Morris L. Acree, 93, Independence, Mo., passed away July 7, 2013.

Morris L. Acree, 93, Independence, Mo., passed away July 7, 2013.

Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, July 13, at the Speaks Suburban Chapel, 18020 E. 39th St., Independence; interment at Green Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to Crossroads Hospice, 9237 Ward Pkwy., Kansas City, MO 64114.

Morris was born March 21, 1920, in Chillicothe, Mo. At the age of eight, he traveled in a band and was a proficient musician. He graduated from Buckner High School, where he was captain of the basketball team and played football. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, where he was an MP. He was a Prudential Insurance agent for thirty years before retiring in June 1980. He was a member of the Church of Christ in Blue Springs. He loved working in his garden and grew vegetables and flowers for most of his life. He was active in 4-H for many years and was a huge Royals fan. Morris was preceded in death by wife, Flora Acree; daughters, Sharon Luvin and Vicki Fulton; two grandchildren; a brother and two sisters.

He is survived by wife, Juanita Acree of the home; children, sons, Steven Acree, Odessa, Mo., Tim Acree and wife, Lynn, Kansas City, Mo., Jerry Acree and wife, Diane, Blue Springs, Mo., Keith Acree and wife, LeAnn, Independence, Mo., and daughters, Kathy Stephens, Debbie Foster and husband, Leonard, son, Kent Acree, and daughter, Angie Righi and husband, Tim, all of Blue Springs, Mo.; twenty-one grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and a large extended group of family and friends.

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Arrangements: Speaks Suburban Chapel, 816- 373-3600.

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