Joel Robert Morlock, Jr., 63, of Meadowbrook, passed away at 3am, Monday, February 1, 2021 at his residence. He was born in Chicago, IL, December 10, 1957, a son of Elizabeth Bess Morlock and the late Joel Robert Morlock.
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He is also survived by three children, Michael Morlock and his wife Beverly, West Union, Matthew Nicholson and his wife Melinda, Adamsville, Mary Sprout and her husband Wesley, Clarksburg; his grandchildren, Darion, Lexi, Niklaus, Alyssa, and Wesley, Jr; his siblings, Rebecca Morlock, James Morlock, and Anita Eagleson; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his father, Joel was preceded in death by one sister, Waunona Messenger and a nephew, Jerraco Morlock.
Joel was formerly employed at the Spelter Zinc Plant, as a CNA in nursing homes, a police officer for the cities of Shinnston and Anmoore and a security guard. He enjoyed camping, fishing, music, and gaming. He also loved tattoos.
The family will receive friends at the Perine Funeral Home, 1348 S. Pike St., Shinnston, from 11am until the time of the service at 1pm, Friday, February 5, with Pastor Rita Robinson officiating. Interment will be in the Shinnston Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family at the funeral home to help with final expenses. Condolences may be extended to the family at www.perinefunerals.com. The Perine Funeral Home is honored to serve the Morlock family.