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William W. Morris

William W. Morris, 81, of Woodstock, died Wednesday, June 27, 2018, at his home.

He was born Feb. 1, 1937, in Chicago to Eugene Patrick and Ann Theresa (Whalen) Morris. He married Dolores LaBine on Aug. 4, 1962, in Toledo, Ohio.

He was a veteran, serving in the Army Airborne, stationed at Fort Bragg, N.C. He had owned and operated the X-Cel X-Ray company in Ridgefield for 42 years. His excitement for life was fulfilled by travel with his wife and family around the country and to his homeland of Ireland. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Woodstock and served as a lector and minister of hospitality for Sunday Mass. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the NRA. He enjoyed motorcycles, traveling, and Civil War history, and he was a great storyteller.

Bill is survived by his wife, Dee Morris; two sons, Thomas Kevin (Mary) Morris and Daniel Edward (Shelly) Morris; six grandchildren, Matthew, Lucas, Madeline, Jack, Jake, and Drew; two sisters, Sheila Williams and Kathleen Parker; and a brother, James R. Morris.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Robert Morris; and a brother, Robert Morris.

Funeral Mass was Friday, June 29, at St. Mary Catholic Church. Interment followed in Calvary Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Donor Services, P.O. Box 98018 Washington, DC 20090-8018, or use the website; JourneyCare Foundation, 2050 Claire Court Glenview, IL. 60025-7635; or any charity.

Arrangements were handled by Schneider, Leucht, Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home.

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