William Stiles “Bill” Morrow, 85, of Vega, died Monday, June 23, 2014.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, June 28, 2014, at Saint Stephen United Methodist Church with Dr. Jim Smith officiating. Burial with Masonic Rites will follow at 3:00 p.m., in Miami Cemetery in Miami, Texas with Rev. Ken Cole officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Mr. Morrow was born Nov. 1, 1928, in Chapman Ranch and was raised in Maypearl by his parents, William and Allene Morrow.
He retired from the Soil Conservation Service and was a member of the Masonic Lodge and Sons of the Confederacy. He was a board member of the Auburn Cemetery Association, a member of Saint Stephen United Methodist Church, a member of The S.T.A.R.S. Honor Choir, Celebration Singers and Covenant Sunday School Class.
He is well known for getting bluebonnets to grow and flourish at his home and loved the State of Texas. He has instilled that pride in his children. He enjoyed getting to work with farmers and more and loved teaching how to nourish and care for the land that God gave us. He loved to sing, and still at the age of 85, he had a beautiful, rich baritone/bass quality. He will always be well-known for the “conversations” he brought to his Sunday School Class and the laughter that followed.
He was married to the love of his life for 49 1/2 years and loved being beside her and taking care of her. He was very proud of his son and his four daughters, and his passion was being Granddaddy to all of his grandchildren and getting to hold his great-grandchildren. He was so grateful for the conversations he had with all of his nieces and nephews and the word FAMILY was valuable to him. To have a relationship with Jesus was so important in his life. He enjoyed reading his Bible and following it with discussion.
He was preceded in death by his father, William Wallace Morrow; his mother, Maida Allene Stiles Morrow; his son, William Randolph (Randy) Morrow; and a granddaughter, Megann Grace McCormack.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth Ramsay Morrow of Vega; his children, Patricia Barber and husband, Thomas of Prairie Hill, Debbie Henry and husband, Steve of China Spring, Cynthia McCormack and husband, Michael of Vega, and Angela Stebbins and husband, Jeff of Amarillo; his grandchildren, Scott Morrow, Kyle and wife LeaAnn Morrow, Ashlee and husband, Justin Campbell, Kristin and husband, Bradley Hopper, Amanda Jeanne and husband, Eric Constancio, Amanda Marie and husband, Travis Eubanks, Michael Stebbins, Joshua McCormack, Jordan McCormack and Mallari McCormack; 8 great-grandchildren; a sister, MaryNell Williams of Rosenberg; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends that he loved.
Family will receive friends from 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., Thursday, June 26, 2014, at the funeral home in Amarillo.
The family will receive friends at the residence in Vega and viewing will be from Noon to 5:00 p.m., Friday, June 27, 2014, at the funeral home in Vega.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to The Auburn Cemetery Association in care of Janice Faries, 704 E. Main St, Itasca, TX 76055.