In loving memory of Clyde William Morris
Clyde Morris was born on April 7, 1925 and went peacefully to be with the Lord on January 3, 2018. He was 92 years old.
Clyde is survived by his wife of 68 years, Johnnie Lavonia Morris, his son; Rick and wife Susan Morris, granddaughter; Misti Badgett and husband George, great-granddaughter; Callie, and a host of nieces and nephews.
Clyde was preceded in death by his parents; Park and Minnie Morris, four sisters; Lucille Sanders and husband Jimmy, Maedean Broussard and husband Lee, Ruth Dyess and husband Ralph "Jack", and an infant sister Louise, brother; Claude and wife Edna, nieces; Kimberly Earls and Iris Sanders Hayman, and nephew; Glenn Morris.
Clyde joined the U.S. Navy Seabees during the second World War. He fought in the Pacific Theater and saw the raising of the American Flag on Iwo Jima.
Clyde and Lavonia opened Morris Memorials in 1948 and headed the company until 1987 when they handed the business over to their son and daughter-in-law. They continued to work until 2008, doing monument lettering services.
Clyde attended First Assembly of God Church for over fifty years under pastor Joe Barnes.
Rick would like to express his gratitude for a dad that has always been his hero. He is grateful to be the son of the most honest and hard working man that has ever lived.
We would like to thank Thee Hospice for all their wonderful care and support. Our thanks to Dr. Orms, Elva Graham, Jamie Wolfe Kinser, Linda Rutledge, Carolyn Morris, Tina Gougler, and all the others involved in their organization.
Visitation will be held at Waller-Thornton Funeral Home Chapel from 1:00 until 2:00 PM on Saturday, January 6, 2018. Internet will follow at Whitehouse Cemetery in Whitehouse, Texas at a later time.
Published on January 4, 2018