William Morris Jeffress, 90, of Gary

William Morris Jeffress, 90, of Gary, Texas passed away on June 13, 2020, surrounded by loved ones at his home.

He was born on January 18, 1930, in the Murvaul Community, Panola County, to the late William Jewel “Buddy” Jeffress and Naomi Haynes Jeffress. Morris was a” jack of all trades”, he was a truck driver, welder, diesel mechanic and above all a servant of the Lord.

He was a deacon of the Antelope Valley Baptist Church in Gillette, Wyoming until he moved back home to Texas, where he became a member of the First Baptist Church of Tenaha. He loved to hunt, fish and witness to others of God’s love.

He is survived by:

His loving wife, Angie Jeffress, who never left his side

Son: Larry Jeffress and wife Judy of Ariel, Washington

Daughter: Deborah Jackson of Tenaha, Texas

Grandchildren: Sara Saxton and husband Gage of Palmer, Alaska

Kayla Jeffres of Ellensburg, Washington

David Fenton and wife Carrie of Milsboro, Virgina

Arin Fenton of Tenaha, Texas

Serena Jeffress of Gillette, Wyoming

William “Buddy” Jeffress of Gillette, Wyoming

Numerous Great Grandchildren

Stepdaughters: Willma Rae Elder of Nacogdoches, Texas

Angie Spurlock of Springfield, Missouri

Serita Porter and husband George of Corpus Christi, Texas

Stepsons: David Fountain of Joaquin, Texas

Bryant Fountain and wife Patricia of Tenaha, Texas

Johnny Fountain and wife Brandy of Henderson, Texas

Raymond Fountain and wife Jody of Center, Texas

Lawrence Fountain of Tenaha, Texas

Brother: Ted Jeffress and wife Teri of Gillette, Wyoming

Sisters:Yvonne Pierce of Gary, Texas

Gladys Essery of Carthage, Texas

Norma Jean “Jeannie” Sims and husband James of Hughes Springs

Special friend Larry Terry and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Troy is preceded in death by his wife, Wilma Jeffress; Parents, Son Gary Lynn Jeffress; Brothers: Wink Jeffress, Ronald Jeffress and Donald Jeffress; Sister: Marry Ann Gooch: Son-in-law: James “Bulldog” Jackson.

Mangum Funeral Home, Center, is in charge of arrangements and there will be a celebration of his life at a later date.

The family wishes to thank the nurses and staff of Pine Grove Nursing Home and Affinity Hospice for their devoted and loving care.

To send condolences and sign the online guest book you may go to www.mangumfh.net.


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