William Ray Morris

  • Born: September 28, 1978
  • Died: May 11, 2018
  • Location: Elwood, Indiana

Hartley Funeral Home

209 West Jackson Street
Cicero, IN 46034

Tel. (317) 984-3614

Tribute & Message From The Family

William Ray Morris, age 39, of Elwood, IN died May 11, 2018 due to an auto accident near Arcadia, IN.

He was born September 28, 1978 at Houston, Texas to Robert and Kelley (Dixon) Buffington.

He was a graduate of Humble High School at Humble, TX with the Class of 1998. He then joined the U.S. Army and served his country honorably for eight years, including two tours of duty in Iraq. He then worked as a corrections officer for Eastham Penitentiary at Lovelady, TX. After relocating to Indiana he worked for a time at Terry Lee Honda and was currently employed at Hare Chevrolet.

He married Jennifer Lynn (Fennell) Morris who survives him. She describes her husband as a Godly man, and loving husband and father who was all about his family. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and just being outdoors taking in the wonders of nature.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his parents Robert and Kelley Buffington of Humble, Texas, sons: Ethan Miessen of Elwood, IN, Andrew Miessen of Elwood, IN, a daughter: Hannah O'Hara of Terre Haute, IN, father-in-law: Danny Fennell and his wife Linda of Scottsburg, IN, and mother-in-law: Bonnie O'Hara and her husband Peter of Cicero, IN.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 4:00 P.M. at Life Church, 800 22nd Street, Elwood, IN 46036 with Pastor Scott Baylock officiating. A time of visitation will be held after the services. Arrangements are entrusted to Hartley Funeral Homes, P.O. Box 407, Cicero, IN 46034 where you may send memorial contributions to assist the family. Condolences may be sent via email at http://www.hartleyfuneralhomes.com.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Though I haven't seen Will in a very long time, I am truly heartbroken upon hearing about this. My deepest and sincere condolences to his family in Indiana and here in Texas.
I know he will be missed.

Posted by janet warren - Livingston, TX - Family Friend   June 01, 2018

To Jennifer Morris, my deepest condolences to you and your family l am very sorry for you sudden loss there no words that can be said other then my heart aches for you and all your family. God bless you l will keep you in my prayers . again so sorry for your loss. Kimberly Roberts

Posted by Kimberly Roberts - Indianapolis, IN - Coworker   May 20, 2018

William (Bill) as we called him here at Andy Mohr was an amazing person. We all enjoyed the short time we got to work with him. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife, children and family. God bless.
The Andy Mohr service team.

Posted by angela jones - fishers, IN - coworker   May 19, 2018


I know from experience this afternoon will be difficult, so I wanted to leave a simple note to let Jennifer and Danny know they, along with the entire family, continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Jeff Tabor - Family Friend   May 17, 2018