William Gayland “Bo” Morris


William Gayland “Bo” Morris, 81, of Gary, passed away Wednesday, April 28, 2021, in Center.

Graveside service will be held 2:00 p.m., Friday, April 30, 2021, at Old Tennessee Cemetery in Shelby County with Bro. John Whitworth officiating.

Born October 21, 1939, in Tenaha, Bo is the son of the late Clifford Doyce “C.D.” Morris and Mavouryne Grace Morris. He worked as a carpenter and also served on the Tenaha School Board for 30 years. Bo never met a stranger and often enjoyed going to the casino, horse races, and on mission trips. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Tenaha.

He is survived by:

Linda Malnar (John) of Lufkin
Lisa Grey of Houston

James Lawrence (Karen) of Lufkin
Thomas Morris (Calin) of Nacogdoches

19 grandchildren

Numerous great grandchildren

Niece, LaRaye Bailey of Tenaha

Karen (Glen) Cruse of St. Louis, MO
Doyce Bailey of Tenaha.

He is preceded in death by his grandchildren, Carson Morris and Landry Morris; parents, C.D. and Mavouryne Morris; brother, Robert Earl Morris Jr.; and brother-in-law, Eddie Bailey.

Pallbearers will be Tyler Morris, Eric Freeman, Gerald Freeman Jr., Johnny Harrington, and Taylor Fanguy.

Online condolences and tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com