David B. Morse, 86, of Granite City, passed away at 3:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 12, 2015, at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis.
He was born Jan. 7, 1929, in Carson Lake, Ark., a son of the late Barney E. and Lois (Fleming) Morse. He married Mary F. (McAfee) Morse on May 22, 1948, in Corinth, Miss., and she survives. David retired as a crane man on April 1, 1990, from Granite City Steel after 37 years of dedicated service. He was a hard worker throughout his life and was a beloved husband, loving father and grandfather and will forever be remembered. He enjoyed woodworking and was always taking care of his family.
In addition to his beloved wife of 67 years, he is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, David “Steve” and Shirley Morse of Cabot, Ark.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Diane and John Greene of Granite City and Rebecca and Brian Sarginson of Granite City; six grandchildren, Stephanie Morse, Heather Jeffers, David “Chris” Morse, Anthony Broyles, Amanda Broyles and Nicholas Broyles; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great- grandchild; other extended family and friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandson, Anthony “Todd” Burkey and five siblings.
In celebration of his life, visitation will be 11 a.m. until time of funeral service at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015, at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City, with the Rev. Clint Wisdom officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon. Memorials may be made to the family and may be accepted at the funeral home; www.irwinchapel.com.