KEENE — Services for Morris Young, 83, of Keene, were conducted Friday, March 20, 2009, in the Lane Prairie Baptist Church, 412 CR 704, Joshua. The Rev. Jerry Clements officiated. Interment was in the Merkel Cemetery, Merkel, Texas. Pallbearers were James Phillip Murray II, Philip Lee Wright, Dr. Ellis Minton, Howard Ellig, Roy Elsner and Steve Minton. Honorary pallbearers were Dr. Weldon Huneycutt, Dr. Cecil Huneycutt and Dr. Charles George.

Morris Young passed away Tuesday, March 17, 2009, in Fort Worth. He was born Nov. 8, 1925, in Hawley, Texas, to Rupert Wiley and Lottie Lee Smith Young. He married Reba Huneycutt on May 10, 2001, in Fort Worth. Mr. Young worked for Ector County ISD for 15 years. He also worked in the oilfield-related industries in the Odessa area for many years.


He was a member of Lane Prairie Baptist Church, where he was very active, and he was a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason. Morris enjoyed traveling, playing classical guitar and being with his family.
Morris Young is survived by his wife, Reba Young of Keene; sons, David Young and wife, Cathy, of Sachse and Aubrey Young and wife, Patti of Buckeye, Arizona; daughter, Sharon Moody and husband, Michael, of Snyder; stepdaughters, Linda Wilson, Joella Parker and Mary Minton; stepsons, Jessie Minter, Johnny Minter, Victor Minter and James Murray II; and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and wife Jeanette Young in 1975, and wife, Thelma R. Young in 2000. You may send condolences, view obituary and see photo at