Wayne Morriss


Memorial Service: Sunday, June 28, 2015 at Speegleville Saddle Club, 2:00 p.m.

Wayne was born on November 17, 1944 in Austin, TX. He later moved to Waco, Texas and attended Waco Schools. In 1963 he married Pamela Morrow. Wayne was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2005. After surgery the cancer was dormant for two years. In 2012, the cancer returned. He put up a courageous fight.

He is survived by his wife, Pam of Waco; daughter, Kim Beatty and husband Chris of Waco; son Tommy and his wife Cheri of Speegleville; four grandchildren: Chelsea Dragoo, Lauren and husband Keith Beard, Brady Morriss, Seth Toten, and Brandon Morriss; three great-grandchildren: Layne, Landon and Ethan; and a brother, Wade Morriss and wife Judy of Cleburne.

Pam and Wayne celebrated their 50th anniversary in 2013. Wayne worked as a truck driver for the CertainTeed until he decided to pursue a career in law enforcement. He received police training through HOTCOG, and started his career as an officer in Mart, TX. He also worked for Hewitt PD and McLennan County Constable Office. He retired in 2007 from Richland Mall Security as Assistant Director of Security.

Wayne enjoyed writing “Cowboy Poetry” and was a very good story teller about his “life” experiences. Most of the poetry was based on his personal experience as a Rodeo Clown with his brother Wade and bull riding experiences.

The family would like to thank Providence Hospice, Community Cancer Association and Texas Oncology and St. Catherine’s.

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Condolence Messages

  1. Renate and Zach Mack

    So sorry for your loss and my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  2. I’m so sorry for your loss Kim. He fought a hard battle. He’s not suffering he’s in the arms of Jesus . I’ll contiue praying for you. Love you ? bunches

  3. Dewayne Cates

    Sorry for the loss of your Father Tommy!May God Bless your soul and comfort your heart of sorrow!!!

  4. Webb Norfleet

    Wayne, we never met but I wish to express my sympathy to your family. I’m sorry you had this trouble. You seem like a great guy! Just wanted you to know that your daughter Kim is in good hands and she has lots of friends including me.

  5. Lisa Warren Gray

    Tommy & Kim, I am so sorry for the loss of your dad. I pray God’s grace and peace will sustain you and your families. Love and prayers. Lisa

  6. Marla "Sissy" Parrish

    For the family of Wayne Morriss, I would like to send my sincere sympathy to you all. Wade, I will be praying for you all to receive God’s Peace. I send heartfelt hopes that this will bring your family even closer to each other, as God’s love is truly present in each of you that I know; this will be your healing bond. Love to all, Sissy

  7. Community Cancer Association

    Our sincere condolences on your loss.

  8. Gary Haralson

    Pam, Tommy & Kim so sorry to hear about the loss of you husband/father. Wayne was a great person and as i remember always full of smiles and laughter. I am sure that him and my dad are having a few laughs right now. Take care of each other in this time of loss.

  9. Charlene Walters

    Kim,hated hearing about your Dad.You and your family are in my prayers.God Bless.

  10. Glynnis Gaines

    Please know that I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time. You have always been a special person and I will always remember those great stories of your and Wayne’s adventures! Take good care my friend-

  11. Pam,

    I am deeply sorry for your loss. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

  12. Deborah Quinn

    Pam and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. May the love and peace of Christ be ever present in the days ahead.

  13. Denise Lehrmann

    My heart just breaks for you all. Kim and Tommy, be there for your mom. I’ll never forget the blonde jokes he used to tell me. He was a great man and will be missed by many. I am so glad that Seth got to know him. I love you all and will be thinking and praying for you.

  14. Sharon & David Tierce

    Thinking of you and praying for your comfort.

  15. Betty and Tony Salinas

    so sorry for your loss and for your pain , we pray that God Bless y’all and that he eases your pain we love y’all guy’s

  16. Roderick " Tre" Montgomery

    Wayne was a great man and the reason why I am in law enforcement to date. May he rest in peace.

  17. My heart breaks for you all during this very difficult time. The bond that Wayne had with his family is truly priceless, and I feel very honored to have known him. I believe that your special bond with him with never go away even if he is not on this earth. His spirit will no doubt be all around you forever and a day. May the wonderful memories you have of him bring a smile to your face when you are feeling sad.

    Love, hugs, and blessings being sent to you all.

    Vicki & Robert Olivo & family

  18. Darlene Kilgore

    Pam, deepest sympathy in the loss of your husband! My thoughts and prayers are with you!

    Darlene Kilgore

  19. judith ann morriss

    Pam, Kim, Tommy, Laurenn and the rest of the family i hated hearing what your dad/pop was going through! He put up a good fight but hes in the arms of angels now and looking down on all of the family he loved so much..thank you for letting Shiloh and I be a part of your life..With Love Always..

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