William Earl Morris, 75, passed away at his home Friday, February 3, 2023. Born in Frisco City, Alabama, on May 29, 1947, Mr. Morris lived in McIntosh, Alabama, and worked as a logger.
He met the lovely Effie Reed as a teenager at church and dated her for 3 years before marrying her. The couple then spent the next 55 years together, going to church, raising a family and enjoying life.
A man who loved to ‘tinker’, Mr. Morris could fix almost anything. It was said that if he couldn’t fix it, it couldn’t be fixed. Accordingly, he spent a good bit of time working on vehicles for his family and friends. In fact, he was always available to help people in need.
Loving the outdoors, Mr. Morris spent time fishing, raising vegetables in his raised garden beds, and caring for his pets, Oreo and Outlaw. Inside the house, he enjoyed watching wrestling and cooking. He was known for making some of the best cornbread in the area.
Though a man of many interests and talents, he was first and foremost a family man. He treasured his family and loved being Pawpaw to his grandchildren. The strength of his character, his presence, his leadership, and his love will be greatly missed.
Mr. Morris is survived by:
Wife: Effie Reed Morris
Son: William (Brittany) Morris
Daughters: Angela (Jimmy) Reed, Wendy (Alan) Weaver
Brother: Andrew Morris
Five grandchildren: Kyle Reed, Trae Weaver, John Weaver, Braley Weaver, AJ Morris
He was preceded in death by:
Parents: Alvin Acey and Clara Eunice Morris
Brothers: James, Jerrel, Tommy, and Alfred Morris
A visitation will be held Tuesday evening, February 7, 2023, from 6:00 until 10:00 p.m. at Magnolia Holiness Church, McIntosh, Alabama.
The funeral service will be Wednesday, February 8, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. at Magnolia Holiness Church with interment to follow in the Magnolia Holiness Cemetery. Rev. Ike Reed will officiate with St. Stephens Funeral Home directing.
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