University and was employed there as an aircraft mechanic and inspector. His first love was his family and he enjoyed spending precious time with his daughter, 'Mauri'. He also enjoyed making hanging mobiles, surfing, the outdoors, flying and motorcycles. He was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church. Survivors include his wife, Lindsey of Port Orange, Florida; one daughter, Maurianna Alice Morris of Port Orange, Florida; his father, Joseph Morris and wife, Suzanne, of Buda, Illinois; his mother, Catherine Rinehart of Bloomington, Illinois; one brother, Tim Morris of Sheffield, Illinois; one sister, Maddie Morris of Buda, Illinois; his maternal grandparents, Don and Mary Rinehart of Wyanet, Illinois; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Thomas and Nancy Young of Muscatine; and two brothers-in-law, Barry Young of Muscatine and Zachary Young of Eldon, Missouri. Sam was preceded in death by a brother, Gus, and his paternal grandparents, Walter and Elsie Morris.