72-year-old Carl Wayne Morris of McLeansboro, died Thursday, November 7 at Hamilton Memorial Hospital in McLeansboro. He was born February 1, 1947 in McLeansboro, IL, the son of Bernard and Helen (McMahon) Morris. Carl was a retired aviation mechanic and was a United States Air Force veteran having served during the Vietnam Conflict.
He is survived by one daughter, Kristi and husband Kelly Strauser of McLeansboro, IL; step-grandson, Bralon Strauser of Ingalls, IN; three brothers: Bernard Lee and wife Lynn Morris of Springfield, IL, Bill and wife Marilyn Morris of Houston, TX and Tom and wife Jeanetta Morris of Knoxville, TN. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and a step-grandson, Broc Strauser.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, November 10 at 1:00 p.m. at the Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro with Rev. Robert Sefried officiating. Visitation will be Sunday, November 10, from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at the Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro. Carl will be laid to rest at IOOF Cemetery in McLeansboro with Graveside Military Rites performed by American Legion Post 106 and a U.S. Air Force Honors team. Online condolences may be shared at www.gholsonfuneralhome.com.
The Gholson Funeral Home of McLeansboro is in charge of arrangements.