Monroe Vernoil Morphis, 70, of Monticello, passed away April 1, 2014 at the Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock.

He was a retired carpenter, member of the National Guard, an avid fisherman, and a member of the Oak Grove Assembly of God. He loved working in his yard and gardening, but most of all, he loved spending time with his grandsons.

Mr. Morphis was born April 18, 1943 in Oak Grove, La. and was the son of the late Mildred Sanders Morphis and the late J.V. Morphis.

He was also preceded in death by his wife Diane Morphis and a brother, Wendell Morphis.

Survivors include one daughter, Angie Allen and husband Shannon of Monticello; two sons, Joe Morphis and wife Michelle of Ward and Jason Morphis of Monticello; his mother, Mildred Sanders Morphis; two brothers, Jackie Morphis and Donnie Morphis both of Monticello; seven grandsons, Ethan Allen, Colby Allen, Scott Allen, Nic Allen, Zach Craig, Layton Morphis and Garrett Morphis.

Visitation is April 3 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Stephenson Dearman Funeral Home in Monticello.

Graveside services will be held April 4 at 11 a.m. at Mt. Zion Cemetery on U.S. 425, north of Monticello