William Morris Jeffress, 90, of Gary, Texas passed away on June 13, 2020, surrounded by loved ones at his home. He was born on January 18, 1930, in the Murvaul Community, Panola County, to the late William Jewel “Buddy” Jeffress and Naomi Haynes Jeffress. Morris was a” jack of all trades”, he was a truck driver, welder, diesel mechanic and above all a servant of the Lord. He was a deacon of the Antelope Valley Baptist Church in Gillette, Wyoming until he moved back home to Texas, where he became a member of the First Baptist Church of Tenaha. He loved to hunt, fish and witness to others of God’s love.
He is survived by:
His loving wife, Angie Jeffress, who never left his side
Son: Larry Jeffress and wife Judy of Ariel, Washington
Daughter: Deborah Jackson of Tenaha, Texas
Grandchildren: Sara Saxton and husband Gage of Palmer, Alaska
Kayla Jeffres of Ellensburg, Washington
David Fenton and wife Carrie of Milsboro, Virgina
Arin Fenton of Tenaha, Texas
Serena Jeffress of Gillette, Wyoming
William “Buddy” Jeffress of Gillette, Wyoming
Numerous Great Grandchildren
Stepdaughters: Willma Rae Elder of Nacogdoches, Texas
Angie Spurlock of Springfield, Missouri
Serita Porter and husband George of Corpus Christi, Texas
Stepsons: David Fountain of Joaquin, Texas
Bryant Fountain and wife Patricia of Tenaha, Texas
Johnny Fountain and wife Brandy of Henderson, Texas
Raymond Fountain and wife Jody of Center, Texas
Lawrence Fountain of Tenaha, Texas
Brother: Ted Jeffress and wife Teri of Gillette, Wyoming
Sisters:Yvonne Pierce of Gary, Texas
Gladys Essery of Carthage, Texas
Norma Jean “Jeannie” Sims and husband James of Hughes Springs
Special friend Larry Terry and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Troy is preceded in death by his wife, Wilma Jeffress; Parents, Son Gary Lynn Jeffress; Brothers: Wink Jeffress, Ronald Jeffress and Donald Jeffress; Sister: Marry Ann Gooch: Son-in-law: James “Bulldog” Jackson.
Mangum Funeral Home, Center, is in charge of arrangements and there will be a celebration of his life at a later date.
The family wishes to thank the nurses and staff of Pine Grove Nursing Home and Affinity Hospice for their devoted and loving care.
To send condolences and sign the online guest book you may go to www.mangumfh.net.