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William David "Willie" Morris

By preddyfuner36002353, Apr 15 2019 06:58PM

William David “Willie” Morris 76, of Orange, died peacefully at the UVA Medical Center surrounded by his family on April 12, 2019. He is preceded in death by his father, Reuben E. “Jack” Morris.

Willie is survived by his wife Barbara of 52 years, a son Gary Morris and wife Kristen, a daughter Joyce Morris, his mother Catherine Morris, a brother, Robert Morris, and many loving nieces, nephews, and extended family. Willie was a loving, father, husband and friend to all.

Willie loved sports and enjoyed watching high school football, college football, and the NFL. He also enjoyed traveling, camping, and spending time with his family and friends. Willie was always there to help friends with household projects, engine repair, or whatever else they needed help with.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday April 17, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Preddy Funeral Home chapel in Orange. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday April 18, 2019 at the funeral home, with Rev. Forest Porter and Pastor Josh Munnikhuysen will officiate. Willie will be laid to rest in Culpeper National Cemetery with full military honors. Memorial contributions may be made to the Louisa County Rescue Squad P.O. Box 1777 Louisa, Va. 23093, or to the American Cancer Society, P. O. Box 555, 2321 West 20th Street Washington DC 55555.

The family requests casual attire for the family night and funeral service. Preddy Funeral Home of Orange is assisting the family with arrangements.

Apr 16 2019 11:03AM by joan Clark

His love of life was contagious. He will be sorely missed. David & Joan Clark.

Apr 16 2019 11:26AM by Joyce wilson

So sorry for the loss of Willie..he was a wonderful man..ready enjoyed him.when I seen and talked to him at the wrestling concession at the high school..akways happy and fun to be around..will be missed..joyce wilson

Apr 16 2019 11:30AM by Nellie Clatterbuck

Willie was an absolutely amazing man. There was no way you could be in a bad mood around him because he was sure to make you smile. His laugh and smile were contagious and I will always remember him. It was an honor to know such a great man.

Apr 16 2019 12:05PM by Charles and Marlene Moubray

We had the absolute pleasure of being able to call this sweet man our friend. He was kind and thoughtful and was there for everyone always. Willie was a fine man who did the right thing for the right reason, all the time. Can’t wait to see you again Willie.

Apr 16 2019 12:47PM by Ken & Linda Christman

What a great friend to have. Man ygreat memories with both of you at the Golden Villa. He will be greatly missed, but he's still smiling. The heavens have added another star.

Apr 16 2019 02:07PM by Kristi Ellis

Won't ever forget Willie and his support of OCHS sports. His humor, love and support of athletics, will always be remembered.

Apr 16 2019 04:55PM by Theodore Fowler

He was a FRIEND, and he will be greatly missed by all who knew him. It was the highlight of your day to be around Willie!!

Apr 16 2019 07:23PM by Alan Ward

So sorry for your loss.

Apr 17 2019 12:24AM by Gena Keller

What a wonderful person - am so sorry to hear about Willie. I imagine he’s already in heaven proudly displaying his love for the Orange and Blue! Love and prayers for his family.

Apr 17 2019 12:58AM by Stacy Plasse

I first met Willie at OCHS football when I was around 6 years old. He was a great man with great character! Year after year we always sat close by and cheered for the HORNETS! He was active in the community with sports and sad to know of his passing. If something was going on, he was there!
I just saw him not long ago and gave him a hug. Great memories! Now if the thunder rolls we will know him and Ray Coleman are back together again! Prayers to the family during this time.

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