Wayne Morris

June 23, 1939 - June 13, 2020

Wayne Morris, 80, of Nederland, died Saturday, June 13, 2020 peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born June 23, 1939, in Leesville, Louisiana, to Florence Sepeda Morris and Sidney D. Morris, Sr.

Wayne was a United States Army veteran. He worked at the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles for over twelve years and at the Jefferson County Tax Office for seventeen years as the Auto Department Supervisor.

Wayne loved his family and took joy in their presence. He adored his grandchildren and took great pride in their interests and accomplishments. He was at the head of the dinner table every Sunday with his wife, children, and grandchildren enjoying wonderful food and family time. He enjoyed sports of all kind and played fast pitch softball for forty years. He also enjoyed nature, traveling, and visiting with family on his back porch and at the lake.

Wayne had a magnetic personality and he was impossible not to like. He enjoyed teasing and joking and had an infectious smile and laughter.

Left behind to cherish his memory is his loving bride of fifty-seven years, Joan Graham Morris; children, Joanie Morris Griffiths and husband, Dennis, of Nederland; Jane Morris Hollier and husband, Carl, of Nederland; and Don Morris, of Humble; grandchildren, Katie DeLord Porter and husband, Justin; Emily Griffiths Rodriquez and husband, Brandon; Lauren Ross and fiancé, Harrison Wier; Allison Griffiths; Logan Morris; Hunter Hollier; Luke Morris; and Erin Hollier; brother, Sydney Morris; sister, Lucy Allen; and numerous extended family members.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Florence and Sidney Morris; brothers, A.C. Morris; Harry Morris; Glen Dale Morris; and John Morris; and sister, Dottie Morris Savell.

A gathering of Mr. Morris’ family and friends will be 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., with a Rosary recited at 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 17, 2020, at Broussard’s, Nederland. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, June 18, 2020, at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 211 Hardy Avenue, Nederland, with his interment to follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park, Groves. Please observe social distancing guidelines.

Memorial contributions may be made to Knight of Columbus, Father William Brooks Council #5145, 315 Hardy Avenue, Nederland, Texas 77627.

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Mass of Christian Burial

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Barbara Riley

Joan, I am so sorry to see this. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Yolanda Mathews

So sorry for your loss. He was indeed Incredibly special to me . My prayers are with his family.

Wayne Taylor

R.I.P. Old Friend. We fought many a battles on the Fast-Pitch Softball Field. Luckily we won a lot of them.

Roger Ross

Wayne was a very good man, who absolutely adored his family. He spent most of his working years serving the citizens of Jefferson County. He will be missed and my deepest condolences to his family.

Tonya LeJune Baumann

I have great childhood memories with the Morris family. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

JD & Debbie Matt

We are sorry to hear about Wayne. Our prayers are with all the family during this time. Love❤

C Keith Hawkes

Rest In Peace, my friend. Prayers to your family.

Tommy Gard

I am deeply saddened by this. Wayne was one of the finest men I ever met, I always enjoyed our conversation and his infectious smile. It was a pleasure to work with him in the Tax Office. He was the epitome of a true public servant. I was fortunate to have known him. My thoughts and prayers are with Joan, Joanie and the rest of the family.

Robert & Jean McCorvy

Our thoughts and prayers are with you daily.

Tina Montfort

I am so sorry for your loss. I did not know Wayne passed away. I saw that he did only today. He was a lovely person.