COSHOCTON -- William Paul Morris, 69, of Coshocton, passed away Wednesday, April 17, 2013, after a brief illness.

Paul was born in Columbus on March 3, 1944.

He served in the US Navy for four years, was a member of Coshocton Masonic Lodge 96 where he was Past Master, 32nd Degree and Scottish Rite, he was also a member of Newcomerstown Elks Lodge and AMVETS.

Paul retired from Ameritech in Newcomerstown and was currently a coach driver for Muskingum Coach in Coshocton.

Paul is survived by his wife, Nancy L. (Shook) Morris, whom he married July 3, 1965; children, Melissa (Eugene) Schlupp, Beth Tackett and William Paul Morris II, all of Coshocton; mother, Blanche M. (Irvin) Morris of West Lafayette; grandchildren, Joshua Schlupp, Tyler Opie Tackett, Megan Schlupp, William Paul Morris III, Molly Schlupp, Tanner Fuller, Eugene Schlupp III, Jeremy Schlupp, Amber Durant, Jesse Durant, Laura Durant and Morgan Durant; a brother, Loren "Red" (Karen) Morris of Stockton, Calif.; sister, Rea Evans of Stockton, Calif.; several nieces and nephews; and his beloved boxers, Zeke and Deisel. Paul was preceded in death by his father, William Paul Morris; and two brothers, Clarence and Tommy Morris.

Friends may call at The Miller Funeral Home, 639 Main St., Coshocton, on Monday April 22, 2013, from 4 to 6 p.m. Coshocton Masonic Lodge will have Masonic services at 3:30 p.m. and Coshocton County Veterans Honor Guard will have military honors at the funeral home at 6 p.m.

Per Paul's wishes, a cremation will take place after services.

Memorial contributions may be directed to AMVETS, envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

An online memorial is located at www.themillerfuneralhome.com.