Funeral services for Mr. Obie Daniel "Danny" Morriss, 55, of Ringling, is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, December 15, 2012, at the Community Fellowship Assembly of God Church of Ringling with the Rev. Chad Barron officiating. Interment will follow at Ringling Memorial Cemetery of Ringling. Services are under the direction of Alexander Funeral Home of Ringling.
Danny was born February 1, 1957, at Childress, Texas, to the late Mr. Clarence Edward Morriss and Mrs. LuEllen Goldie (Kennedy) Morriss. He departed this life Thursday, December 13, 2012, at his home in Ringling.
Danny was raised as one of 12 children mainly residing in Yucca Valley, Calif., not moving to Ringling until 1974. He served honorably in the Army National Guard for two years. Initially, he worked in the oilfield before becoming employed for Joe Roberts Welding of Ringling.
There he was employed for several years. Lastly, he was employed for Roy Neils, Lone Grove Discount Hardware as a store clerk. He and the former Mrs. Deanna May Lawrence were united in marriage on April 25, 1997, at Gainesville, Texas. They shared many wonderful times together. Danny loved working and also enjoyed collecting Elvis Memorabilia and Eight Track Tapes. He was a member of the Community Fellowship Assembly of God Church of Ringling.
Preceding him in death was his parents, Mr. Clarence Edward Morriss and Mrs. LuEllen Goldie (Kennedy) Morriss.
Survivors include wife, Deanna of the home; children, Nancy Clark and husband, Eric, Donna Ragsdale and husband, Melvin, Danny Morriss Jr., Shannon Smith, Bobby Roundtree, Tara Smith and Laura Stoker and husband, Joe; siblings, Caroline Ellis, Georgia Hurst and husband, Butch, Sonny Morriss and wife, Joyce, Fred Morriss and wife, Rhea, Larry Morriss, Nancy Jackson, Sue Bailey and husband, David, J.R. Morriss and wife, Carolyn, Frances Thompson and husband, Larry, George Morriss, and Cindy Orr; 15 grandchildren; numerous other family; adopted family such as Becky her son Sawyer, and Ron Wilcox, and church family and friends.
Pallbearers are Bobby Roundtree, Danny Morriss Jr., J.R. Morriss, Sonny Morriss, Larry Morriss, Melvin Ragsdale Sr., Melvin Morriss and Ron Wilcox.
Family visitation will be from 6-8 this evening at the funeral home in Ringling.
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