Toot's Last Pic ever taken 2014
Claude Gene " TooT " Morris
  • 51 years old
  • Date of birth: Nov 14, 1962
  • Place of birth:
    California, United States
  • Date of passing: Aug 17, 2014
  • Place of passing:
    Paramount, California, United States
Let the memory of Toot be with us forever

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Claude Gene Morris, 51, born on November 14, 1962 and passed away on August 17, 2014. We will remember him forever. Please feel free to post pictures and leave your  memories of Toot here on this page for everyone to enjoy and remember what a awesome person he truely was. Thank you.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Cheryl Koonce on 18th June 2017

"Your Daughter, Granddaughter and I honor you on this Father's Day. We love you very much and miss your physical presence in this life. I am waiting impatiently until we can be together in the next one,"

This tribute was added by Maria Spargifiore on 27th January 2017

"It's almost 3:00 in the morning,and you have been heavy on my heart and mind for weeks. I know your trying to get me to listen and we all know your still very much around even though your not here in our sights anymore. But please watch over Dallas as I really think he needs you and your Mom  right now.were all trying to do our part but you know what's if you can can get to us we know you can get to him. Sure miss you Toot! hope your finally resting in peace and enjoying your new life on the other side. I find peace knowing one day we will all see eachother again. Feel free to pop in anytime till then."

This tribute was added by Cheryl Koonce on 15th November 2016

"Sweetheart - couldnt bring myself to come here yesterday - we still love you and miss your bodily presence in this life, we know you are still here  with us in spirit and thank you for the comfort it brings."

This tribute was added by Cheryl Koonce on 18th August 2016

"2 years ago yesterday, you left this life, we know you are still with us in spirit, but I can't wait to join you in the next life, where I know you said you would be waiting - Love you sweetheart"

This tribute was added by Cheryl Koonce on 8th July 2016

"I didn't fall in love with you,
I walked into love with you,
with my eyes wide open,
Choosing to take
every step along the way.
I do believe in fate and destiny,
but I also believe
we are only fated
do do the things
that we'd choose anyway.
And I would choose you,
in a hundred lifetimes,
in a hundred worlds,
in any version of reality,
I'd find you and I'd choose you.

Love ya Sweetheart"

This tribute was added by Cheryl Koonce on 19th June 2016

"Your daughter, granddaughter and I want to wish you a Happy Father's Day. We know you are still with us and that thought comforts us. Love you sweetheart :)"

This tribute was added by Cheryl Koonce on 25th December 2015

"When someone leaves us never to return to the land of the living, we miss them so much. Christmases are often times when we miss them the most, but we are glad to have known them when they walked through life with us."

This tribute was added by Cheryl Koonce on 15th November 2015

"I did introduce Kayla to Sonny at Bike Week here in Phoenix, he remembered Bryanna and addressed her by name. Sonny was saddened to hear of your crossing over and said "We are losing too many Brothers""

This tribute was added by Cheryl Koonce on 15th November 2015

"I thought of you thru out the day yesterday, the day of your birth into this life, talking with your daughter and granddaughter who both are so much like you. We know you are still with us as we can hear you and feel your presence, you know it brings us much comfort. We love you sweetheart and it won't be much longer before I join you in the next life, where I know you are waiting!!"

This tribute was added by Sherri Morris on 17th August 2015

"I think of you every single day and it hasn't gotten any easier.  Now today it has been exactly one year since I held you in my arms and told you that I love you.  I can hardly wait until I can see you again.  Steven is finally growing up, he got a job and is taking care of himself finally.   CJ is still driving truck and doing very good.  He makes sure I get to see him every couple of months.  Chelsea and your granddaughter are both doing wonderful and are both beautiful.  Until I see you again I have our memories.  I Love You Forever"

This tribute was added by Cheryl Koonce on 17th August 2015

"I think about you always, I think about you still,
You have never been forgotten, and you never will
I hold you close within my heart, and there you will remain
To walk with me, throughout my remaining days in this life
Until we reunite in the afterlife
Love you Sweetheart"

This tribute was added by Cheryl Koonce on 15th August 2015

"I live each day wondering how I will get thru it, and then I remember you would want me to, for our daughter and granddaughter!
Forever Missed
Forever Loved"

This tribute was added by Twila Byrom Heitman on 3rd August 2015

"Toot, what can I say.  I have so many memories, but they are mostly of when you were small.  You had a rough upbringing.  Pretty much raised yourself.  Mom worked so hard to just put food on the table. Your father was pretty rough on you. I knew you to be a tough little boy, and grew to be a tough man.  But there was a 'tender' side of you.  One you kept hidden.  I believe you felt you HAD to.  You could show no weakness.  Oh, the man you could have been, had you been given the chance. Anyway, I won't dwell on the 'could of, and should have been'.  I remember your tremendous love for mom. She was your rock.  As she was mine. And all of ours, for that matter.  I remember how you and Terry would wrestle around in the living room.  At times getting pretty rough. Like the time your foot was broken, in a cast, and Terry had a hold of it.  He was telling you to say uncle, and you wouldn't!  All you had to do was say it! But, you never did.  You were one tough little guy!  I remember a time we were awakened to you singing 'if you think I'm sexy, and you want my body" in the bathroom one morning. At the top of your lungs! lol Terry raised his head and said "what the H*** is that!!!"  Laughter for weeks!!! LOL  I am smiling now thinking of it.  (sorry brother, but you COULD NOT sing!)
I remember the time you fell asleep while we were camping, and we painted your face and put barrettes in your hair. We wrote, 'you snooze you loose' on your chest.  Terry held you down once you woke, because we weren't finished. You were laughing so hard!!! I found a picture of that not to long ago.  So much fun!  
Yes, your life was rough, and I know God saw every bit of it.  You are with him now. Until I see you again little brother, this is just, "see you soon.  I love you...." <3"

This tribute was added by Maria Spargifiore on 2nd August 2015

"It's hard to believe it's Aug already. It's almost been a year since you left this earth but the pain is still as Real. If I logged in here and posted every time I thought of you this book would be full.  But I know you and your Mom are up there looking down on us and someday we will all be reunited again and laugh over all the good memories we shared. Just wanted to let you know I thought about you today. May you continue to Rest in Peace."

