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William K Morley

1936 ~ 2021 (age 85)

Obituary

William (Bill) Ketsel Morley, 85, of Terre Haute, died December 29, 2021, from heart complications.

He was born October 15, 1936, in Scott City, IN, to Leonard and Ruby (Eldridge) Morley, who both preceded him in death. Bill married Linda (Schnelle) on December 23, 1974, and spent the last 47 years, leaning on her, supporting her, and loving her fully.

Bill graduated in 1955 from Valley High School in West Terre Haute and then served in the U.S. Army until he was honorably discharged on June 10, 1958. His three years of service included a tour in Germany in the 3rd Armored Division.

He retired in 1998 from the Vigo County Health Department and was an active member of North Union United Methodist Church. Bill was also a member of the Riley Masonic Lodge, a 33rd Degree Mason in the Scottish Rite, and volunteered as a driver for the Shriner’s Hospital.

With Linda, survivors include his five children: Darla Morley of Oklahoma City, Michael Morley and Gina of Roscoe, IL, Andy Morley and Cathy of Terre Haute, Karen Glaspie and Ed of Terre Haute, and Jared Morley of Boston. He also leaves behind nine grandchildren (Greg Guy, Jeff Guy, Katie Hilleshiem, Beth Ann Morley, Aaron Morley, Drew Morley, Jessica Morley, Will Morley, James Glaspie), nine great-grandchildren, sister Judy Cooksey and Bill of Phoenix, sister Barbara Bryan and Bill of Riley, and many beloved cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Bill was also preceded in death by his eldest sister, Roberta Fuller, and two grandsons, Bradley Guy and Levi Morley.

Bill enjoyed life fully. He loved telling a good story, even when it was funnier to him than it was to anyone else, or longer than anyone else thought it needed to be! He enjoyed farming, playing golf, and was a proficient woodworker … he never met a cabinet design he couldn’t master. If you wanted to hear him sing or see him dance, you needed only to turn on The Platters or Patsy Cline. His best times were spent with treasured friends and “making memories” with family.

Masonic services and funeral services will be at North Union United Methodist Church, 6977 W SR 42
Brazil  IN  47834 on Monday, January 3, 2022, at 1:00 PM, with visitation immediately before starting at 11:00 AM, also at the Church.

In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to Shriner’s Children’s Hospital or to North Union United Methodist Church.

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