William “Dub” Morris
Published 2:55 pm Friday, October 3, 2014
William “Dub” Morris, 78, passed away Monday, September 22, 2014, at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland. He was born in New Hebron, MS, son
of James “Jim” A. Morris, Sr. and Ruth Mobley Morris. He was a graduate of Prentiss High School and Vickers School of Hydraulics.
Mr. Morris was an Air Force War Veteran. He was a hydraulic mechanic, retired from MS Power and Light. Mr. Morris was a member First Baptist Church of Florence. He was an active member of the Big Black Hunting Club since 1972, serving as treasurer and will be remembered as an avid hunter and fisherman. He was a member of the Fanning Bowling League.
Dub was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, James A. Morris, Jr.; and his sister, Evelyn “Sandy” Morris Schrantz.
He is survived by his loving wife, Pat Messemore Morris of Ellisville; children, Phyllis Yucatonis (Michael) of Madison and Mark Pearson (Gina) of Florence, “Grandub” had five grandchildren, Trey Reyer, Carla (David) Lewis, Mollie (Josh) Guess, Nicolas Yucatonis, and Alex Yucatonis; four great-grandchildren, Haley and Candace Robinson, Seph Reyer and Mason Guess; brothers, Robert (Patty) Morris and Gordon (Barbara) Morris; sisters, Mary (Howard) Wamble, Ann (Adam) Ourso and Lanelle Morris; and nine nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to First Baptist Church of Florence building fund. P.O. Box 97, Florence, MS 39073.