William Henry Morris, Jr., 68, of Rutland, Ohio, leaves many loving memories with family and friends after leaving February 13, 2013, from Holzer Medical Center, Gallipolis, Ohio.
Born December 20, 1944, at Toledo, Ohio, to the late William Henry Morris, Sr. and Violet Marie Bodi Morris. He was a member of Silver Run Baptist Church, Middleport, Ohio, and a forklift operator for Coca Cola retiring to a farm.
He is survived by his wife, Gayle Evelyn Swanson Morris; children, Refuna (Joseph) Hartford, Gayle Ann Morris, Barbara A. (Ross) Siefke, Wanda Lee Morris, William Henry Morris, III, and Bertha Evelyn Morris; brother, Victor John (Peggy) Morris; sister, Bonnie (Kevin) Christinsen; 16 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he is preceded in death by daughter, Sherry Lynn Morris; grandchild, Joseph Hartford; four brothers; and five sisters.
Services will be conducted at 1 p.m., Sunday, February 17, 2013, at Birchfield Funeral Home, Rutland, Ohio, with Pastor John Paul Swanson officiating. Burial will follow in Von Shriltz Cemetery, Dexter, Ohio. The family will receive friends from noon-8 p.m., Saturday February 16, 2013, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family will except donations.
Online condolences can be sent at birchfieldfuneralhome.com.