Dennis L. Morley

Dennis L. Morley, 71, of Hillsboro passed away Friday morning, April 12, 2019, surrounded by his family. 

Dennis was born March 12, 1948, at Baltimore, Maryland, the son of Louis K. and Dorothy M. (nee: Stephan) Morley. While a senior at Crawfordsville High School Dennis enlisted in the U.S. Army and served a year in Vietnam where he attained the rank of SPC4 and earned two bronze stars in combat. When he came home, Dennis married Miriam D. Cedar on June 21, 1970, and she preceded him in death Aug. 22, 2018. Dennis was a retired foreman with Crawfordsville Electric Light & Power. Avid outdoors people Dennis and Miriam loved to fish, trap, camp and do metal detecting with family and friends. They also held regular weekly card games.

Dennis is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Eric and Kim Morley and their children, Briana and Brayden of Crawfordsville; and his daughter and son-in-law, Lori and Rob Barr and their daughter, Rylee of Waynetown. He will also be missed by his brother and sisters, Karen Morley of Crawfordsville, Martin (Mary) Morley of Nixa, Missouri, Melody Merrill and Stephania (Dennis) Griffin also of Crawfordsville and nieces and nephews. Dennis was preceded in death by his parents; wife; sister Linda Austin; and brothers-in-laws, Gene Austin and Howard “Whitey” Merrill.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, April 19 at Shoemaker Funeral Home, 202 Bratton Road, Waynetown, with Pastors Allen Sparks and Nathan Miller officiating. Burial, with military honors, will follow in Waynetown Masonic Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral services.

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