Phillip A. Morris

April 1, 1947 - September 18, 2012

04/01/1947 - 09/18/2012

MORRIS, Phillip A., 65, of Wheeling, W.Va., 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, Ohio, Jerry Lucey, Jr. Bonnie of Martins Ferry, Ohio, 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 pm, Thursday and from 10 am until time of funeral services at 11 am, 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.

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J I Lewis
7 years ago

Dear Peg,

My thoughts and prayers go out to you and the girls. I always enjoyed our visits and thought a lot of Phil. So sorry to hear of his death.

Rich & Evie Frederick
7 years ago

Dear Peggy and family,

We were so sorry for the loss of your husband, father, and grandfather. We always enjoyed running into you in Washington and getting to chat. Phil was a very nice man. May our Lord embrace and comfort you all with your wonderful memories of him. May you also have peace knowing that he is in the Lord’s care now. God bless you all.

Kathy Gump
7 years ago

I am so sorry for your loss. I have known Phil since I was a child and spent many weekends at Jesse and “Goats” house. He was like a big brother when we were kids and although we went our different ways as adults, I always think kindly of him. Any time we ran into each other, he talked of how much his children meant to him. I know how proud he was of each of them. He will be sadly missed.

Walt Slomski
7 years ago

I will always remember Phil as a “Gentle Giant”. Phil was proud of his family and deeply cared about everybody and everything. He will truly be missed by all of his co-workers here at the MSHA Approval and Certification Center. Wehis co-workers appreciated his dedication to safety and health in the mining industry, but will remember him most for being an upstanding and respectful human being, a super good friend,and a true sportsman.

May Phil’s family accept our heartfelt sympathy and feelings of loss.

Beverly Bedway
7 years ago

I worked with Phil at MSHA. He was a great guy and was really liked by all the people who worked with him. I am so sorry for your loss.

Denise Ullom
7 years ago

Michelle and family, I just wanted I say how sorry I am for ur loss . Phil was a wonderful man and he always made me laugh every time I came to ur house. I was so fortunate to have been able to have him in my life. If u need anything don’t hesitate to ever call . 13047801682. Love u guys Denise

chris koegler
7 years ago

MY FRIEND PEGGY MICHELE AND STEPH MY HEART IS BREAKING I DIDNT KNOW ABOUT PHIL I JUST HAPPENED TO COME ON THE NEWSPAPER ONLINE AND I CAME ACROSS HIS NAME I AM SO SORRY HE WAS A HOOT I JUST LOVED TALKING TO HIM I JUST CANT BELIEVE THIS HE SURE WILL BE MISSED IF YOU NEED ANYTHING PLEASE CONTACT ME PEGGY YOU HAVE MY HEARTFELT SYMPATHY LOVE YOU ALL CHRIS

Jonathan & Kelly
7 years ago

Peggy, Michelle, and Stephanie,

In this time of great loss, remember Phil for what he was. A great husband, father, and friend to many. Although you will never replace him in your heart, know that he is always with you to guide you. When you need him, just think “What would he do?” and youll always have the right answer to guide you. God needed another angel, and He always makes the right choice. Remember to keep Him by your side, and you will always have Phil smiling down at you. We love you.

Tom Lobb
7 years ago

Phil was a great person and an asset to MSHA. He will be missed by MANY.

sandy hall
7 years ago

Phil was such a nice person. He will be missed by so many. May he rest in peace. Sandy Hall

Andy Seufer
7 years ago

RIP, Phill

sharon
7 years ago

SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS

YOU ARE ALL IN MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS

alberta rosenberger kelly
7 years ago

Sorry for your loss, he was a great guy, we all grew in the Vineyards and all was family, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Remember the good times. God bless all

Casimir and Darryl Chester
7 years ago

To Mrs. Morris, Michelle, Stephanie and the family,

Darryl and I send our condolences in this time of mourning. Please know that we are here if you need anything. Mr. Morris was a great guy. He will be missed. We love you guys. Michelle, please do not hesitate to contact us if you need anything.

Love,

Cazzie and Darryl

Fran Palicka Sobray
7 years ago

To the Morris Family, So sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed talking to Mr. Morris when we would meet at the mall.

vicki kane
7 years ago

Trust in Gods goodness and lean on his love.

Ryan and Amy Chase
7 years ago

We are so sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.