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Thursday, April 2, 2015

Laurence E. “Bud” Morris, Sr., 84, Wellsville, NY

Laurence E. “Bud” Morris, Sr.
Laurence E. “Bud” Morris, Sr., 84, passed away Wednesday (April 1, 2015) at home.

Mr. Morris was born on Feb. 4, 1931 in Wellsville to Clyde W. and Hazel (Battles) Morris.
Korean War Veteran

He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. On June 26, 1954, in Hornell, he married Dolores Osmin, who predeceased him on Oct. 13, 2004.

Bud worked as the timekeeper at Dresser-Rand in Wellsville for 42 years, until his retirement in 1992.

Bud is survived by three daughters, Connie Shuttleworth of Corning and Bonnie (Charlie) Baldwin and Roxanne Baldwin, both of Wellsville; one son, Larry Morris of Wellsville; 9 grandchildren, Tammy, Patti, Chub, Angela, Sue, John, Bobby, Josh and Jaimee; 14 great grandchildren, Kassie, with whom he shared a special relationship and his home until recently, Krielle, Kirstie, Dusty, Sarah, Ashley, Skylee, Cheyenne, Rose, Sonia, Trenton, Cheyenne, Blake and Shelby; three great great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to his wife of 50 years, he was predeceased by a son, Duane Morris; a daughter, Ramona Robbins; two brothers, Merle Morris and Harley Morris; and one sister, Shirley DaHill.

Bud was a hard working family man who loved to hang out with his family at home unless he was visiting them at the holidays which often centered around food. He was a frequent regular at the Modern Diner. He was a long time member and Deacon of Christian Temple in Wellsville, where he enjoyed spending time with his church family. Bud was also a life member of the Wellsville American Legion Post 702 and the Wellsville VFW Post 2530. Additionally, he was a member of the Wellsville Loyal Order of Moose and the Wellsville 40 & 8.

Friends are invited to visit on Saturday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at Baker-Swan Funeral Home, 3256 Riverside Drive in Wellsville. The funeral service will be held on Monday at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Ralph Wagner, former interim pastor of the Christian Temple-First Congregational Church of Wellsville, officiating. Burial with full military honors will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery in Wellsville.

Memorial contributions in Bud’s name may be made to Christian Temple-First Congregational Church of Wellsville, 289 N. Main St., Wellsville, NY 14895.

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