Roy T. Morris

Ronceverte-Roy T. Morris, 94, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, at his residence with family by his side.

He was born Apr. 5, 1925, in Ronceverte, the son of the late Moffett E. and Maude Lightner Morris.

Roy was a WWII Navy veteran for three years with the rank of Coxswain. He served in Africa, Sicily, Italy and through the Suez Canal to Australia to the South Pacific.

He was a life member of Trinity United Methodist Church. Roy had worked at Martin & Jones Hardware in Ronceverte, 10 years with the C&O Railroad and retired after 33 years of service with the U.S. Post Office. He spent 17 years as Fire Chief with the Ronceverte Fire Department. Roy was a Master Mason of Monroe Lodge #77, a 32° Scottish Rite Mason and a member of Beni Kedum Shrine in Charleston and also a member of the Greenbrier Valley Shrine Club. He was an avid WVU fan.

Preceding him in death other than his parents, were his wife, Sarah Coffman Morris on Jan. 1, 2020; son, Ernest; brothers, Earl “Rusty” Morris and George “Mutt’’ Morris; and sister, Mildred Williams.

Surviving are his children, Alan Morris (Karen) of Lewisburg, Brenda K. Austin (Shawn) of Huntersville, NC and Angie Morris (Sam Massie) of Ronceverte; brother, Donald Morris of Roanoke, VA; sister, Dorothy Byers of Alexandria, VA; grandchildren, Tiffany Steele (Chris) of Lewisburg and Ethan Morris (Lauren) of Lewisburg; great-grandchildren, Rhylee Steele, Izaak and Elijah Morris; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Roy will be held Friday, Jan. 17, at 2 p.m. at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Ronceverte with Pastor Sam Groves officiating. Interment will follow in Riverview Cemetery in Ronceverte with Masonic graveside rites by Monroe Lodge #77.

The family received family and friends Thursday evening, Jan. 16, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions be made to HospiceCare, Inc. 1265 Maplewood Avenue, Lewisburg, WV 24901

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