MORRIS, Phillip A., 65, of Wheeling, WV, passed away Tuesday, September 18, 2012, at Liza's Place, Valley Hospice Care Center South, Wheeling.
Phil was born April 1, 1947 in Wheeling, a son of the late Joseph and Jessie Criswell Morris. He was retired from the Mine Safety and Health Administration and was employed at the Tunnel Ridge Mine. He was a member of the Mount Olivet United Methodist Church; the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie No. 1891, Elm Grove; and was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during the Vietnam War.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Randall Morris.
Phil is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Mary M. "Peggy" Morris; two daughters, Michelle C. Morris of Pittsburgh, PA and Stephanie L. Skadra (Geoff) of Wheeling; two grandchildren, Katelyn and Andrew Skadra; a sister-in-law, Susan Lucey DeGarmo of Wheeling; three brothers-in-law, Richard Lucey (Brenda) of Bridgeport, OH, Jerry Lucey, Jr. (Bonnie) of Martins Ferry, OH, James Lucey (Suzie) of Wheeling and Michael Lucey (Jane) of Wheeling; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Elm Grove Chapel, 154 Kruger Street, Wheeling, from 4-8 p.m., Thursday and from 10 until time of funeral services at 11 a.m., Friday, September 21, 2012, with the Rev. Greg Markins officiating. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Wheeling.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Valley Hospice Care Center South, 10686 State Route 150, Rayland, OH, 43943.
Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.altmeyer.com.