Leo Lee Morrow, 71, of Las Cruces, NM entered eternal rest on Thursday, January 19, 2023 at Mesilla Valley Hospice in Las Cruces, NM from complications of kidney failure.
Visitation will take place at eleven o’clock in the morning on Friday, January 27, 2023 at Baca’s Funeral Chapel in Silver City, NM. A graveside service will follow at one o’clock at the Morrow Family Posey Place Cemetery in White Signal, NM. Officiating are Mr. G.G. Gore and Mr. Jerry McDonald. Please bring a chair for the graveside service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the White Signal Community Hall, 12 Camino Seco, Silver City, NM 88061.
Serving as Pallbearers will be Leonard Morrow, Warren Morrow, Clayton Britton, Cody Britton, Kenny Morrow, and Chad Taylor.
Honorary Pallbearers are Chase Gould and Logan Morrow.
Leo was born on January 4, 1952 in Rifle, Colorado to Leon and Mildred Morrow (Cole). He was a man full of love, adventure, and hard work. Above all else, Leo cherished his wife and kids. Leo’s number one priority was making sure they were taken care of. He loved and was close to both of his siblings, Leonard and Leona. They would call or text daily. Leo loved spending time talking about the days he grew up causing mayhem with his friends. Even in his golden years, it was common to find him pulling pranks and making everyone laugh. He loved animals, listening to music, and most of all, he loved to sing. He always had a dog or two that would follow him around wherever he went. He had many horses, that he broke himself, who became his compadres. He loved the owls that would come around yearly to have their babies in his shop. He would sing to everyone and, if you were lucky, he would get his guitar and play a few tunes. You could go to his house, office, or pickup and hear the music blaring. He loved country, blue grass, and even a little rock-n-roll.
Leo met his better half, Faye Williamson, at a high school football game in 1970. They married shortly after on June 16, 1973 and had three children, Jenny, Julie, and Kenny. They shared fifty wonderful years of marriage, raising kids, traveling, and enjoying their grandbabies.
In 1972, Leo, along with his father Leon, started a construction company in Silver City, NM. M&M Construction operated until 1984 at which point, Leo relocated to Las Cruces, NM and founded a precast concrete company, Leco Industries. Leco Industries supplies various precast concrete products to contractors and government agencies throughout New Mexico and West Texas. He was so proud of his product that he will be laid to rest in a custom-made concrete vault.
He is survived by his wife, Faye Morrow (Williamson), AKA Yo-dee-yo, his daughters Jennifer Britton, AKA Tekan (Clayton), Julie Gould, AKA Toad, his son Kenneth Morrow, AKA 7 (Dorothy). He is survived by 7 grandkids, Cody Britton, AKA BIG Guy (Melissa), Corie Britton AKA Corney, Gracie Gould AKA Roof Scraper, Chase Gould AKA Mad Man. Chad Taylor AKA Chadvick, Logan Morrow AKA Vogan, and Hailie Morrow; one brother, Leonard Morrow AKA Ching (Mary), all of Las Cruces, NM; one sister, Leona Taylor AKA Smog (Clint) of White Signal NM; as well as many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Leon and Mildred Morrow; one brother, Johnny Morrow; one sister, Carol Ann Morrow