Franklin Leo Morish

June 12, 1937 ~ April 10, 2023 (age 85) 85 Years Old

Franklin Morish Obituary

Franklin Leo Morish, 85, of Rockport, Texas passed away April 10,2023. He was born to Benjamin and Mary Aline Morish in Palacios on June 12,1937.

Leo, the most loving and devoted husband, dad, and "Pop," is survived by his son, Robbie; daughter, Amy (Curtice) Brennan; 7 grandchildren, 2 great-granddaughters, and numerous nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his brother, Alton Kinsel; sister, Marilyn Prater; and sister-in-law, Nell Reed. 

Leo is preceded in death by his parents, wife, Mary Evelyn "Sissy" Morish; daughter, Sarah Morish Predom; brothers Billy Barnett, Joe Barnett, Gene Morish; and sisters, Fay Hicks, Margaret Hassel, and Carol Huffman.

Before moving to Rockport, Leo and Sissy were long-time residents of Point Comfort, where they raised their three children. Leo avidly supported youth baseball as he coached his children's teams to many winning seasons. Furthermore, they trekked throughout the United States while sharing their fondness for camping with family and friends. Anyone who knew Leo knew that he and Sissy spent many years playing volleyball with all three kids in tow. After their move to Rockport, Leo continued to work at Alcoa's Point Comfort facility until his retirement after 42 years of service. 

In addition to Leo's love for his family and friends, his passion for Bluegrass music and his musical talents were shared as a member of Pat Fagan's, San Antonio River Coyotes. One could often find Leo and his son, Robbie, gathering with other talented musicians to sit and pick. Whether Leo was playing his stand-up bass or listening, his blue eyes sparkled with pure delight. 

To know Leo was to love Leo. His big heart, uncanny sense of humor, and zest for life were like none other. Leo saw the good in everyone and would find the rainbow on life's rainy days. Leo did not let life's circumstances define the person he became; he never viewed himself as orphaned. Leo regarded himself as privileged because he was given opportunities as a young boy to work for local farmers in return for food and board. He graduated high school and received a football scholarship at San Angelo College. 

Visitation will be held at First Baptist Church of Rockport on Thursday, April 13, 2023, from 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM, with funeral services beginning at 2:00 PM. Burial will follow at Rockport Cemetary. 


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