Morris “Wayne” Burris went Home to be with his Heavenly Father and his beloved wife, Neva, on February 7, 2019. Services will be held on Saturday, Feb. 9th at 3:30 pm in the Minton Memorial Chapel, Borger. Burial will follow in Westlawn Memorial Park, under the auspices of Billy Dixon Masonic Lodge #1369. The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm on Friday at the funeral home in Fritch.
Wayne was born on January 16, 1940, to Ray and Jessye Burris in Whitewright, Texas. He attended Phillips High School. Wayne served in the US Navy aboard the USS Charles S Sperry (DD 697) and the USS Haynsworth (DD 700) from 1957-1963. He started his career with Pioneer Natural Gas and worked for Mapco for many years, Panhandle Eastern, Amoco and ended his career with Mapco. Wayne was also a member of the Billy Dixon Masonic Lodge.
He married Neva Lynne Austin on March 17, 1961. They were married 42 years and made their home in Fritch, Texas for most of their married life. Neva preceded him in death in 2002. He was also preceded in death by his dad, Ray and mother; Jessye and his brother in law, Buddy. Daddy loved the mountains and enjoyed collecting firearms and knives and a really fast car! He loved playing a good joke and laughing! He also loved spending his mornings at Chris’s Café, solving the world’s problems. He felt like he was part of the staff’s family! We are thankful they took such good care of him and loved on him.
Pappaw loved and cherished his family! He is survived by his kids; Loree and Tony Patak of Bartlesville, OK, Tammy and Glen Williamson of Nowata, OK, David and Leslie Burris of Fritch, TX and Chad and Tonya Burris of Denver City, TX, Sister Bettye Rowh of Fritch. Grandchildren; Brittni, McKenzi, Courtnee, Chase, Caydn, Colton, Braydn, Broedy, Bryce and Aubrey. Great grandchildren; Emma, Suttyn, Liam and Kamdyn and several nieces and nephews.
We now know that he truly “Feels Like a Million”. We love you Daddy/Pappaw!
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Veterans' Administration or the American Diabetes Association.
Your Texas relatives are thinking of y’all and praying! God bless you all!
Brooke Stegall BreedAUSTIN, TX
Haven’t seen Wayne in years but always loved to hear him laugh! 😢
Linda PenningtonFort Worth, TX
So sorry for your loss, dear cousins. Uncle Wayne and I used to enjoy hanging out at Harbor Bay in the afternoons. Neither of us knew the other was there until he started talking to Dad. I was oblivious and he couldn't see, but being out there was relaxing to us both. So glad he gets to relax with Neva now.
Dusti & ThorGatesville, TX
Wayne will be missed everyday! Im going to miss Wayne saying are you going to do me lol I throw down my pen pad and put my hands around his neck choking him Best Job Ever
Lori FrostFritch, TX
One of the funniest guys I ever met!My prayers to the family
Marc BlackwellDumas, TX
Me and my kids live down the street from Wayne. I hate to hear this we will miss him driving by every day waving and honking such a sweet man. He loved the kids out here he even let them play basketball on his hoop since our broke. Very special man he will be missed.I will be praying for his family.
Tonya LeathersFritch, TX
Tina and I are with y’all today in our thoughts and praying for family. We will miss the old truck going down the highway and park at Chris kitchen. He was a great man most of the time. He is with his wonderful wife and mothers of is awesome kids. My mom will miss his calls on all holidays.
Becky Beuke Garcia , Tina James, Bunny AndersonFritch, TX
Love yall so much. Prayers and love to all of you! He was such a great person and so funny. So many great memories spending the night and hanging at your house in high school.. such great times.
Shelly Dees BarbourCanyon, TX
So sorry for your loss. You are all in our prayers.
The MackeysFritch, TX
Praying for all of you!
Bailey CatheyBorger, TX
Uncle Wayne, you will be missed! Loved your laughter and will remember the good times we had when you visited the farm in Bridgeport. Rest...no worries now...free from diabetes...Enjoy your new Home, but we will miss you here!
Mark Rowh (Nephew)Amarillo, TX
Best friend. Will really miss him. Had lots of good times together. Great family. Love to all.Sorry I'm not there for you.
Joe KimeShawnee, OK
We are so very sorry for your loss. How wonderful to know his new address is Heaven and you’ll see him again. Prayers for the family.
Joe & Pam CunninghamKaty, TX
My love, thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. I’m deeply sorry and heartbroken to hear this news. I will truly miss him joking and being onery! Heaven sure gained a dear angel!!
Amanda McDanielBorger, TX
Prayers for your family ,You will be missed .
Pat and Jim Minton
Pat MintonBorger, TX
Our deepest sympathy
Don &Mary BurrowBorger, TX
Loree, Tammy, David and Chad, I know your Daddy was so excited to see your Momma. Praise God they're back together again. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs for you all
Sarah Taylor HerronFritch, TX
sending my deepest sympathy to all the family ..Sincerely, Olivia
olivia garcia-martinezFLORESVILLE, TX
Our thoughts and prayers for you as you go through this time. Keep the smiles and laughter in your hearts, as they will never go away!
Tad and Mary Lou Lozier and family
Mary Lou LozierFritch, TX