Dateline: March 17, 2005
Ray Meade Morris, age
93, of Groom died Saturday, March 12, 2005.
Cremation was held on Tuesday, March 15, 2005, under the direction
of Robertson Funeral Directors. No
services are planned.
Mr. Morris was born
September 30, 1911, in Pratt, Kan. He had been a resident of Groom for the
past five years. He had been
a high-line worker as well as a rodeo cowboy, cattle hauler, and ranch
owner in Imperial Valley, Calif. He
was a member of the Church of Christ.
He was preceded in
death by a grandson, Steve Painter; by two brothers, Lee Morris and Claude
Morris; and by one sister, Velma Childs.
Survivors include one
daughter, Nellie M. Painter and husband Burl E. Painter of Groom; one
sister, Violet Tubbs of Monterrey, Calif.; three grandchildren, Billy Ray
Painter, Larry Painter, and Cheryl Ann Cervantes; two step grandchildren,
Tony Edward Painter and Johnny Richard Painter; nine great grandchildren,
Robby Wayne and Kimberly Cervantes, Randal and Matt
Painter, Josh and Justin Painter, Lacrisha Shimp, Elizabeth Painter, and
Nicky Ray Painter; two step great grandchildren, Brady and Christy
Painter; and by six great great grandchildren, Zachary Shimp, Alora and
Chazz Painter, Brittenie, Dakoda, and Tristen Painter.
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