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Morris, Carl E.
Carl E. Morris, 90 of Abingdon, died at 8:25 am Tuesday, February 2, 2010 at Galesburg Cottage Hospital.

He was born on April 22, 1919 in Abingdon, the son of John H. and Gladys Rose (Arendt) Morris. He married Greta Mae Burmood on June 4, 1943 in Wayland, Missouri.

Carl is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Mae; his loving children, Nancy (and Dean) Sparks of Clay Center, Kansas, Larry Morris of Macomb and Patricia (and Gaylord) Pedigo of RR Galesburg; 6 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter-in-law, Raylene Morris.

Carl attended Abingdon Schools. He was a farmer and operated the Massey Harris Implement Company in Abingdon. He then worked as a mechanic for Mike Wilke and later was the parts manager for the Massey Harris Implement Company on Route 41. He was installed as a Sergeant for the Abingdon Auxiliary Police when it was started in 1962.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 am Friday, February 5, 2010 at the Hinchliff-Pearson-West Abingdon Chapel. Mrs. Eleanor Landon will officiate. Burial will be in the Abingdon Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour before the service on Friday at the chapel.

Memorials may be made to the John Mosser Public Library. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.
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