In Memory **

Royce Morris

Royce Morris

Funeral services for Royce Lynn Morris, 64, of Bonham, Texas will be at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at Cooper-Sorrells Funeral Home in Bonham, Texas. Bro. Charles Morris will officiate; interment will follow at Pilot Grove Cemetery near Whitewright, Texas. Mr. Morris passed away on Saturday, January 30, 2016 at Texoma Medical Center in Denison, Texas.

Royce Lynn Morris was born on August 6, 1951 in Sherman, Texas to Charles Winfred and Ruby Christine (Watson) Morris. He married Debbie (Rivers) Morris on September 2, 2000 in Bonham, Texas. Royce was a retired inventory control manager from Fisher Control in McKinney, Texas. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather; an avid bass fisherman, and he never met a stranger.

Royce Lynn Morris is survived by wife, Debbie Morris of the home; daughter, Stacia Miller of Bonham; step sons, Branston Back of Bonham, and Jordan Back of Bonham; grandsons, Bryce Cook of Rowlett,  and Jantze Back of Bonham; brothers, Charles Morris and wife Shirley of Van Alstyne; Doyle Morris and wife Julie of Whitewright; and Jerry Morris and wife Donna of Sherman; sister-in-law, Paula Morris and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by parents, Charles Winfred Morris and Ruby Christine Morris; sister, Shirley Jean Ballard and brother, Bobby Don Morris.

Serving as pallbearers will be Bryce Cook, Teddy Doyle, Jim Stanley, Dan Roper, Jimmy Mosley, and Dan Castro. Serving as honorary pallbearer will be Travis Scooter McCollum.

Family visitation will be on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at Cooper-Sorrells Funeral Home in Bonham, TX from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

To convey condolences or sign an online registry, please visit

Copyright © 2016 - North Texas e-News, LLC

go to bottom 
  Post Comment

02/01/16 12:33 PM #1    

Larry Lawson

Royce was one of the guys you know when you're young that you never forget even if you don't see them for many years.  I enjoyed going to high school with Royce and having the opportunity to know him.

I am very sad to hear of his passing.  May God bring peace to his family during this time.

02/02/16 08:00 AM #2    

Mike Whitehouse

I knew Royce best playing football with him through junior high and high school. He was a good player and teammate, always outgoing and with a smile on his face. This has been a tough year, another one of our best gone.

02/03/16 09:22 AM #3    

Karen Sportsman (Taylor)

I agree with Mike.  This has been a very tough 18 months.  Royce was a great guy I have always remembered fondly.  Yes, it seems like football is the common denominator.  God bless and we will all be together again some day.

02/04/16 11:14 AM #4    

John Bruce

I was fortunate to attend Royce's service with John Brockman and Butch Ford. Royce's eldest Brother officiated. The service was well done and very moving. There were humorus and sad moments. Remembering Royce, I'm sure he would approve.

02/04/16 01:10 PM #5    

Debbie Nuttall (Monk)

I'm so glad you guys were able to go. It's really hard that we've lost so many in the past few months. They truly will be missed.

02/04/16 09:09 PM #6    

Sue Monroe

I was glad to have had the opportunity to talk with Royce several years ago when we were planning a class event.  I tried my best to get him to attend but he gladly told me that he already had a fishing trip planned and he just wouldn't be able to make it.  I have to admit that I just didn't get how he could give up getting together with his classmates because he was going fishing until I read his obituary and found that bass fishing was one of his loves.  I am glad that he was able to enjoy that trip and hope that it brought him great joy especially because his life was cut short.  I am also sorry that all of us who attended missed the chance to see him. I remember Royce always having a good word and a warm smile.  It is good that he rests in peace.

02/05/16 07:39 AM #7    

Karen Sportsman (Taylor)

Thank you guys so much for going to Royce's funeral.  Too many.  Saddens my heart, but glad to know you were there for us that couldn't go.

go to top 
  Post Comment