Danny Morris Havis

Danny Morris Havis, 72, of Temple, passed away Saturday, October 5, 2019, from complications from Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis.

Visitation:  1-2 p.m. Wednesday, October 9th, at Lake Shore Funeral Home.

Funeral Service: 2 p.m., Wednesday, October 9th at Lake Shore Funeral Home with Pastor Darin Pound officiating.  Burial will follow at Wortham Bend Cemetery.

Danny was born October 24, 1946 in Hill County (south of Hubbard.)  He was the baby of eight siblings and spoiled rotten.  He was raised in the Baptist faith, accepted Christ as a young child, and then rededicated his life to Christ again with a public baptism in 1986,

Danny married Minnie Dodson, the mother of his two daughters, Amy and Lisa.  He later married Mary Lou “Lucy” Bryant Frey Havis on April 21, 1979 in Waco.  With this marriage he received two more children, Norman and Jennifer Frey.

Danny attended schools in Brandon, Bynum, Coolidge, Malone and graduated in 1966 in Penelope, Texas.  In 1966 he went to work for Texas Power and Light in Corsicana.  That same year he also went to serve his country in the Army.  He served at Ft. Polk, LA; Osan Air Force base (1967-68) in Korea; and then to Ft. Bliss in El Paso.  He worked for Texas Power and Light, TXU, TU Electric, Oncor and Atmos Electric and Gas, working districts in Corsicana, Waco, Brownwood, Temple, Killeen and Round Rock before retiring in February 2007.

He enjoyed spending time with his family, creek wading, snow skiing, fishing, bird watching, boating, water skiing, hiking, wood working, open-air Jeep rides, making Jerky, and car trips anywhere, no matter how long or short.

He was preceded in death by his parents, W. D. and Essie Gladney Havis; brothers, Gene (Dalton), Donald (Jack) and C. Kenneth Havis; brothers-in-law, Charles Motley, Dwaine Huse; sons-in-law, Mark Rutledge and Ken Redden; daughter-in-law, Brandi; niece, Ocie Lee Motley; and nephew, Michael Havis.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 40 years, Mary Lou “Lucy” Bryant Havis; son, Norman Frey; daughters, Amy Havis Redden, Jennifer Frey Hubbard and husband, Ron, Lisa Havis Palacios and husband, Phillip; brother, Hilton Havis and wife, Sue of Axtel; sisters, Leatrice Motley of Hubbard, Essie D. Huse of Tyler and Mary Schronk of Waco; sisters-in-law, Ruth Havis of Waco, Joyce Yates and husband, Sam of China Spring, Joan Donaldson and husband, Bill of Waco; grandchildren, Brandon Rutledge, Shelby Machac and husband, Paul, Casey Osborn and husband, Dusty, Scout Carlson, Kylia, Kennon and Kolton Redden, Devan Ford and wife, Deanna, Grant Ford, Ethan Havis, Ava Carbone, Lauren and London Palacios, Claire hubbard, Ariel Thomas; great-granddaughters, Camdyn Gooding and Laci Osborn, numerous nieces and nephews and extended family, Jessica and Allison Vaden; and the Dodsons.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Wortham Bend Cemetery Association.

Place of Service: Lake Shore Funeral Home , 5201 Steinbeck Bend; Waco, TX 76708

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Condolence Messages

  1. Wayne and Nimmie Bryant and family

    Lucy and family I am so sorry for your loss,Danny was a sweet and wonderful man. God bless all of you.I will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers.love all of you.

  2. I do not have the right words to help you with the pain in your heart for the loss of Danny. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Sending you a big hug.

  3. Wonderful family man. Loved his wife Lucy. Loved being with family.
    He will be missed but I know he is with Jesus.

  4. Rodney & Virginia Krumnow

    I am sorry to here about Danny. I just got to know Danny and Lucy and have enjoyed visiting with them. I am so glad I got to know him, but wish we would had a lot more talks. Sure will miss him.
    Lucy we will be praying for you and all of your family.

  5. Dear Lucy, Lisa, Norman, Jennifer & Amy,

    You have my deepest sympathies. Uncle Danny was a wonderful person, always fun to be around. My heart aches for you all. May God’s peace guide you and protect you.

    Love & God Bless,
    Paula Dodson

  6. Miki and Charon Frey

    Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Danny will be missed very much. We have peace knowing he is walking with our LORD and will live forever in our hearts.

  7. Lucy, I am so sorry about Danny’s passing….hang in there…….

  8. jeannie cutbirth sutter

    Lucy my sweet cousin, I am so very sorry for your loss. Danny was such a sweet man. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers . May God keep you wrapped in his loving arms.

  9. You are in my thoughts and prayers. My heart is with you. Your back donor neighbor.
    I have been where you are. Bless you sweet lady.????????

  10. Lucy and Family,
    You are all in my Prayers! I am so sorry for your loss! I will never forget all the hard work Danny and you did for us.
    May you find peace and comfort during this difficult time!

  11. The eulogy that Rev. Pound delivered was the most beautiful one I have ever heard. To take Danny’s bibles and use his favorite passages and notes was the most perfect and beautiful way to remember him.

    Call me when you’re ready to travel.

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