George E. Morris

died June 25, 2010 at the age of 95. He was a life-long resident of the Maple Valley area.

He was born Feb. 1, 1915 in So Willis, Wash., the only son of Margaret and Jonas Morris. He moved to Durham, Wash. and attended Selleck grade school and graduated from Enumclaw High School.

He went to work for the family coal business, Palmer Coking Coal, and worked in many of the mines from Black Diamond to Ravensdale.

He married Wilda Turner in 1940 and they made their home at Four Corners in Maple Valley.

In 1955 he started the Maple Valley division of the Pacific Coast Oil where he was a resident manager and stockholder. He retired in 1975.

He was a professional singer and sang at weddings, funerals, graduation, clubs and private parties.

He enjoyed playing golf and attending high-school football games. He and his wife spent summers at their home on Discovery Bay.

He is survived by his son Terry (Gloria) and Gregory (Cecelia) Morris of Maple Valley and four grandchildren.

A memorial is scheduled for 2-6 p.m. Saturday, July 10, at the home of Terry Morris.

Remembrances may be made to the Maple Valley or Black Diamond historical societies.