RICHARD ARLEN "MONK" MORRELL
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
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
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