Donald Keith Morris of Lancaster Texas passed away peacefully in his sleep on Thursday night September 9, 2021 at the age of 76. Donald was born January 27, 1945 in Denver Colorado to Raymond Andrew and Wilma Allen Morris. Donald was know by many names over the years, Don, Keith, Kit, Dad, Daddy, Pops and Papa, but most everyone knew who you were talking about if you called him, DK. He was preceded in death by his parents Raymond and Wilma, his sister Jan Howard, sister Kristy Dutton and brother Terry Courtney. He is survived by his wife Patricia L. Morris, sister Connie Turner and husband Rocky, son Earnest Keith Morris and wife Karen, son Mark Rose and wife Devra, daughter Elizabeth Green and husband Philip, daughter Michelle Fain and husband Joel. Grandchildren, Caleb Wikberg, Matthew Morris, Katherine Morris, Kiesha Rahman, Amanda Clindaniel, Ryan Rose, Ashley Shaw, Tyler Fain, Kelsie Barnes, and Katie French and 22 great grandchildren that he absolutely adored . He recently acquired 5 new grandchildren and 9 new great grandchildren when Beth married Philip, but sadly had not had the opportunity to meet yet. Numerous Nieces and nephews and friends and family that will miss him dearly.
DK graduated from Sunset High School in 1961 where he excelled at sports, he was a great at football and actually held the district record for discus and shotput until recently. He later attended Fort Worth Christian College where he had received a scholarship for sports and then Dallas Police Academy.
He retired from the Dallas police Department in 1979, while working with the Dallas police he was a founding member of the Dallas Mounted Police. After his retirement he helped his longtime friend Bud Fox with his construction business, he later traveled the country as a truck driver, he also worked as a district manager for Commercial Lubricants Corp. He recently ended his career as co-owner of a Antique and used furniture store in Waxahachie, that he ran along with his son Mark and wife Pat. He loved working and repairing used furniture and making it better than when it was new.
DK was a devoted husband to his wife Pat of 42 years they spend many years working cows, bailing hay and raising cutting horses. They truly enjoyed working the ranch life together and he was a true red, white and blue cowboy. He loved John Wayne and everything American and the one thing you did not want to mention was politics or you would be there for hours listening to his opinions. He loved all the holidays and spending time with his family, when he became a grandfather, he loved watching cartoons and hanging with the grand babies, but when he became a great grandfather it was even more fun