Ernest MORRIS

Obituary of Ernest MORRIS

Ernest L. MORRIS, 94, of Westfield, PA, formerly of Wellsville, NY, died peacefully at home on Wednesday, May 16, 2018.  

 

Born October 8, 1923, in Olean, NY, he was the son of Ernest L. and Clara Wilkins Morris.   

 

On April 19, 1948, in Genesee, PA, he married the love of his life, the former Eloise I. Young, who predeceased him on June 5, 2017. 

 

A World War II Veteran, he served honorably with the US Army in the European Theatre.  He was a combatant in the Normandy invasion on June 6, 1944 and later fought in the Battle of the Bulge, the largest battle on the Western Front. 

 

He was employed by Air Preheater in Wellsville, NY for many years.  

 

Ernie was a member of the People’s Church of Potter Brook and Gerald G. Griffin American Legion Post #519 in Westfield.  

 

Surviving are:  three sons, Steven D. (Dorothy) Morris of Virginia Beach, VA, Stanley D. Morris of New Iberia, LA, and Ernest J. (Nicole) Morris of Portsmouth, VA;  a daughter, Vicki D. Braley of Spring Hill, FL; five grandchildren;  eight great-grandchildren;  one great-great-granddaughter;  his favorite child, Bonnie Hallett of Wellsville;  and nieces and nephews.  In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by a son, Vance Morris;  a brother, Duane Morris;  and three sisters, Bette Burnside, Gloria Pratt and Stella Shutt. 

 

Friends may call Monday, May 21, 2018 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA.  Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM, Tuesday in the People’s Church of Potter Brook. The Rev. Gene Jones, the Rev. E. Matthew Zehr, and the Rev. Philip W. Sanders will officiate.  Military Rites will be accorded in the church by members of the Tioga County Honor Guard.  

 

Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery.  

 

Memorials may be made to the Potter Brook People’s Church, 62 Rte. 49, Westfield, PA 16950.  

 

Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfuneralhome.com