Marion L. Morr, age 96, of Delta, OH, passed away Sunday, August 28, 2016 at Swanton Valley Center where he was a resident. He was born in Delta on March 9, 1920 to the late Howard and Helen (Montgomery) Morr. He was a 1938 graduate of Delta High School. On June 28, 1941 he married his high school sweetheart, Gladys Murray and they shared fifty-nine years together before she preceded him in death in 2000.
Marion went to work for Markey Bronze after graduating from high school and then moved to Surface Combustion in Toledo. He was drafted into the United States Army and served from 1943-1946. During that time he was a radio operator in field artillery, was involved in the invasion of Southern France, the liberation of the Dachau concentration camps and served three theaters of operation in Europe. After being discharged he went back to Surface Combustion and worked there a total of forty-two years.
Marion was a member of the Delta American Legion where he was a three time commander, chaplain, financial officer and vice commander. He was also a member of the Stacatto drill team and during his involvement they were national champions. Marion was a thirty-second degree Mason and a member of the Masonic Lodge #248 and served as Master. He was an active member of the Delta United Methodist Church. Marion enjoyed playing golf, fishing and spending time with family and friends.
Marion was preceded in death by his parents, wife, one grandchild Kathryn Morr and six siblings, Robert, Gerald, Ralph, Marvin, Carl, and Regina Morr. He is survived by two sons, Donald (Sharon) Morr of Delta and James (Robin) Morr of Monroe, MI; two grandchildren, Anthony (LaDeana) Morr and Craig (Jennifer) Morr; one step-grandchild, Patrick McCarthy; eight great-grandchildren, Jessica, Jaclyn, Jonathon, Gabriel, Natalie, Audrey, Elijah and Ezekiel.
Friends will be received on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 from 4:00-8:00 P.M. with a Legion Service starting at 7:30 P.M. immediately followed by a Masonic Service at Barnes Funeral Chapel, 5825 State Route 109 in Delta. Services will be held Thursday, September 1, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. at Delta United Methodist Church, 101 Northwood Drive, Delta, OH 43515 with visitation an hour prior to the service. Interment will take place at Greenlawn Cemetery following the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Delta United Methodist Church, the Delta American Legion or to Compassus Hospice, 3521 Briarfield Blvd. Suite A-1, Maumee, OH 43537. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our website www.barnesfuneralchapel.com
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