December 25, 1941 ~ July 4, 2023
81 Years Old
Funeral service for Morris Lee Hutto, 81, of Garrison will be held at 1:00pm on Thursday, July 13, 2023 at Garrison Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Mt. Olive Cemetery in Timpson with full Military and Masonic honors being rendered. Visitation will be held from 5-7pm on Wednesday, July 12, 2023 at Garrison Funeral Home.
Mr. Hutto passed away on Tuesday, July 4, 2023 in Nacogdoches. He was born on December 25, 1941 in Shelby County.
Morris was a man who was not easily forgotten. If you knew him, you knew that somewhere under the gruff and outspoken shell was a big heart. He was a son, husband, and father but he was also a friend to many, including his favorite animals. He enjoyed his simple way of life and never gave up on having the perfect ride on his horses and mules. He was very dedicated to his Masonic brothers and remained a lodge member for over 50 years. He was enthusiastic about what he believed in and stood up for his country and countrymen. He loved being outdoors with his mules, horses, and hinnies or spending the day fishing. He also enjoyed Dallas Cowboy Football and Texas Rangers Baseball!
Morris was born in Shelby County and spent his childhood there. He was a proud Bulldog and member of the Garrison High School Class of ’61. In 1959, Morris enlisted in the United States Army where he honorably served for 21 years including deployments in Germany, Texas, Panama, and Korea. In the late 60’s he met Elke in Wiesbaden Germany and together they grew their family to include their daughter, Denise. He and Elke were married for over 20 years and Denise was their pride and joy. Morris retired from the US Army in 1980 at the rank of Chief Warrant Officer 2. He later moved to Dallas and started a successful small business with clients that included Wal-Mart, Dickies BBQ, Dallas Cowboys Stadium (original location) and the newly built Texas Rangers Ballpark. It was in Dallas that Morris met Lee, and the two of them eventually returned to his beloved East Texas. They spent 35 years together until her untimely passing earlier this year. Morris was able to return to his roots here, including the farm-style living that he enjoyed so very much. He will be missed by his family and friends, and the absence of his laugh and dedication to the trail riders will forever leave an empty place within their hearts.
Morris is survived by his daughter, Denise Hutto & husband, Jeremy Hartman and many cousins, nieces, and nephews that were very dear to him.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Floyd William Hutto and Tina Marie Stewart; siblings, James Wendall Hutto, Floy Marie Hutto Jones, Raymond Hutto, Norris Floyd Hutto, Forrest “Jake” Hutto, and Royce Glenn Hutto; and step siblings, Kathy Sue Hutto and Floyd William “Dude” Hutto.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to support neglected or abused animals. Morris cared deeply for animals, especially mules, and he personally rescued those he could. Donations can be made to Lost Meadows Mule Refuge https://www.mulerescue.org