Kenneth P. Morris

Kenneth P. Morris, born April 19, 1941, in Charleston, West Virginia, died July 1, 2013 at home on Dauphin Island, Alabama, surrounded by his family.

He is survived by his wife, Beverly; son, Alan (Rae Ellen Douglas) of Bexley, Ohio; daughters, Margie of Honolulu, Hawaii, and Kathy of New York City, N.Y.; and three grandchildren, Preston, Tommy and Annabelle.

Kenneth “Butch” grew up in Oak Hill, W.Va., graduated from Collins High School in 1959, where he was an all star five sport athlete. He graduated from West Virginia University in 1968 with a bachelor of science in civil engineering, where he was a member of Phi Kappa Psi. He served in the U.S. Army from January 1961 to January 1964 and was stationed in Germany as part of the 16th Infantry.

He married Beverly Ann Barth of Marietta on Oct. 21, 1967. They relocated to Delaware, Ohio, where they lived and raised their family for 18 years. Butch worked for Ashland Chemical (Degussa Corporation) as a project engineer. He traveled extensively for work throughout Asia and Europe and relocated with his family for two years to Seoul, Republic of Korea. In 1993, he was transfered to the Mobile, Ala., area with Degussa Corporation, where he worked at their Theodore, Ala., plant until he retired in 2006, residing on Dauphin Island.

Kenneth was active in the Elks Club, American Legion, Dauphin Island Water and Sewer Board, and Dauphin Island Veteran’s Association (DIVA). He was an avid golfer, known as “Mr. Fix-it,” lover of dogs, cookouts and West Virginia University football.

Private services for family and friends will be held on Dauphin Island, in Oak Hill, W.Va., and in Marietta. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to DIVA at P.O. Box 1058, Dauphin Island, Ala., 36528; or Oak Hill/Collins High School Alumni Association at P.O. Box 462, Oak Hill, W.Va., 25901.