William F. Morris II

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William F. Morris II, 79, of Waynesburg, passed away Friday, November 16, 2012, in his home after a lengthy illness, surrounded by his loving family.


He was born September 21, 1933, in Washington, D.C., and grew up in Nineveh, a son of Myra Mckee Morris.


Mr. Morris was a graduate of Waynesburg High School, Class of 1956, and Waynesburg College.


After graduation, he was employed in the insurance industry both in Pittsburgh and Los Angeles, Calif. After several years in California, he returned to Waynesburg in 1970 and was a partner with Furman and Audra Wade in Wade’s Body Shop.


Mr. Morris and his wife, Lynne, owned and operated Bil-Mar Tavern in West Waynesburg for many years until they moved to Florida in 1989. In 2005, they moved to Tucson, Ariz., after surviving Hurricane Charley and three other hurricanes that year in Florida.


Surviving are his wife, Lynne G. Radjenovic Morris, and daughters Tamara Morris, Amy B. Morris Durbin (Keith) and Rebecca Morris (Scott). His pride and joy were his two grandsons, Tyler Scott William Morris and Logan Riley Durbin.


His daughter, Melanie Sue, passed away as a young child.


He was a great husband, father and grandfather. Mr. Morris was full of life, energy and a touch of impulsiveness. He was never boring.


Friends and family will be received from 4 to 6 p.m., the time of a memorial service, Tuesday, November 20, in Behm Funeral Home, 182 West High Street, Waynesburg. Memorial donations may be sent to Amedisys Hospice, 2183 McClellandtown Road, Masontown, PA 15461. Condolences may be offered at www.behmfh.com.


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