Raymond G. Morris
August 20, 1940 – February 8, 2016
Raymond G. Morris, age 75, of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 8, 2016.
A native Delawarean, Raymond was born in Wilmington on August 20, 1940, and was the son of the late Raymond V. and Agnes M. (Ringland) Morris. He graduated from Brown Vocational High School in 1959. As a young man, he proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Air Force. An electrician by trade, Raymond made his career with DuPont at the company’s Chambers Works site for 35 years. After retiring, he accepted a maintenance position with the Delaware State Hospital where he dedicated 17 years of service.
He enjoyed working on cars and trucks in his spare time and his garage was oftentimes filled with his latest projects. If Raymond wasn’t in his garage, he could be found tinkering in his shed or capturing the perfect family photo. He loved visiting the beach and eating out. Raymond adored animals, especially his 3 faithful feline companions. A devoted and loving father and grandfather, he was happiest in the company of his beloved family and will be remembered as the “greatest father ever” by his children.
Raymond is survived by his wife of 52 years, Ann Beverly (Windish) Morris; children, Karen Skreenock (Paul) of Clayton, DE and Raymond S. Morris (Jennifer) of New Castle, DE; brother, Paul Morris of Beauford, SC; and grandchildren, Heather Valenti and Amy and Tommy Skreenock.
A funeral service will be held at 2 pm on Friday afternoon, February 12, 2016, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a visitation will be held from 1 pm until 2 pm. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery, 6001 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Raymond’s memory may be made to Faithful Friends, 12 Germay Drive, Wilmington, DE 19804.