Memorial - Bradford Hull Morris

We received word in the mail Monday that Bradford Hull Morris died on March 27, 2008 from complications of Multiple Sclerosis. He graduated from SSOP in January 1979, from the Graduate Studies in January of 1980 and from the India Studies in January of 1981. The family asked for memory donations be sent to SIBI or to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

The family wrote this:

Dear Sunset family,
It is with mixed emotions: sadness and thankfulness that we share the passing of Bradford. We are sad as we miss his smile, his sense of humor, his spiritual mentoring, and his knowledge of God’s word. We are also extremely thankful that he has reached his heart filled goal, Victory in Jesus.
Bradford, an alumni of Sunset School of Preaching, cherished his days at the school We trust there are still faculty there that are friends of his. Please share this information with them.
May God continue to bless each and every one of you as you continue to share the gospel around the world.
Blessings!
The family of Bradford Morris

The obituary and note will be placed in the “In Memoriam” book in the Heritage Hall.

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From the Dodge Globe - http://www.dodgeglobe.com/stories/040408/obi_20080404006.shtml

April 4, 2008

Bradford Hull Morris, 54, died at home in the presence of family on March 27, 2008. He was born March 12, 1954, to Bradford and Dorothy Mae Hull Morris at Dodge City. Bradford attended Dodge City Public Schools K-12 and was graduated in 1972. He was a member of the Demons’ 1970 State Championship Football Team and placed in the top 85% of his high school graduating class. He received a ROTC scholarship and entered K-State, majoring in political science and journalism.

After K-State, Mr. Morris attended Sunset School of Preaching from 1977-1981. He completed the ministerial, graduate and missions programs at Sunset and placed 1st in the 1979 preaching challenge. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Lubbock Christian University in 1981 and a Master of Arts degree in comparative government from the University of Bangalore, India, in 1983.

Mr. Morris was a reporter for the Lubbock Avalanche Journal Newspaper from 1976-1977. He worked with Christian congregations in Sunray, Texas, Bangalore, India, Dodge City, and Chicopee, Massachusetts. He taught at the Dodge City High School and the Dodge City Community College and was Headmaster at the New England Christian Academy in Chicopee, Massachusetts, from 1987-1989. He worked for AT&T from 1990-1998, first in Springfield, Massachusetts, and then in Murray, Utah.

He moved to Arlington, Texas, in June of 2007, where he resided with his sister and mother until his death. He was preceded in death by his father, Bradford Morgan Morris, and his niece, Holli Dyan Garrison.

He is survived by his mother, Dorothy Morris of Arlington, TX; two brothers, Cliff of Grand Prairie, TX, and John and Kathy of Tulsa, OK; two sisters, Allyn Collins, and Nancy and Craig Herren both of Arlington, TX; two nephews; three nieces; two aunts; one uncle; many cousins; and hundreds of friends.

A memorial service was held on Sunday, March 30, 2008, at Park Row Church of Christ in Arlington, Texas. Family and friends remembered Bradford's amazing intellect, his keen wit and sense of humor and most importantly, his love of the Lord. Dozens of e-mails received from friends around the globe told stories about how he had touched lives and inspired many during his brief time on earth. He will be greatly missed.

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