Carl Willis Morse, husband, father, and the best grandpa who ever lived, was born July 9, 1928 in Okfuskee County, Oklahoma to Claude Augusty Morse and Mamie Grace Lester Morse. Carl graduated from Yukon High School and joined the US Air Force in 1948. After serving two years stateside, he served on Guam during the Korean conflict, rising to the rank of Staff Sergeant before leaving the service in 1952.
In 1954, he married Lucile McCarty, kicking off more than six decades of service, family, and fellowship. During their marriage, they raised a daughter, Carla, and a son, Mack, and then became doting and loving grandparents and great-grandparents.
After becoming a Christian, Carl served as a deacon and teacher in Baptist churches wherever he and Lucile lived. Together, Carl and Lucile led a life of service to their church family, to their community, to friends, and to their own family: providing meals, support, mentorship, and compassion to all in need.
After he and Lucile married, he attended Cameron University and graduated from East Central University with bachelor and master degrees. After completing some post graduate work at Oklahoma State, he taught in Arkansas City, Kansas and Olney, Oklahoma. Carl then served as an elementary principal in Holdenville Schools the rest of his education career and retired to continue his lifelong interest in ranching and farming and running his own commercial peach orchard. After retiring from the farm, he and his beloved wife moved to the Lake Eufaula area and later to Houston, Texas.
He is survived by his daughter Carla and her husband Dawson Anderson; his son Mack and his wife Mary; four grandchildren, Jarrod Morse and his wife Sarah, Katelyn and her husband Nick Furman, Amanda and her husband Chris Jordan, and Sam Morse; greatgrandsons Tyler and Dylan Jordan, and Jack and Will Furman; greatgranddaughter Emory Jordan; sister Leota Morse; and brother Otto and his wife, Roberta Morse.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Lucile McCarty Morse; his father and mother Claude and Grace Morse; his brothers Vernon and Virgil Morse; and his great- granddaughter, Natalie Furman.
Visitation will be Friday, October 20th, from 6:008:00 pm at Hunn Black & Merritt Funeral Home in Eufaula, Oklahoma. Graveside services will be Saturday, October 21st, at 11:00 am at Vernon Cemetery in Coweta, Oklahoma.
In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to the library at University Baptist Church at 16106 Middle Brook Drive, Houston, Texas 77058