Ernest (Ernie) Clinton Morris (36) passed away August 27th 2020 in Taylorsville Utah. Ernie was born January 22, 1984 to Jimmy J and Susan Morris in Murray, Utah.

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Ernie graduated from Hunter High school in West Valley, Utah. He had a lot of great friends throughout the years. He loved watching the Dallas Cowboys with his brother Patrick and fishing with his dad and brother James. He loved watching the UTES, the Utah Jazz and the Boston Red Socks. Ernie was always down to play some family bingo and always ready to watch Braveheart and Gladiator. He loved hanging out with his dad, and always made sure his mom was taken care of. They were his best friends. But his biggest accomplishment in his life was the birth of his son Ryker, who he loved so dearly," Love you son!" He also loved his nieces and nephews so very much. He was a guy with a big heart, a great smile and an infectious laugh. He always lit up the room and was always ready to tell a great joke. He always made sure his sister was his biggest fan, and he was her protector.  -Forever 22 Q!

He is survived by his son Ryker Patrick Steinman (Morris), parents Jimmy J and Susan Morris,  Brother James B.(Jauslyne) Morris, Patrick H (Jessica) Morris and sister Crystal Rose (Scott) Shank, Nieces;  Acia Lynn (Tyler) Cox, Lyndsee (Matt) Nixon, and Aspen Morris. Nephews; James J (Taylor) Morris, Jayden Shank and Braxden Shank. Great Nieces Lyla and Hazel Cox, Great Nephew baby James. Grandmother Ercie,  Aunt Darlene (Wayne) McNeese, Uncles Lester Morris, Steve, Tony and Gary Vigil, and many cousins whom loved him dearly, and he loved them all.

He is preceded in death by his Grandparents, James and Myrtle Morris, and Papa Sam. His Aunts Myrtle Vigil and Jan Morris and Uncle Marc Vigil.

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, a private family viewing will be held on September 2, 2020. A Celebration of Life will be held on September 12, 2020 at Lodestone Park; 6200 South 6252 West,West Valley City 84118 at The Pavilion from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm for all his friends and family.


Celebration of Life

Saturday, Sep. 12, 2020 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Lodestone Park
6200 S 6252 W
West Valley, UT 84188

Services Handled By

Memorial Redwood Mortuary & Cemetery
6500 S Redwood Rd
Salt Lake City, UT

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Post Date

Aug 31, 2020

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WOW... I’m in shock right now. I had no idea about your passing, I just dribbled across your obituary. I’m so sad to hear about this. I will miss u very much & Im sending prayers for your fam & Ryker

Bridget Parker , Midvale, UT, US Sep 16, 2020

You will be missed I’m so sad you are no longer here but I know your watching down on everyone and you will still be watching them cowboys. I will never forget about you, you had a big heart and could always make me laugh. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family and son.

Stefanie Sep 12, 2020

Ernie you will be missed.

Your pain is gone.

You fought the battle. But it’s time to rest. Your sister will be there for mom and dad. And your son.

So go fly spread your wings.

Pam & dale , Wvc, UT, US Sep 11, 2020

Love you BRodie & im going to miss you. I wish I would have spent more time with you & lived a little more. Your absence has opened my eyes & for this I'm grateful love ya brother see you when I get there . matt sterrett

Matt sterrett , wvc, UT, US Sep 11, 2020

You will be missed by many cousin fly high and hope to meet up with you in time say hi to the family for us and help watch over all of us through this tough time.

Megan and Troy Nelson Sep 04, 2020

So very sorry about the loss of your brother Crystal. You were very Blessed to have him in your life. Love and Prayers. - Frank and Mary Hyatt

Frank Hyatt , Kirbyville , TX, US Sep 01, 2020


  • 1960
  • Nov 19, 1960

    When Ernie came with his Dad and Brothers, sister in law and neices and nephew to see the cowboys play the cardinals, Scott painted Ernies face to look good for the game he was so proud and had such a good time!

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  • May 1, 2000

    I loved Ernie he was such a powerful person. He's personality shined so bright I admired him. I was one of Ernie's realist friends. His spirit will always be with me. We were the best if friends. the Morris family is a special place .

  • 2009

  • 2009

    Ernie and friends. It’s time to rest. No more pain.

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  • 2012

    Me and Ernie

  • Mar 4, 2012

    At the bar hanging out