Robert Morris


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Posted Online: Jan. 29, 2013, 6:34 pm
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Robert W. Morris, 65, of Moline, died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, at his home.
A private memorial gathering will be held at the family home in Millersburg. Arrangements are entrusted to Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 201 E. 4th Ave., Milan.
Robert was born March 21, 1947, in Aledo, a son of William and Evelyn Wakeland Morris.
Prior to his retirement, Robert owned and operated the former Milan Battery Center. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He enjoyed a cool beer on a hot day by the swimming pool at his home.
Surviving are his children (and spouse), Darron Morris, Rochester, N.Y., Kevin Morris, San Antonio, Texas, Denise (Steve) Ellerbe and Jennifer Morris, both of Lakeland, Fla., and Megan Morris, Moline; grandchildren, Philadelphia Brooks-Morris, Jacob Morris, Ali Lynne Morris, Joshua Ramos and Kylee Ramos; great-granddaughter, Brooklynne Rose; sister and brother-in-law, Rita and Robert Ruggles, Millersburg; one nephew; and one niece. Robert was preceded in death by his parents.
Online condolences may be left for the family at wheelanpressly.com.












 



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