The Woodward News

July 8, 2013

Wilbert E. Morris

Woodward News

Woodward, Okla. — Wilbert E. Morris, 81 year old from Shattuck, Oklahoma departed from this life on June 27, 2013.  He was the son of Robert E. and Eva (Armstrong) Morris.  He was born July 17, 1932 at Booker, Texas later moving to Laverne, then to Shattuck where he grew up on the farm northwest of town.


He met and married Nadine Fritzler of Shattuck, Oklahoma in May of 1953.  Wilbur worked at various jobs, but his favorite was farming with his brother and his dad.  On November 26, 1964 he married Velma Messner from Slapout and to this union three children were born, Larry Morris from Gage, Beth Messner from Follett, Texas, and an infant son Victor.  Those preceding him in death is his wife Velma, infant son Victor, his parents, a sister Lois Fay and a brother Roy R. Morris, and a grandson, Brandon Lee Morris.


He is survived by his son Larry Morris and wife Jennifer, daughter Beth, three grandsons, Larry Jr from Woodward, Jerry from Sallisaw, OJ from Cheston, Illinois; sister-in-law, Agnes Roedell and husband Cleo from Mooreland; a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, other family and friends.


In lieu of flowers, the children request memorials be given to Billings Funeral Home to help with expenses.


A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, July 6, 2013 at the Community Building on Main Street in Gage.


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