This tribute was added by Cheryl Koonce on 31st May 2015

"I am so glad I found you again and we got to spend a few short years together before you crossed over. I know you said you will see me in the next life, I can't wait! Your daughter was so happy to finally get to ask so many questions she had for you, and you made your granddaughter's life knowing she had more relatives, she still makes things for you and we put them by your picture and her container of your ashes. We can feel your presence and hear you talking to us, it really helps!! Love you sweetheart!!"

This tribute was added by Dallas Morris on 22nd May 2015

"I love you bro i realy miss you and all the fights we used to have but we did have some good times to"

This tribute was added by Kayla Morris on 1st May 2015

"i didnt get a chance to know you well but the little time i did answered so many questions about myself and helped me realize how much i am like you.  I love you and miss you and I am so happy my mom never gave up looking for you and you got to know your granddaughter!! RIP Dad!!"

This tribute was added by Maria Spargifiore on 30th April 2015

"Goodbye My Friend
Though we never know

Where life will take us,

I know it's just a ride

On the wheel.

And we never know

When death will shake us

And we wonder how

It will feel.
So Goodbye my friend.

I know I'll never see you again.

But the time together

Through all the years,

Will take away these tears.

It's OK now - Goodbye my friend.

I see a lot of things

That make me crazy,

And I guess I held on to you,

You could have run away

And left - well maybe,

But it wasn't time

And we both knew.

So Goodbye My friend.

I know I'll never see you again.

But the love you gave me

Through all the years

Will take away these tears.

I'm OK now - Goodbye my friend."

This tribute was added by Jonathan Spargifiore on 30th April 2015

"Even though I didn't know you that well mom spoke highly of you and all the fun you guys had together. And seeing her smile when she talks about you just shows how much you meant to her. And you are missed and loved by so many people... RIP Toot"

This tribute was added by Maria Spargifiore on 30th April 2015

"Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free.

I'm following the path God has laid, you see.

I took His hand when I heard His call.

I turned my back and left it all.

I could not stay another day,

To laugh, to love, to work or play.

Tasks left undone must stay that way,

I found the peace at the close of day.

If my parting has left a void,

Then fill it with remembered joys.

A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss,

yes, these things I too will miss.

Be not burdened with times of sorrow.

I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.

My life's been full, I savored much,

Good friends, good times, a loved one's touch.

Don't lengthen it now with undue grief.

Lift up your hearts, and peace to thee.

God wanted me now,

He set me free"

This tribute was added by Maria Spargifiore on 30th April 2015

"You never said I'm leaving

You never said goodbye.

You were gone before I knew it,

And only God knew why.

A million times I needed you,

A million times I cried.

If love alone could have saved you,

You never would have died.

In life I loved you dearly,

In death I love you still.

In my heart you hold a place,

That no one could ever fill.

It broke my heart to lose you,

But you didn't go alone

For part of me went with you,

The day God took you home."

This tribute was added by Maria Spargifiore on 27th September 2014

"I have looked for you so many times over the years. Every time I came up empty. In dreams you visited me . you told me how things had changed and looking at you I saw the you , you always tried to hide to the real world. I saw the you I knew behind closed doors. The caring, loving you. The gentle side you so often hid from so many. Your eyes so Blue Your smile so fresh and inviting. your laugh I will have forever embedded in my memory and my heart. Last night I looked for you and This time I knew in my heart of hearts that I would make a connection. I signed on line and there was a message waiting for me. A message I could have done without reading today. Today I found out that last month you went home to be with the Lord. The tears Immediately began to fall. So in shock and yet no not really. When I think of all you had been through in your life I wonder why God allows some people to suffer so much more than others. There will never be another Person like you. Im sure I will never have anyone climb the side of a building to hang a banner on it that read " Maria Will you Marry me?" not to mention hang one on every stop sign and fwy over pass on the way to my work. No one that will fill my office with so many flowers that it would shame a flower shop. Nor will I ever find someone that will take my car and hide it from me and change out the transmission over night just to see if I can figure out the pattern. I will always see you when I drive the car you re built for me ( Yes I still have it) Ugh a piece of me died today and I just wish I could have told you How sorry I was for saying NO to you all those many years ago. I wish you could have known that I did regret some of the choices I was forced to make all those years ago. Tonight when I go to bed I will say a Prayer for you like I always do, and This time Since I already know where you are I will ask the Lord to let you see all the words Ive written .Then maybe I will be able to find some peace knowing I was going to tell you all this when I finally found you again .But now I have to deal with the fact that you will never hear the spoken words, and never read the written ones with your beautiful blue eyes again. May you Finally Find Peace and Rest in it always. Until we meet again Sleep well. In Loving memory of Claude Gene Morris Nov 1962-Aug 2014"

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