Richard Kenneth Morell
Richard Kenneth Morell
  • January 23, 1971 - December 26, 2017
  • Temple, Texas

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Richard Kenneth Morell, 46, known as Rick to all that loved him, went home to be with our Lord on December 26, 2017 at 5:49 AM, after a long illness. He was born at Darnall Army Hospital in Ft. Hood Texas on January 23, 1971. He was the beloved and youngest son of Robert Kenneth Morell and Vyla Lou Morell.
He grew up as a military dependant therefore getting to travel and learning many new cultures. He graduated in 1990 from Copperas Cove High School, soon after, he joined the army, married and had children, Twins: Katherine and Nicholas Morell. He got to see and visit many states during his enlistment but settled here in central texas, which he considered home.
He was best known for loving our Lord Jesus with all his heart, soul, strength, and mind. He could be found on any given day spreading the Gospel for all to hear. He had a big heart for serving and loving his neighbours as himself. Even being in great pain for such a long time, if asked how he was doing, he would reply, "I'm very blessed, I woke up this morning with a beat in my heart and a breath in my lungs". Even though he was in pain most of the time, he gave us all such courage and hope. He would always remind everyone of the preciousness of life.
One of his passions was gardening and being thankful for God's creations. He would tenderly care for and pray over his gardens and they would flourish at the touch of God's hand, He loved fishing with his brothers as well, even if they didn't catch anything, he would still enjoy the journey and the quality time spent together.
He also pursued the path of becoming a culinary chef, he was very innovative with food, creating new dishes and putting together exciting menus, putting his own spin on it, he would call it "kicking it up a notch". He got the biggest joy in preparing and sharing his baked goods with his friends and family, you could taste the love he so cafefully weaved into whatever he was cooking or baking.
His other passion was the Dallas Cowboys, he was truly their # 1 fan, win or lose he stuck right by them, any time you saw him, he was sporting the blue and silver. He called them his Boyz.
He was preceded in death by his oldest brother, Robert Dean (Rob)Morell.
He is survived by his loving parents, Robert K. and Vyla L. Morell of Temple TX; His Children Katherine and Nicholas Morell of Bryan TX.; His Sister Vicky Morell-Sweatt of Belton TX; His Brother Randy Morell and wife Valera of Marble Falls TX; His Nieces: Veronica Mulhern of Temple TX; Misty Sweat of Belton TX; Brandi Sweat of Temple TX; Lauria Morell of Copperas Cove TX; Vyla B Morell Of Marble Falls TX; Nephews: Robert J. Morell of Copperas Cove TX; Daniel Sweat of Belton TX; Zachery Morell Of Boise ID; Several great Nieces and Nephews and a great-great Niece.
Visitation for Richard will be held Friday, December 29, 2017 from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home, Temple, Texas. A funeral service will be held Saturday, December 30, 2017 at 1:00 PM, Temple, Texas. Burial will occur at Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery, Killeen, TX. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Morell family.