Mr. Albert Wayne Morris, 82, passed away Dec. 17, 2012, in Carolina Rehabilitation Center in Hope Mills.
Funeral services with full military rites, will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Maxton Pentecostal Holiness Church, officiated by the Rev. Mike Coble. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Wayne was born May 4, 1930, in Wood County, W.Va., a son of the late Albert E. and Leverta Mills Morris. After high school, he entered the Army Air Corps and retired after 30 years of service in the U.S. Army. He then attended Southeastern Baptist Seminary, where he graduated with a Master's in Divinity in Christian Education. While serving as a minister, he worked for the U.S. Postal Service until his retirement.
Wayne married Edith Irene Shinn, of Parkersburg, W.Va., on Dec. 23, 1950. Wayne was an active member of Maxton Pentecostal Holiness Church, and was involved in various civic activities in the Fayetteville and Maxton communities.
He was preceded in death by his three brothers, Claire Morris, Neal Morris and Arthur Stevens; and a granddaughter, Alexis Morris.
Survivors include his wife, Edith Shinn Morris; three sons, Terry Morris (Susan) of Fayetteville, N.C., Todd Morris (Renee) of Wilson, N.C., and Troy Morris (Ruth) of Winnabow, N.C.; two daughters, Marcie Williams (Bruce) of Hope Mills, N.C., and Daralee Wiggins (Randy) of Emerald Isle, N.C.; 23 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. today at Maxton Pentecostal Holiness Church in Maxton, N.C.
Memorials may be made to Maxton Pentecostal Holiness Church, 117 McLeod St., Maxton, NC 28364.
McDougald Funeral Home and Crematorium is serving the family.