Be the first to share your favorite memory, photo or story of
This memorial page is dedicated for family, friends and future generations to celebrate
the life of their loved one.
We ask on behalf of the family that you keep your comments uplifting and appropriate
to help all who come here to find comfort and healing.
Obituary for William Donald Morris
William Donald Morris, age 97, of Marietta, Ohio, went to be with the Lord October 21, 2015, at Heartland Rehabilitation Center in Marietta. Donald was born May 6, 1918, on the family farm in Noble County, son of the late Amos Francis and Bertha Stringer Morris, and he graduated from Forest Grove High School in 1936. Donald’s love for timbering began at an early age, and as a young boy, Donald and his brothers hunted and timbered to help support their family during the Depression. He served in the United States Navy during World War II, and he was commissioned by the Navy to supply timber for building ships during the war. On June 6th, 1943, he married Evie Mildred Allen, who preceded him in death after 59 years of marriage. Donald was Christian by faith. He loved spending time reading and studying the Bible, and he shared his deep love for God with all he met. He owned and operated Morris Sawmills in Macksburg.
Donald enjoyed hunting, playing the violin, and a good game of baseball. He sponsored and played for many softball and baseball teams over his lifetime. His love of trees will live on for generations to come through the planting of over 200,000 hardwood trees within the last three years. He desired for future generations to have the benefits of good trees. Donald lived out the last several years under the special watch-care of Marilyn McNabb of Lowell. He found countless hours of enjoyment from his two cats, Kitty Jo and Frankie.
In addition to his wife and parents, he is preceded in death by one sister, Glenna Morris Clark (Herbert), and three brothers, Wiley, Stanley, and Dana Morris.
Surviving are one brother, Virgil Griffith Morris of Kingman, Arizona, and several cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Friends may call Sunday, October 25, 2015, from 4PM-8PM at McVay-Perkins Funeral Home, 416 East Street, Caldwell, where the funeral service will be observed Monday, October 26th at 10AM with Irving Ross and Albert Knaggs officiating. A military graveside service will follow at Sharon Cemetery conducted by the Noble County Veteran Service Organizations.