William Morgan Morris went to be with our Lord on May 26 at his home after his battle with cancer. Morgan, as he was generally known, was born Sept. 1, 1933. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Shular and Geneva Farmer Morris; one brother, Phillip W. Morris (U.S. Army Ret.), and one sister, Alethia Gaynell Morris Ratcliffe.
Morgan served in the U.S. Navy and retired from C&P Telephone Co. He was very active in preserving the land and waterways of Pulaski County, serving as a member of the Clean Community Council and Save the NRV. He was also an avid worker for building a greater community for all Pulaski County citizens through administrative avenues, such as opposing the Agenda 21 Project.
Morgan was a long-time member of Shiloh Christian Church and his faith in God was very strong. He was a very loving and caring father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother to his siblings. Family was always very important to Morgan.
He is survived by a son, William M. Morris Jr. of Dublin; two daughters, Elva Renee Henley and Kenny Armbrister of Pulaski, and Alethia Ann and Roy Cole of New Castle. Morgan leaves eight grandchildren, Jamie and Jacob Henley, Olivia Cole, Christopher and Lydia Conner, William Morgan Morris, III (Mo), Addie and Bailey Morris, and six great-grandchildren. He is also survived by three brothers and four sisters, John S. Morris Jr. and Hensel C. Morris, both of Dublin, and Benny R. Morris of Pembroke; Areta Agee of Radford; Loretta Pifer and Norma McPeak, both of Dublin, and Barbara Hall of Snowville; many nieces, nephews and good friends, as well as special friends, Becca Linkswiler and Margaret Atherton.
Service was held at Morgan’s home in Snowville on May 27 at 2 p.m., and he was laid to rest with military honors in the family cemetery at his childhood home near Newbern, on Lyons Road.
The Rev. Gary Rorrer officiated the service at the home and the Rev. Mike Honaker officiated at graveside.
The family would like to thank the staff at Blue Ridge Cancer Center in Christiansburg and Carilion NRV Hospice. They would also like to thank neighbor and friend, John Woodward, for building Morgan’s casket.
In lieu of flowers, the family wishes for donations to be made to the Wounded Warrior Project. Mail donations to: Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.