Scott Arlen Morris, Sr was born July 4th, 1931 in Marvin, Tx to Otha Revis Morris and Minnie (Childers) Morris. His momma, Edith Morris, raised him. He passed away October 10, 2017.
Scott was the oldest of 6 children. He was born in Lamar County, Tx and graduated from West Lamar High School in 1949. He went to the Air Force a short time later. He moved all over during service including Ft. Worth, New Mexico, Hawaii, Morocco, and later settled in Midland, Texas. Scott Morris was a Korean and Vietnam War veteran and retired in 1970. Having served his country for 20 years as an air police Master Sergeant. He later had a janitorial business as well as a mowing service. However, his greatest job was raising his three sons.
Scotty married the love of his life, Patsy Adams on February 25, 1984 in Andrews, Tx. They had 33 years of fun and happiness. Scott is survived by his wife, Pat Morris, son Scott Morris, Jr. and wife Shirley of San Angelo, grandchildren, Scott Morris III and wife Lupita of Alpine, Tricia Turnbow and husband Todd of Lubbock, Leslie Redden of Austin, Shannon Templin and husband Rocky of San Angelo, Chelsea Smith and husband Justin of San Angelo, 10 great grandchildren, Brothers James Morris, Bruce Morris and wife Phyllis, sisters Lorene Ramsey, Bernice Newman and husband Darrell, and special nieces Karen, Randy, Leann & Lois Ann. Also, a very special Aunt Marie Morrow, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Scotty never met a stranger! He was the first person to come help when a friend needed it. He always had time to sit and drink coffee and talk your ear off. He was the best Husband, Father, Papa, Brother, Uncle and friend to everyone. Scott always had a smile on his face. He never missed many of the grandkids sporting events, horse shows, or school functions. His greatest adventure was going on the Permian Basin Honor Flight in September of 2015. He truly enjoyed getting to see our nations capitol and being a part of the memorials in honor of American soldiers. This was a trip he would never forget.
He is preceded in death by his parents, sister, Margie Ann Glover, and son, Richard Morris.
Honorary pallbearers will be Joe Sanders, Garry Kinard, Paul Thompson, Richard Walton, Charlie Garrett, Paul Chenot, Scotty Morris III, Rocky Templin, and Justin Smith.
Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 Thursday, October 12, 2017 at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be at 10:00 am, Friday, October 13, 2017 at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home with Dr. John Gerlach officiating.
The family would like to thank everyone at Health South, Midland Memorial Hospital, and Hospice of Midland. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Permian Basin Honor Flight at P.O. Box 52890, Midland, TX, 79710 in memory of Scott Morris Sr.
Arrangements are entrusted to Sunset Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home. To send family condolences or share a memory please sign his guestbook at www.sunsetodessa.com.
Aunt Pat so sorry for your loss. Uncle Arlen will be missed by so many. He loved people and if he was in the room there was going to be laughter. And most likely some coffee. My daughter still refers to him as the tall one with jeans and boots. Love and hugs!
Belinda BushGranbury, TX
Pat I am so sorry for your loss. Scotty was such an upbeat guy! He will truly be missed
Karen BarnesMidland, TX
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Rocky and Pam TemplinSan Angelo, TX
Scott was always my favorite uncle. He told the most wonderful stories and jokes any kid woild want to hear. I haven't been able to see hom in almost 30 years but his voice and smile still live in my memory. God bless you , sir .
Kelly CokerMesquite, TX
I met Scotty many years ago when I started working at the County Clerk's Office. He never knew a stranger and always made it a point to at least say hello and ask how I was. Many years went by without any contact then he started mowing for the County. Even when he was mowing, he always waved and had a smile on his face. You will be missed Scotty. Pat, please know that you and the family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Will be praying for all of you.
Deb EvansMidland, TX
Dear friend I will miss you so much, you never failed to check on me every week to see if I needed anything. I have known you the past 30 years and will never forget you my friend. You were like a guardian angel to me.
Loved you and will miss you greatly.
Lyndia BentonMidland, TX
"But those who trust in the Lord will find strength. They will soar on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not grow faint."
We love you,
Sonny & Janel
Sonny & Janel MonaghanBronte, TX
Corde and family, you have all been in my thoughts and prayers. Though I may have not known Mr. Morris, it is obvious that he was a wonderful man who has left an amazing legacy. He is rejoicing with Jesus today! What a wonderful reunion we shall all have one day. Much love!
Charys BallemBrady, TX
The best friend anyone could have, so we were so blessed to have Scotty as our friend. Miss you dear heart. Ms Pat, we love you.
Shirley & Mike LauderdaleMidland, TX