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Morris Earl Leach

February 16, 1943 ~ February 1, 2021 (age 77)

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Morris Leach, 77. Our beloved Husband, Father, Brother, Uncle, Pappy, and Yogi went home to be with Jesus on February 1, 2021 after a brief illness.

He is preceded in death by his Father: Floyd Leach, Mother: Nell Leach, and Wife: Margie Leach.

He is survived by his Wife: Tana Leach, Daughter: Marcy Dyer and Husband Dennis and his son Eric; his Sister: Karen Bechard and Husband Paul; Sister: Janice Herrera and Husband Carlos. Sister-in-law: Sue Graves and husband Don. He is survived by his Niece: Heather Escobedo and Husband Alex and her daughters Kristen and Devon; Niece: Aimee Dumas and Husband Micheal and their son Joey; Nephew: Tim McNurlen and his wife Celeste and their children Stephanie and Barrett: Niece Melanie Orona and husband, Javier: Niece, Kerry Herrera and her daughter Destiny.

He is also survived by the bonus family he gained when he married Tana. He loved his bonus family dearly. His bonus daughter: Wende Ramos and Husband Martin; Bonus Son: Bert Frost and wife Debbie; Bonus Grandchildren: Benjamin Ramos and wife Alexis, Dean Ramos; Rachel Ramos; Ashley Hampton and husband Micheal; Meaghin Villalobos and husband Joe. Bonus Great-grandchildren: Garland and William Ramos and Dillion and Samantha Hampton.

Morris loved the Lord with all of his heart and he wanted his family to know and understand how much Jesus loves us. He talked to us about his faith, but more than that, he lived it.

He was born in Colorado City, TX. His mother raised him in her parent's home for the first three years of his life because his father was in India during WWII. Morris loved to tell stories about his Pappy playing the fiddle and having a great sense of humor. 

Morris must've inherited that sense of humor from Pappy, because Morris was always quick with a joke or teasing and he loved to laugh. 

We all laughed at the stories he told about growing up in Roscoe, TX with his sisters. He loved teasing the girls, but most of all he loved them.  His childhood and teen years were filled with stories of love, laughter, and family.

He worked for the state of Texas for many years. He started at the Texas Department of Agriculture and retired from TXDOT. He was proud of his years with the state and made some dear friends along the way.

Morris was always quick with a smile or a kind word, and he showed us selfless love when his first wife, Margie, became ill. He spent endless days taking care of her and always did it with gentleness and love. He never complained. He loved her unconditionally, just as he's loved the rest of us.

We will miss him greatly, but have peace in knowing he went home to Jesus and heard, "Well done, my good and faithful servant."

There will be no public viewing and the services will be family only at graveside at Sunset Memorial.

Memorial donations may be made to Oak Street Baptist Church Colorado City, Texas, or a charity of your choosing.

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Sunset Funeral Home Chapel
6801 East Business 20
Odessa, TX 79762

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