NILES, OH – William Walton Morris, 82, passed away Sunday, April 28, 2013, at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.
He was born March 24, 1931, in Augusta, Ga., a son of the late Lamar and Frances Hickman Morris.
He married Gisela Burgdorf on Feb. 25, 1956.
He received his Bachelor’s Degree from the College of Charleston, his Masters Degree from Duke University and his Doctorate from John Hopkins University.
He was a cost analyst with Thomas Steel and was a Professor at several universities, including Franklin and Marshall University, the College of Charleston, the University of North Carolina and Florida State University.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during the Korean War.
Walton was a member of St. Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church and S.P.E.B.S.Q.S.A. (Barbershop Quartet Singing)
Memories of Walton will be carried on by his three sons, James Morris of Niles, Ohio, Thomas (Roxane) Morris of Howland, Ohio and David (Angela) Morris of Youngstown, OH; his daughter, Katherine (Kent) Hall of Charleston, S.C.; brother, Ernest (Ellen) Morris of Winston Salem, N.C.; and six grandchildren, Gregory and Jeffrey Hall, Robert, Jonnah, David Jr. and Spencer Morris.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Gisela Burgdorf Morris; and two grandchildren, Grace Morris and Douglas Hall.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 3, 2013, at St. Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church, where the Rev. Dee Emmert will officiate.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. on May 2, 2013, at Carl W. Hall Funeral Home.
Walton will be laid to rest at Pineview Memorial Park in Warren, Ohio. (Trumbull County)
The family requests that material contributions be made to St. Mark Lutheran Church, 571 Parkman Road SW, Warren, OH 44485, in his memory.