BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – William L. Morris, 92, formerly from Poland, died at his home on Friday evening, October 15, 2021.
William, known by his family as “Bill,” was born on February 22, 1929 in Langeloth, Pennsylvania, to the late William and Frances Roper Morris.
He attended the College of Wooster in Ohio, graduated from Grove City College and later from the University of Pittsburgh, both in Pennsylvania, with a Masters in Business Administration.
Bill served in the US Coast Guard during the Korean conflict.
He retired as Vice President of Industrial Relations at Universal Rundle, New Castle, Pennsylvania and enjoyed a 30-year career as a human relations professional.
Bill was a member of SCORE, a CASA volunteer advocate, lifelong fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Ohio State football teams, and enjoyed playing penny poker weekly with his retired pals.
He was a devoted husband and father who faithfully cared for his family for 45 years to his wife Elva. He was happy about his children and grandchildren and their achievements. He showed great interest in each and every one of them and was always ready with a word of encouragement or advice when needed. He freely gave commercial advice that influenced many positive careers, including those of his children and grandchildren.
Open and friendly, Bill never passed anyone without a warm hello and was friendly to everyone. He regularly thanked the good Lord for everything he had, praised the good Lord for his blessings, and others always knew that he valued them.
He is supported by his children, Susan (Newt) Crenshaw from Colorado Springs, Colo., Linda (Marc) Miles from Birmingham, Ala. and Hank (Sara) Morris from Poland, very much missed; 11 grandsons, Drew (Mindy) Crenshaw, Zach (Elizabeth) Crenshaw, Luke Crenshaw, Jensen Crenshaw, Katie (Chris) Osterlund, Emily (Stephen) Chestnut, Abbey Miles, Bennett Miles, Cole Morris, Hope Morris and Grace Morris; three great-grandchildren; many friends; and his doctors and staff at the Danberry Retirement Home in Alabama, where he lived for 13 years.
In addition to his parents, Bill preceded his 45-year-old wife, the former Elva L. Morris, who died on April 27, 2006.
Family and friends can call Cunningham-Becker Funeral Home, 270 N. Main St., Poland, on Friday, October 29th, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. At 11 a.m., Bill’s life at the funeral home is celebrated with his son-in-law, Newt Crenshaw. The burial will follow at Poland Riverside Cemetery, with full military honors from the US Coast Guard and Ellsworth VFW
The family is seeking material tributes in the form of donations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105, in memory of Bill.
Condolences for Bill’s family can be sent to www.beckerobits.com.