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Wayne Morris Leland

Visitation:
Tuesday, December 30, 2003 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.
Service:

Wednesday, December 31, 2003 at 11 a.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.
Officiating will be: Rev. Marvin Jones.
Music provided by: selected favorite songs.
Interment will be in the Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Beau Morris, Steve McDannold, Ronnie Heaton, Marvin Heaton, Derek Welch and Scott Welch.

Leland Wayne Morris died at 10:29 a.m. on Saturday, December 27, 2003 at the Monroe Regional Medical Center in Ocala, Florida. In 1977, Wayne retired from the Hercules Plant in Louisiana after 23 years. He and wife Betty enjoyed traveling the country as members of the Good Sam Club for several years. Wayne then worked as a carpenter for Bank Building Corporation until 1990. Beside his love for woodworking, he enjoyed traveling, camping and fishing. Wayne had served his country as a medical technician in the U. S. Army during World War II.

Born: November 23, 1926 in rural Pike County, Missouri the son of Roland Senie and Florence (Elliott) Morris.

Married: Betty Jean Welch on January 21, 1950 in Hannibal; she survives at the home in Ocala, Florida.

Survivors include: wife Betty of Ocala, Florida; one son, Gary and wife, Terri Morris of Greenbrier, Tennessee; one daughter, Tanya Morris and her friend Jean Lackey of Bradenton, Florida; two sisters, Freida Brown of Vandalia and Margie Johnson of Elkhart, Indiana; four grandchildren, Beau Morris, Amy Scott, Alexis and Jessica Lackey; several nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by: parents, one brother, Floyd Morris; two sisters, Marie McDannold and Ethel Smith.

Memorials may be made to Lou Gehrig's Disease (A.L.S. Foundation), 21021 Ventura Blvd. Suite 321, Woodland Hills, CA 91364.


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