Ronald Curtis Morse, 60, of Carlinville, died on Sunday morning, Oct. 3, 2021, at his residence in Carlinville.
Visitation will be held on Friday, Oct. 8, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Davis-Anderson Funeral Home in Carlinville. Burial will be held at a later date in Mayfield Memorial Park Cemetery, Carlinville. Burial will be held at a later date in Mayfield Memorial Park Cemetery in Carlinville. Davis-Anderson Funeral Home in Carlinville is assisting the family with arrangements.
Mr. Morse was born on March 10, 1961, to James and Bonnie (Rosentreter) Morse in Carlinville. He graduated from Carlinville High School with the class of 1979 and then joined the Air Force. During his active duty, Mr. Morse was stationed abroad in Reykjavik, Iceland and then in Oklahoma City. After his discharge, he returned to the St. Louis area where he reconnected with his high school classmate and future wife, Margye Peters. After a few months of dates, she thought it was time they figured out if they were in a relationship and he popped the question. They were married on May 14, 1988, at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Carlinville.
The couple soon moved to their long time home of Carlinville where he started a career of 26 years at Graham Correctional Center as a prison guard. They raised two children, Kelsey and Will. While Mr. Morse had only two biological children, there was never a shortage of nieces, nephews and friends of his children who looked on him as a second father. There was nothing that meant more to him than his family. Mr. Morse was an amazing cook, a competitive Parcheesi player and a lover of music. He was smart and sardonic and never failed to share his perspective and a joke. He is deeply loved by his family and will be sorely missed.
Mr. Morse is survived by his mother, Bonnie Morse-Fuller of Carlinville; wife of 33 years; daughter, Kelsey (Stephen) Porter of St. Louis, MO; son, William Garrett Morse of Carlinville; two brothers, Scott (Ada) Morse of Muskogee, OK, and George Morse of Carlinville; two sisters, Mary Ellen (Michael) Caudle of Carlinville and Cora Mae (Ronald) Remer of Muskogee, OK; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Memorials are suggested to the Carlinville Public School Foundation. Condolences may be left online at www.davisandersonfuneralhome.com.