kindness he brought into our lives.