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Death and grief are common human experiences, yet these experiences tend to be different for every individual. As a result, Hamilton's Academy of Grief & Loss offers a wide variety of resources available to you and your family as you begin to work through your grief.
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Service Details


Friday, August 18, 2017
4-8 pm
Grace Church
4200 E. 25th Street
Des Moines, Iowa


Saturday, August 19, 2017
10:00 am
Grace Church
4200 E. 25th Street
Des Moines, Iowa


Altoona Cemetery


Hamilton's near Highland Memory Gardens
121 NW 60th Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50313
(515) 289-2442

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Pastor Charles "Chuck" Morris

Chuck Morris, 54, was called home to be with the Lord on August 10, 2017, after a courageously fought battle with cancer. He was born in Osceola, Iowa, on May 4, 1963, to Connie and Charles Morris, Sr.

Chuck grew up in Indianola and graduated from Grandview Park Baptist School.

He was a man of great faith who served the Lord in all he did. Chuck began his ministry with Grace Church in 1987, fulfilling various positions within the church. Most recently, he served as Pastor of Congregational Care and Missions.

Chuck found great joy in the outdoors where he enjoyed hunting and fishing. He also had a passion for photography and was rarely in pictures because he was always behind the camera. Chuck was also an avid fan of the Dallas Cowboys. His greatest enjoyment came from the time spent with his family and the endless memories created on their family vacations.

Chuck is survived by his loving wife of 20 years, Sue; children, Zach (Nancy) and Hannah; grandchildren, Micah and Reagan; parents, Charles and Connie; sister, Becky (Mike); father-in-law, Mike Canady; as well as his nieces, nephews, other loving family and countless friends. He was preceded in death by his mother-in-law, Ann Canady.

Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m., Saturday, August 19, 2017, at Grace Church, 4200 E. 25th Street in Des Moines with burial to follow at Altoona Cemetery. The family will receive visitors Friday evening at the church from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the family in loving memory of Chuck.

Condolences may be expressed at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com.