AFTON Graveside services for Nathan Coy Morris, 78, of Crosbyton, formerly of Afton, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 20, in the Afton Cemetery with the Revs. Harold Abney and C.L. Atkinson officiating. Services are under direction of Adams Funeral Home of Crosbyton. Coy passed away Sunday morning at his Crosbyton home. He was born in Cottle County to Nathan S. Morris and Ossie Morris on April 16, 1925.
He graduated from Paducah High School and attended Texas A&M and Texas Tech. He was a veteran of World War II, a B-24 pilot. He married Vivian Holt on Jan. 30, 1945. Coy farmed at Paducah before moving to Afton in 1953 where he continued to farm and ranch until illness caused him to move to Crosbyton in September 2002. He was active in both Cottle and Dickens Counties, serving on ag committees and co-op boards. He owned and operated an aerial agriculture spraying business. He served 37 years on the Federal Land Bank Board of Spur that evolved into First Ag Credit of Lubbock.
Coy was also a longtime member of Afton Baptist Church. Coy is survived by his wife of 58 years, Vivian Morris of Crosbyton; two sons, Dr. Don S. Morris, D.V.M., and wife Judy of Wichita Falls, and James M. Morris, an attorney, and wife Alice of Sherman; a daughter, Marian M. Farr, a recently retired County Extension Agent-FCS, and husband Raymond of Midland; a sister, Martha Alma "Dink" Thompson of Lubbock; seven grandchildren, Misti, Kim, Jennifer, Erica, Seth, Delise, and Bailey; and a great-grandson, Sean Cole. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Ralph Marshall Scholarship Fund of Patton Springs School.
©Lubbock Avalanche Journal, Monday, May 19, 2003
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