Morris Williams, 89

Morris Dean Williams, 89, of Wabash, died at 6:48 p.m., Monday, July 1, 2019, at Autumn Ridge Rehabilitation Center in Wabash.

He was born Oct. 27, 1929 in Miami County, Indiana to Ralph and Vida (Ferree) Williams.

Morris was a 1948 graduate of Wabash High School and was also a U.S. Army veteran, serving in the Korean Conflict. He married Doris Ann Ward in Wabash on Aug. 20, 1954; she died Jan. 17, 2014. Morris retired from Ford Meter Box in Wabash and also worked as a car salesman for Canal Ford. He attended the First Church of Christ Scientist in Warsaw, and frequently visited Potters House Ministries and Faith Baptist Church in Wabash.

Morris had a passion for music. He loved playing the guitar, and had played since he was 9-years-old. He taught guitar, played and sang in churches and nursing homes, and in several bands in his younger years. He enjoyed attending church, and loved God and his family. 

He is survived by two children, Faith (Tom) Ogden and Mark (Robin) Williams, both of Wabash; five grandchildren, Ian (Phoebe Hearn) Ogden of Wabash, Emily (Shannon) Overlander of Lagro, Josh (Stephanie) Williams, Jeremy Williams, and Rachel (Jeremy) Landis, all of Wabash; eight great-grandchildren, Eli Ogden of Wabash, Braxton Overlander and Macie Overlander, both of Lagro, Zachary Williams, Caleb Williams, Katlyn Williams, Danika Landis, and Lakin Landis, all of Wabash.

He was also preceded in death by his parents, and his brother, Verle Williams.

Funeral services were 11 a.m. Monday, July 8, 2019, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with Bernice Pickering officiating. Burial was in Falls Cemetery, Wabash.

Preferred memorials are the Veterans Administration or the Wounded Warrior Project.

The memorial guest book for Morris may be signed at

Posted on 2019 Jul 11