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Services for Richard Arlen 'Monk' Morrell, 64, of Pottsboro, will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2009 at the Waldo Funeral Home Chapel.
Burial will follow at the Akers Cemetery in Sherman. Services are under the direction of Waldo Funeral Home in Sherman.
Richard Arlen ?Monk? Morrell passed away on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2009 at the Wilson N. Jones Medical Center in Sherman.
He was born on Dec. 5, 1944 in Los Angeles, Calif. the son of John Estell and Katheryn Rachel Clifton Morrell. Monk was drafted into the Marines and served in the Vietnam War. He loved to cook, compete in chili cookoffs, drag boat races, fishing and most of all, spending time with his family and reading to his grandkids. Monk was loved and was very proud of his son. He never met a stranger and loved his friends. Monk played football at OSU before being drafted into the Marines.
He is survived by his wife, Toni Morrell of Pottsboro; son, Richard Arlen ?Rick? Morrell II and his wife Patsy of Whitesboro; mother, Katheryn Rachel Morrell; two grandchildren, Richard Arlen ?River? Morrell III and Madison Morrell; two brothers, Claude Morrell and wife Pat of Bells and Ronnie Joe Morrell and wife Linda of Gainesville and their son Brad and his wife Nicole. Monk is also survived by several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Pallbearers will be Bob Carter, Bob Bruegemann, Scott McKinney, Marc Thompson, Mark Akin, Buddy Gray, Joe Mac Williams, Vince West and Wayne McCarley.
Visitation will be on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2009 from 10-11 a.m. prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the American Cancer Society or the donor?s charity of choice.
Gainesville Daily Register, Sept 6, 2009

obituary from Elaine Bay

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