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Gordon Earl Morris

May 9, 1947 — August 31, 2023


Gordon Earl Morris, 76, passed away on August 31, 2023.  He was born on May 9, 1947, in Ft. Davis, Texas to Edmond Duane Morris and Lillian Margaret Clark Morris.

Gordon grew up in West Texas, graduating from Big Spring High School in Big Spring, Texas in 1965.  After high school, he attended Sul Ross State University (1965-1966) in Alpine, Texas.  He also attended Howard County College (1966-1968) in Big Spring, Texas.  He worked in commercial construction for a short time before beginning his career in law enforcement in Wilcox, Arizona in 1972.  From there, he moved to Dallas, Texas to work for the Police Department in Highland Park Village, near Dallas.  Gordon then moved to Lampasas, Texas in 1975 and began working for the Lampasas Sheriff's Department as Deputy Sheriff.  He was appointed as a justice of the peace for Lampasas three years later.  He began his tenure as Lampasas County Sheriff in 1980, to complete the previous sheriff's term.  He went on to serve the people of Lampasas County for 29 years before retiring in 2008, ending a 35 year career in law enforcement.  

Gordon married Cynthia Kay Evartt Morris in 1970 in Cleburne, Texas, and were married for 24 years.  They had two children, Sue Ann and Dexter Duane Morris.  Gordon married Teresa Dale Eckert Morris in 1996 and was blessed with three adult children, Eddie, Dana, and Jennifer Holliman.

Gordon was preceded in death by his father, Edmond Duane Morris; his mother, Lillian Margaret Thorpe; his brother, Kenneth Ewing Thorpe and his son, Dexter Duane Morris.

Gordon is survived by his wife, Teresa of Lampasas; his father, Jack Ewing Thorpe of Lampasas; his sister, Susan (Larry) Harvey of Kingsland, Texas; his sister, Carol (Rory) Speaker of Dallas, Texas; his children, Sue Ann (Dennis) McAfee of Montgomery, Texas, Eddie (Nicole) Holliman of Victoria, Texas, Dana (Robert) Summerville of Magnolia, Texas, and Jennifer (Scott) Templeton of Jarrell, Texas.  He is also survived by ten grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

On behalf of Gordon, his family would like to thank the community of Lampasas for your support throughout and after his career.  There will be no services held at this time.

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