Grover  Morphis
Grover Morphis, 93, of Watson, formerly of Bible Grove and McLeansboro, IL, passed away Monday, November 25, 2019 at his daughter's home surrounded by his loving family.
Funeral services will be held at 12:00 noon Friday, November 29, 2019 at Watson United Methodist Church in Watson. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service Friday at the church. Visitation will also be held from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Saturday, November 30, 2019, at Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro, IL. Burial with military rites will be 2 p.m. Saturday in Odd Fellows Cemetery in McLeansboro, IL. Arrangements are in the care of Johnson Funeral Home in Effingham and Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro.
Memorials may be made to Watson United Methodist Church, Watson, IL, or donor's choice. Online condolences may be shared at
Grover was born on November 23, 1926 in Bearden, OK, the son of George W. and Lola M.
(Johnston) Morphis. He married Thelma A. Ray on September 4, 1948, and she preceded him in death on April 28, 2000.
Grover served his country in the United States Army from 1945-1947. He was a life-long oil field worker and construction worker. Grover enjoyed fishing, woodworking, gardening, and reading and watching old westerns. He was a gentle human being who loved his family.
Grover is survived by his daughters, Linda Gordon of Shelbyville and Donna (Jerry) Roberts of Watson; grandchildren, Crystal (Mike) Foreman, Christopher Backs, Jeremiah (Shannon) Roberts, and Jesse (Jeremy) Patnaude; great-grandchildren, Greyson Foreman, Rowyn Foreman, Kennedy Backs, Kameron Roberts, Hadley Roberts, Brooklyn Roberts, Brady Patnaude, and Miles Patnaude; 3 step-grandchildren; 7 step-great-grandchildren; and brothers, Owen (Bonnie) Morphis and Hugh Morphis.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Thelma; infant son, Billie Glen Morphis, son-in-law, Jeff Gordon; sisters, Kathleen, Geneva, and Virginia; and special friend, Lois Smith.
Published on November 26, 2019


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Davita Head
Nov 26, 2019
Grover was a wonderful and loving uncle. I have many great memories of him. He will be missed. My deepest condolences to his daughters and their families.