Morris Lee Sutheard Jr., 64, of Thayer, formerly of Springfield, passed away Thursday, June 18, 2020 in Thayer, IL.
He was born July 8, 1955 to Morris Lee Sr. and Aileen (Bailey) Sutheard in Springfield.
He attended some high school in Springfield before becoming blind at the age of 16. He also attended the School for the Blind in Jacksonville. Morris developed a brain tumor causing his eyesight to fail. He assisted his father at work, mowed grass, and also worked at the Illinois State Fair in the horse arena until he became blind. The last three years of his life he was treated with medical marijuana. He was one of the first individuals in the state to undergo such treatment due to a brain tumor.
Morris is survived by his four sisters, Ethel (Alvin) Sanders of Girard, Elsie June Frank of Arroyo Grande, California, Juanita Johnson of Madera, California and Aileen Clemmons of Radcliff, Kentucky; and care giver, Debbie Turvey of Thayer.
A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, June 28 at 12 noon in the Thayer Community Building located on Sycamore St. in Thayer. Memorials are suggested to the Cannabis Research. Davis-Anderson Funeral Home, Girard is in charge of arrangements.