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After a courageous fight against cancer, Charles Allen Morris of Portland, Texas, passed away on Friday, April 29, 2016. Allen was born in Sinton, Tx, August 24, 1951 and was a third generation farmer in the Portland/Taft area. To the delight of the entire Morris family, Allen was the last born and only grandson in a family of five granddaughters.
Allen is survived by his wife of 25 years Deborah Roberson Morris of Portland, son and daughter-in-law Casey and Kristi Morris of Portland, grandchildren Brooklyn and Axl Morris, sister Nancy Morris Fields and spouse Kent of Fredericksburg, TX, and mother-in-law Marie Roberson of Portales, NM. He was preceded in death by his parents Earl and Ginie Morris and a sister Lynn Morris Lackey.
Allen was a 1969 graduate of Taft High School and attended Southwest Texas State University.
Allen found many delights in life, chief among them sports. He was an avid baseball and ice hockey fan, rarely missing a Hooks or IceRays game. He and Debbie were a host family for many players including 23 baseball players, 4 baseball wives, one baseball child and one baseball dog (Peanut). They also hosted 15 hockey players over the years.
Allen engaged in birding, SCUBA diving, sailing, stargazing, and travel. He was particularly fond of animals, and had a very special love for his German Shepherd Delilah.
In lieu of flowers, memorials for Allen may be made to a no-kill animal shelter of your choice, the German Shepherd rescue organization, or a charity of your choice. Visitation will be Sunday, May 1, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at Limbaugh Funeral home, Portland, TX. Funeral services to be held Monday, May 2, 2016, at 3:00 P.M. at the First Baptist Church of Portland, Texas, with graveside services following at The Palms Memorial Gardens cemetery.
As a dear friend said: “Allen has never seemed to be a lover of ‘things.’ He loves people and experiences.”
Pallbearers will be Pete Arnold, David Burkhardt, Jerry Hickman, Ronnie Homann, Mark Montgomery, and Jim Rosson.