Carterville- Steve Franklin Morse, age 74, of Carterville, passed away at 11:00am on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at Herrin Hospital.
Steve was born in Herrin on January 7, 1946, the son of Lee Roy and Stella Mae (Minor) Morse. He married Sharon Kay Moss in May of 1966. She preceded him in death on February 13, 2018.
Daughter Stephanie Melinda Morse of Carterville
Daughter- Melissa Lee Ann and Michael Lambert and son Sidney of Carterville
Son- Daryl Bradley and Megan Morse of Carterville
Three Grandchildren- Bryar and Gabrielle Morse of Herrin
Eli Morse of Carterville
Aiden Morse of Carterville
Sister- Teresa and Bert Jones of Herrin
Brother- Jerry and Sherry Morse of Herrin
Brother- Larry and Brenda Morse of Murphysboro
Brother- Robert Morse and fiancé Melody Beers of Cambria
Nephew- Mark Moss of Herrin
Niece- Amelia Kolkmeyer of Colorado
Cousins- Carol O’Daniel of Jonesboro
Carlos Morse of Marion
Great Niece and Great Nephew- Madison and Michael Moss
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, two brothers- Lynn and Kenneth Morse, and brother-in-law- Bruce Moss.
Graveside funeral services will be held at 10am on Friday, October 9, 2020 at Blairsville Cemetery with Rev. Matt Brown officiating. Family and friends may gather directly at the cemetery. For those who wish to go in procession from the funeral home, for a final pass by Steve’s home, please meet at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin by 9am on Friday. The procession will leave the funeral home at 9:15am.
For those who wish to make a memorial donation, please pay it forward with a good deed or do something special for your children or grandchildren.