William Eugene "Butch" Morris

January 6, 1944 - November 11, 2018
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William “Butch” Eugene Morris, devoted husband and father, passed away Thursday, November 11, 2018, due to pneumonia and cancer.  His wishes were to be cremated.

Butch was born in Jacksonville, Florida on January 6, 1944, to William J. Morris and Frances Gardella, who are now deceased.  Butch spent his life from the age of 16 until he retired in 2009 going to sea all over the world.  He sailed through the Seafarers International Union.  Butch was an avid fisherman and enjoyed watching football games and western movies.  He was an Alabama Crimson Tide fanatic.

Butch is survived by his wife, Veronica (Vonnie); two sons, Brent Walsh and wife, Lisa, and William D. Morris; sister, Billie Jean Morris; and grandchildren, Anna and Aaron Stephens.

Butch’s family will receive visitors beginning at 5:00 pm, Friday, November 16, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home.  A memorial service will begin at 6:30 pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Patrick Catholic Church, C/O Holy Family Parish, or St. Jude Children’s Hospital of Memphis, TN.

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Date: Friday, November 16, 2018

Time: 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Malloy & Son Funeral Home


3028 Broadway
Galveston, TX 77550

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Service Information

Date: Friday, November 16, 2018

Time: 6:30 pm

Malloy & Son Funeral Home


3028 Broadway
Galveston, TX 77550

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Born: January 6, 1944
Died: November 11, 2018

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Mary Campo posted on 12/24/18

I will never forget seeing Butch sitting in his garage. Just knowing he was there was comforting to me. He will be greatly missed.


Peter H. Quattrini posted on 11/16/18

Sorry for your loss Vonnie. I remember him when we were both students at Kirwin back in the 50's.


Susan Longo posted on 11/15/18

Rest In Peace, Butchman!


Yolanda Garza posted on 11/13/18

Sincere condolences go out to the family. Please find comfort and hope in the guarantee that soon death will be no more (Rev. 21: 3, 4) and the exciting promise that those we have lost will be reunited with us again (Acts 24:15 & Psalms 37:29).


Stacy Leyva posted on 11/13/18

Our family sends our prayers to Vonnie and the family. Butch was such a nice man. He had some of the coolest stories and was a huge Alabama fan. He will be missed. Rest In Peace.