Morrison M.B. Lonis
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Morrison M.B. Lonis
  • August 6, 1921 - December 6, 2017
  • Canyon, Texas

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Morrison "MB" Lonis, 96, of Canyon, passed away Wednesday, December 6, 2017. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Friday, December 8, 2017 at Memorial Park Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, December 9, 2017 in Memorial Park Cemetery with Chaplain John Shattuck officiating. M.B. was born on August 6, 1921 in The Rock Springs Community (west of Goldthwaite) to Baldwin H. and Gaudie Lonis of Seagraves. M.B. grew up in Seagraves and attended Willow Springs Community School, until the end of his sixth grade. M.B. married Frances J. Smith Lonis on October 21, 1964. He retired from Southwestern Public Service Company as an electrician, after 38 years of service. M.B. was a member of the IBEW Electrical Workers Union. M.B.'s hobbies included being at home sitting on the front porch looking out over the countryside and his neighbor's animals, fishing and gardening. His favorite football team was the Dallas Cowboys. M.B. enjoyed listening to ballgames on the radio and his audio bible. M.B. was very proud of his 1964 Ford pickup truck, but was especially proud of his two grandsons!! He was preceded in death by his parents, wife; Frances J. Smith Lonis on May 22, 2003, stepdaughter; Sandra Tennel, a brother; Reverend H.C. Lonis, two sisters; Florence Nickell and Bonita Hampton. M.B. is survived by daughter, Rita Blevins and husband Ray of Canyon; stepson, Rudy Leyva and wife Debbie of Amarillo; stepdaughter, Sharon DaSilva of Orlando, Florida; grandsons, Cody and Dusty Blevins both of Amarillo. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials donations to your local Alzheimer's Association, Humane Society, or SkyWest Assisted Living Center's activity fund; 2623 12th Ave, Canyon, Texas 79015.