Gordon D. Morris, 80

Gordon Dale Morris, 80, of Huntington, died at 9:30 a.m., Monday, July 27, 2015, at Peabody Healthcare Center in North Manchester.

He was born Sept. 30, 1934, in Huntington, to Charles and Mary (Murphy) Morris.

Gordon married Patricia Ann Long in North Manchester on Jan. 21, 1956; she died April 1, 2003.

He was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose in North Manchester, the UTU (United Trainmen Union), and the Silver Sneakers. Gordon enjoyed camping, visiting with his buddies from the railroad over coffee, and was an avid Indiana University fan.

He is survived by his daughter, Valerie (James) Clarkson of North Manchester, two grandchildren, Scott T. Morris of North Manchester, and Andrew L. (Amanda) Tharp of Huntington, two step-grandchildren, Barbara (Fabe) Slone of Fort Wayne, and Jeremy Clarkson of North Manchester, 10 great-grandchildren, Arika Morris of Fort Wayne, Shelby Duell of Wabash, Dylan Morris of North Manchester, Brianna Pepper, Braxton Tharp, and Brooklyn Tharp, all of Huntington, Addyson Synder, and Kailyn Slone, both of Fort Wayne, J.J. Clarkson and Tommy Clarkson, both of Marion; and his sister, Treva Douglas of Bluffton.

He was also preceded in death by his parents , eight brothers, three sisters, and his step-great-granddaughter, Emily Rose Clarkson.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 29, 2015, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, with David Phillips officiating.  Burial will be in Gardens of Memory Cemetery, Marion.  Friends may call 12:30- 2 p.m.Wednesday, at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is Wabash County Cancer Society.

The memorial guest book for Gordon may be signed at


Posted on 2015 Jul 28