William Paul Morris
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COSHOCTON: William Paul Morris, 69, of Coshocton, passed away on Wednesday April 17, 2013 after a brief illness.
Paul was born in Columbus, Ohio on March 3, 1944. He served in the US Navy for four years, was a member of Coshocton Masonic Lodge #96 where he was Past Master, 32nd Degree and Scottish Rite, he was also a member of Newcomerstown Elks Lodge and AMVETS. Paul retired from Ameritech in Newcomerstown and was currently a coach driver for Muskingum Coach in Coshocton.
Paul is survived by his wife Nancy L. (Shook) Morris whom he married July 3, 1965; children Melissa (Eugene) Schlupp, Beth Tackett and William Paul Morris II all of Coshocton; mother Blanche M. (Irvin) Morris of West Lafayette; grandchildren Joshua Schlupp, Tyler Opie Tackett, Megan Schlupp, William Paul Morris III, Molly Schlupp, Tanner Fuller, Eugene Schlupp III, Jeremy Schlupp, Amber Durant, Jesse Durant, Laura Durant and Morgan Durant; a brother Loren "Red" (Karen) Morris of Stockton, CA; sister Rea Evans of Stockton, CA; several nieces and nephews; and his beloved boxers Zeke and Deisel.
Paul is preceded in death by his father William Paul Morris; two brothers Clarence and Tommy Morris. Friends may call at The Miller Funeral Home, 639 Main St., Coshocton on Monday April 22, 2013 from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM. Coshocton Masonic Lodge will hold Masonic services at 3:30 PM and Coshocton County Veterans Honor Guard will hold military honors at the funeral home at 6:00 PM. Per Paul's wishes, a cremation will take place after services.
Memorial contributions may be directed to AMVETS, envelopes will be available at the funeral home. An online memorial is located at www.themillerfuneralhome.com.
Published in the Coshocton Tribune on Apr. 19, 2013