Lloyd Wayne Morse, of Danville, Vt., passed away on Nov. 13, 2012 in Ocala, Fla. after an 18-year battle with congestive heart failure at the age of 71.
Lloyd was born on Feb. 4, 1941 to Roger E. and Janette L. Morse in Acushnet, Mass., moving to Danville in 1945. A lifelong member of the Danville Methodist Church, he sang in the choir and served as an organist for a number of years. He was a 50 year member and past master of Washburn Lodge #92. He was also a member of Mt. Sinai Shriners of Montpelier and the Northeast Fire Brigade. An avid sports fan, he was sports editor for The Caledonian-Record and coached Babe Ruth, Little League and Minor League baseball for over 20 years. Lloyd had a love- hate relationship with golf, achieving his first hole-in-one in December 2010 a week prior to the birth of his grandson Jaemin.
Following his retirement as a partner of Berry Tire Inc., he found a new vocation traveling the country as senior member of the Sugar Ridge Belgian Horse Hitch geriatric barn crew under the loving and patient guidance of Kirk Fenoff and his wife Mary Wright both of Danville.
He leaves his wife of 45 years, Virginia Waide Morse, their son Lee Jae Morse, M.D and his wife Ngoc Thi Phan, M.D. of San Francisco, Calif. and the light of his life, his grandson Jaemin Phan Morse.
He is also survived by his brother Alan R. Morse and wife Bonita of Underhill, Vt., nephews Loni Morse of Jericho, Vt., Frank Wunschel IV of Storrs Conn., and nieces Loren Labelle of Peabody, Mass. and Lynne Morse of Essex, Vt. He was greatly loved by all and his life will be cherished.
Lloyd's memorial service will be held in the spring of 2013 in Danville.
Contributions can be made to the Shriner's Hospital c/o Mt. Sinai Shrine #3, PO Box 742, Montpelier, VT 05601 or Danville Rescue Squad, Danville, VT 05828 in his memory.