June 26, 1943 - January 20, 2016
Morris Wayne ”Moe” Blaylock went home to be with his Lord on January 20th 2016 at 8:30 pm. He was admitted to Baylor hospital in downtown Dallas where he died from complications due to a stroke. He took his last breath in the arms of his wife while surrounded by his brother and beloved friends. He was 72 years old. He is preceded in death by his parents, his brothers Van, Lavon, Gentry and Ronnie. He is survived by his wife Luella, Brothers Robert and Jerry Ray (JR) and his sister Vivian Finn.
Morris was born in Alfalfa Center, Mississippi County, Missouri on June 26th 1943. He was one of seven siblings born to Mary Daisy and George Blaylock, and referred to by his brothers as ”the good son”! Life as the son of sharecroppers meant moving a lot, in excess of 15 times prior to entering high school in Hayti, a small town in the boot heel of Missouri. A quiet but very friendly young man, his high school years were spent running track and country roads. Also known for his good looks, his classmate Judy said she didn’t know anyone who didn’t like him.
Shortly after graduation, Morris packed a brown paper sack with some clothes and headed for big city life in Chicago. Brother Gentry gave him a temporary roof and a couch, and a reference for a job with the railroad. Two years later Morris would begin his 50 plus year career in graphic arts within the exhibit industry. He crafted his skill, took on leadership roles and earned the respect of his peers and superiors. As his friend Tom said, “when Moe told me I made something that looked good I knew I had done it right.”
Morris married the love of his life on May 3rd 1974. City Hall did the honors on that day, but on their 25th anniversary Morris and Luella pledged their lives and their love to their heavenly Father in a renewal of vows ceremony. They grew a family of brothers and sisters in Christ, many of whom today would say they were blessed to know him. Numerous children passed through their home in their 41 years of marriage…..children of the four legged feline variety! He laughed, but agreed, when once told “Forget the quiche, real men love cats”!
Apart from his friends and family, his greatest loves in life included all animals, motorcycles, motorcycle road trips, and bacon! Not necessarily in that order!
But it was his gentle and caring side that made him who he was. Never craving recognition, humble in his heart, and always there for those who needed him, sometimes to a fault. He was passionate about his country, loved easily and was quick to forgive. He will be missed.
Memorial service to be held Monday, February 1st at Bent Tree Bible Fellowship, 4141 International Parkway, Carrollton TX 75007 at 11:30.
Flowers, if any, to be sent to 1707 Willow Rd, Carrollton TX 75006 prior to the service. In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to East West Ministries at eastwest.org
Arrangements are under the direction of
ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75252