Russell Dale Morris

Published 2:51 pm Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Russell Dale Morris, 100, of Sugar Land, Texas, passed away on January 15, 2016, in Sugar Land.

Funeral services will be 2:00 PM, Saturday, January 23, 2016, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Burial will follow at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery in Orange. Visitation will precede the service starting at 12:00 PM.

Born in Bethel, Texas, on October 25, 1915, he was the son of James Allister Morris and Lottie Lee (Russell) Morris.

“Well done, good and faithful servant.” ~Matthew 25:21

Our sweet loved-one is now in Heaven. He lived his 100 years to the fullest and he was a perfect patriarch to our family: a God-fearing, hard-working, story-telling, family-loving man. His legacy includes: three sons, 11 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-granddaughter. Though our hearts are hurting because we will miss him terribly, we’re sure his loving wife welcomed him with open arms. As hard as it is to imagine our world without him in it, we can say with faith and certainty he was ready to go Home. Rest easy, Papa. We love you.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Avis Morris. After 18.5 years without her, Papa reunited with his love in heaven on January 15, 2016 around 4:00 AM. No doubt Mema greeted him with a big hug, apples, fresh cantaloupe and brownies with a pecan half on each square! We lost a saint here on earth, but God gained a saint in heaven! We will miss you dearly sweet, Papa.


Serving as pallbearers will be Jeremy Morris, Richard Morris, Chuck Morris, Perry Romere, Charlie Hunton, Ronny Jimenez, Colin Huble, Robbie Huble, and Justin Hermes.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to First United Methodist Church at 502 N 6th St, Orange, TX 77630.

The family would like to thank the staff of Brookdale Sycamores in Sugar Land, Methodist Hospital of Sugar Land, and Vitas Hospice for taking such wonderful care of dad.

“My chains are gone, I’ve been set free.” ~Amazing Grace