1937 - 2015 Funeral services for Walter Priest Morse, 78, of Newton will be 1:00 pm Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at Smith Funeral Home with interment following in Kyle Cemetery in Roganville. Visitation will be Wednesday from 11:00 am until time of service. Mr. Morse died January 17, 2015 at his residence. A native of Houlton, Maine, Mr. Morse was a longtime resident of this area. He was a graduate of Southeast Louisiana University in Hammond and obtained his Master's degree in Environmental Science from McNeese University in Lake Charles, where he also taught. Walter was retired from the Louisiana Department of Health. Survivors include his wife, Cynthia Weaver Morse, of Newton and daughters Kathleen Johnson and husband Phillip of Friendswood and Debra Stevens and husband Bill of Lake Charles LA. Walter is also survived by his grandchildren Sarah Ferguson, Darryn Johnson, Tyler Stevens and Evan Stevens and great grandchildren Ian Ferguson, Ellie Ferguson and Henry Ferguson.
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Jan. 20, 2015