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Harry David Morris

June 24, 1944 - February 18, 2021

Harry David Morris of McKinney, Texas passed away on February 18, 2021 at the age of 76. He was born on June 24, 1944 to Lloyd Earl Morris and Ophelia (Phillips) Morris in Crystal Springs, Mississippi. Harry graduated from McKinney High School and received his Bachelor of Business Administration from Texas A&M Commerce. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy and Marines from January 12, 1966 to May 12, 1969 and received the National Defense Service Medal, Fleet Marine Force Combat Operation Insignia, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal with a bronze star. Harry was a Captain with the Dallas Fire Department for 35 years. He married Loretta Kay Gharis on March 5, 2011 in Lake Tahoe, Nevada. Harry was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Hella Shrine, White Rock Kiwanis, 32nd Degree Mason for 55 years, Veterans of Foreign Affairs, and was the Hospital Corpsman for the Marines in Vietnam. He was of Baptist faith.

Harry is survived by his wife, Kay Morris of McKinney, Texas; daughter, Amy Fish and husband, David of Justin, Texas; son, David Morris of Justin; grandsons, Christopher Fish and Matthew Fish of Justin; granddaughters, Lauren Fish and Megan Morris, both of Justin; sister, Linda Rogers and husband, Joey of Princeton, Texas; and brothers, Charlie Morris and wife, Cathy of Allen, Texas and Scott Morris of McKinney, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lloyd Earl and Ophelia Morris.

Memorial donations can be made to the Dallas Fire Museum in Harry's name. 

Family and friends are invited to Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home at their convenience on Monday, February 22, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. to pay their respects and to sign the register book.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., February 23, 2021 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home Chapel, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas. The service will also be live streamed at TJMfuneral.com on Harry’s obituary page by clicking on the following link: https://celebrationoflife.tv/blog/harry-david-morris. After the service, the recorded live stream will be available for viewing at the same link location.

In support of our local, state, and federal govt including CDC directives and to protect the physical health, safety and well-being of our community, only a limited number of 100 guests will be allowed to attend the funeral service.

However, when the maximum number of guests are reached, those who would like to honor Harry and show their support to his family may remain at the funeral home in your vehicle, where you can watch the live streamed service on your personal device (laptop, tablet or smartphone).

Following the funeral service, a procession will make its way to Ridgeview Memorial Park for a committal service where all are invited to attend the committal service maintaining social distancing or you may remain in your vehicle. You will be able to listen to the service through speakers set up at the gravesite.

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Kay my heartfelt condolences to you and your love ones. Don Heyn, February 24, 2021 Sending prayers for the family RIP HARRY Audra Kitchens Massey , February 23, 2021 Our best neighbor and a great friend, we will think of you in all the Mountain Sunsets! Much Love. Richard Gipson and Mary Bromirski, February 23, 2021 Dear Kay, I'm so very sorry the loss of your husband, and your loss of Aunt Fay, plus the injuries to all concerned. I know these recent events must have been overwhelming for your mom too. You, Aunt Dorothy and your family members are in my prayers. I do hope we can talk sometime in the near future. With love, Alex I have been remiss in my thanks to you for the shared photos of my Mom. Alex Hargrave Moore, February 22, 2021 Harry will always be with us as a friend, neighbor, and the ‘hood firefighter. No more bonfires, and that’s maybe because we no longer have Harry to monitor the embers at 2:00 in the morning. We are sending love and hope for eternal peace for Harry and peace on earth for you, Kay. We are so very sorry. Wayne and Carole Pandorf, February 22, 2021 Rest In Peace old friend. My condolences to Kay Doug Wyman, February 22, 2021 Harry was always such a pleasure to be around; always cracking jokes and had a great sense of humor. We will miss him dearly. His family will be kept in our prayers. Will Gharis & Vienna Le, February 22, 2021 I will cherish the many fond memories shared with Harry. Here's a few of many I can recall: The "hoovering" bumble bees we exterminated with b-b guns, the motor scooter races (that were usually won by Harry), especially the visits we had at China Lake and San Diego just before Harry was deployed to Viet Nam. But my recent memories with both Harry and Kay at Ouray, Colorado will always be some of my fondest. Kay, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for being my friend's life companion through his lengthy trial with cancer. You will always have a special place in my heart! James Press James Press, February 22, 2021 We are so sorry for your loss. May the Lord watch over you and bring you peace and comfort during this difficult time. Carolyn and Jerry Maas, February 22, 2021 My sweet friend, I have prayed for you so many years. You were such a jewel in our class, always willing to help, always upbeat. I always said, Harry, that you were for real, what you saw is what you got --- that is such a blessing in today's world. I pray for your family. I am thankful you are no longer in pain. I am thankful to have called you friend. Until we meet again, Harry. God's richest blessings upon those that you love. Sue Craig Sanders, February 21, 2021 We are praying for your peace and comfort during this sad time. We pray that you take rest in knowing that Harry is with his creator God in Heaven, and that one day you will be reunited in a perfect home with no pain. We love you Aunt Kay! Bill and Susan Gharis, February 21, 2021 So sorry to hear this. I remember Harry growing up in McKinney while I was good friends with his sister, Linda. My prayers are with you at this time. Jean Prater Culver Jean Prater Culver, February 20, 2021 So very sorry for your loss. My family has known Harry and family for many years even before they moved to Texas. Keeping you in my prayers. Karen (Kay) Sanders Hefner, February 20, 2021