William E. “Bill” Morris - Obituary

Aug 02, 2013 -- 6:42am

William E. “Bill” Morris

William E. (Bill) Mor­ris Age 92, of Wilmington, passed away peacefully on July 25, 2013. He will be greatly missed not only by his family, but also by his many friends and political associates.

Bill was born in Prairie Home, Missouri and gradu­ated from University of Mis­souri in 1943. He worked first with Standard Oil, then with the DuPont Co. at Chamber Works, where he retired in 1982.

Always active in po­litical pursuits, Bill left a mark on the local political landscape. He founded both the Libertarian Party o f Delaware in 1975, and later the advocacy group S.A.F.E. (Save Our Future Economy) in 1997.

Bill was frequently de­scribed as a cheerful and gentle man. Friends and family agree that he acted far younger than his age. One of his many interests was his love for tennis, which he played weekly until he was 90 at the Du-Pont Country Club. There he founded the “Billie Jean King Tournament”.

Bill volunteered, along with his wife Lois, at the Latin American Commu­nity Center where he taught English for seventeen years. Up until his late eighties, he also picked up trash on Naaman’s road for Adopt a Highway.

Bill is predeceased by his parents Sam and Leticia Morris, his sister Lucille Grills, and his first wife Lorene. He is survived by his wife Lois Moore Morris, his daughters Donna Wiley and husband Gary, Stepha­nie Harmon and husband Tom, and 3 grandchildren, Thomas, Jessica, and Grant Harmon. Also survived by his sister- in- law Kay Mas­sau and husband, Jack and his brother Harry L. Morris and wife Clarita of Kansas City, MO.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the DuPont Country Club, 1001 Rock­land Rd., Wilmington, DE, 19803 on Tues., August 6th, at 11:30 AM.

In lieu of flowers, me­morial donations may be made online to the Latin Community Center at www. thelatincenter.org/donate.

For online condolences, please visit Chandler Funeral Homes & Crematory chandlerfuneralhome.com - 302.478.7100

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