Thursday, October 3, 2013

Franklin C. Morris (October 1, 2013)

Franklin C. Morris age 96, of Sterling House in Greenville, Ohio passed away at 5:05 P.M. on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at State of the Heart Hospice Care Center in Greenville. Franklin was born in Ridgeville, Indiana to the late Charles & Grace (Caylor) Morris.

Franklin is survived by a daughter & son-in-law, Sharon & Ron Stegemoller of Danville, Indiana; grandchildren, Rhonda Minton, Rox Anne & Mark Riegle, Robert Jr. & Sherri Morris, Kevin & Kelly Stegemoller and Brian Stegemoller; and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Franklin is also preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Pauline (Chittum) Morris on June 1, 2005; son, Robert Eugene Morris; and a sister, Glendora Brinkerhoff.

Franklin served in the U.S. Navy during WWII with the Seabees. Franklin retired from Conrail Railroad in 1980 where he was a telegraph operator. Franklin also worker 18 years on the Greenville Police Department Auxiliary and the Greenville City School for 20 years where he drove school bus and was a custodian. Franklin was a member of the Church of Nazarene in Greenville and the Greenville American Legion.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Friday, October 4, 2013 at the Church of Nazarene 7584 State Route 118 in Greenville with Rev. Wayne Thomas officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday from 12:00 to 2:00 P.M. at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville. Memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Hospice. Condolences for the family may be expressed through