Billie "Bill" Joe Morris, 91, of Eureka, passed away on June 9, 2017
Billie “Bill” Joe Morris, 91, of Eureka, went home to be with the Lord on June 9, 2017.
Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, June 12; funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, all at the Eureka United Methodist Church, 521 N Main St. in Eureka. Interment will follow at Walnut Valley Cemetery, El Dorado.
He was born March 14, 1926 to Roy J. and Grace May (Spradlin) Morris. Bill attended Oil Hill schools. He joined the Navy in April 1943 and served as an Aviation Machinist’s Mate Air Controlman – Second Class – through December 1946. He did maintenance and repair of guns and small arms. Part of the time was spent stationed in the Asiatic Pacific American area, and he received a Good Conduct Medal. Bill was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) for many years. Bill worked at Boeing as a mechanic several years during his marriage to Arlene Grace Harms. Then he was able to open a service station in Park City – Bill’s Park City Service, where he was known as a friendly and honest businessman. From his first marriage he was blessed with two sons: Steven Robert and John Wayne. They came to live with Bill and Arlene in 1960 and joined sisters, Cindy Ann and Denise Jo. Another brother, Bill Joe, Jr., was born in 1965. During the years there were many family visits to lakes for fishing and boating adventures. As he grew older, Bill and Arlene decided to buy a cabin at Fall River Lake for relaxation and fun times. Later they sold the station to youngest son, Joe, and retired to the Fall River Lake cabin. Then Bill and Arlene moved to Eureka and became full-time residents.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Eloise Snyder, Pauline Wells, and Bonnie Patty; brothers, Jim Morris and Roy Jr. Morris.
He is survived by: sons, John (Kristie), Steve (Debi), and Joe (Angie) Morris; daughters, Cindy (John) Taylor and Denise Mullin; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren,whom he loved dearly.
Memorial donations may be made in Bill's honor to Eureka Nursing Center, 1020 N School St, Eureka, KS or Eureka United Methodist Church, 521 N Main St, Eureka, KS.
Online guest book may be signed at www.heritageofeldorado.com.