Howard Percy Morse, 94, Vidor
Born to T.N. & Emily Jane (Waldrep) Morse on November 25, 1923 in Saratoga, Texas, died Sunday, January 22nd, 2017 at his Vidor residence. He was a retired grocer having began his career in Bridge City in 1954. In 1956, he had the opportunity to open Howard’s Big Star/Big Red Pantry and remained in the grocery and convenience store business for over 45 years. He was active in the Orange Lion’s Club, Orange Jaycees and was an active member of the Bridge City Masonic Lodge No. 1345 as well as the El Mina Shrine of Galveston. He also served on the Bridge City Bank Board of Directors. Howard served his country in the US Army during WWII.
He is preceded in death by his first wife Evelyn (East) Morse; son, Kirby Lee Morse; grandson Gary (Skipper) Morse and well as his mother, father and siblings. Those left to cherish his memory are wife Wanda (Joy) Morse; children, numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren as well as numerous nephews and nieces and other family and friends who will cherish his legacy. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am Thursday, January 26, 2017 at First Baptist Church in Vidor, with burial to follow at Restlawn memorial Park in Vidor. Visitation will begin at 6:00 pm Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor.

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