Harold Lloyd Morris passed into Heaven and into the arms of Jesus March 13, 2019 in Oklahoma City at the age of 84 years 2 months 19 days. Funeral Services are scheduled for 1:30 PM, Monday, March 18, 2019 at the Johnson Road Baptist Church, entrusted to the care of Wadley’s Funeral Service.
Harold was born December 25, 1934 in the home near Bulcher, Texas to R.D. and Ruby (Smith) Morris. The second youngest of six children, Harold grew up swimming in the Red River, hunting, fishing, and doing all things that little Texas boys do. At the age of 14, he got his very first job working in the oilfield on a Pulling Unit. Harold exuded an incredible work ethic, never turning down an opportunity to make a hand, and do a great job at whatever he did. He would later follow the drilling rig to multiple states including New Mexico, Montana, South Dakota, North Dakota, and Wyoming. It was a special day when Harold met the love of his life, Ruth, a mother with three young boys. They married, and he gained the role as wonderful husband, and loving father. Harold’s sons adored him, and couldn’t have asked for a better dad. The drilling rigs would finally lead them out of the northern states and back into the Texas Panhandle, and Oklahoma. In 1975 Harold and Ruth started their first oilfield business named A3 Casing Crews, which they would own until selling in 1995. Harold would also partner in two drilling rigs, and a poly pipe company. He retired in 1995, but the joy of working in the oilfield service business pulled him back in. In 2004 he partnered with his son to start H.L. Morris Farms, Inc., a soil farming company. Harold was also successful in drilling oil and gas wells in Oklahoma, some of which are still producing today. He loved spending time with his children and grandchildren, RV’ing to the mountains in Colorado (specifically Durango), tending his cattle and horses at his ranch in Seminole and Hughes County, attending rodeos, and watching his favorite Westerns on TV. A member of Johnson Road Baptist Church, Harold enjoyed telling a good joke, laughing and being ornery with the people he loved. Most of all, he adored his family; they were his absolute greatest pride.
Harold is preceded in death by his parents, and his siblings Maxine Morris, Dee McElreath, Patsy Grober, Johnny Morris, and infant twin brothers James and Ambrose Morris. Survivors include his loving wife, Ruth of Purcell; sister, Polly Haverkamp of Gainesville, TX; son and daughter in law, Michael and Patricia Morris of Blanchard; son and daughter in law, Lonnie and Gail Morris of Fort Worth, TX; son and daughter in law, Danny and Marva Morris of Oklahoma City; grandchildren, Michael Morris Jr. of Norman; Amanda Staver and husband, Jason of Bulverde, TX; Dustin Morris of Oklahoma City; McKenzie Neveras and husband, Ben of San Jose, CA; Lauren Templin and husband, Jake of Highlands Ranch, CO; Kendall Cowden and husband, Zach of Oklahoma City; and Tyler Morris of Fort Worth, TX; great grandchildren, Ava Staver, Landry Staver, and Jaden Neveras; and many cousins, nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.