Published 3/2/2013 in ObituariesJack Robert Morris, 75, of Garden City, died Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, at St. Catherine Hospital in Garden City.
He was born July 5, 1937, in Garden City, to Raymond and Leta Keith Morris. He graduated from Garden City High School.
Mr. Morris served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean conflict. After the service, he returned to Garden City, where he worked as a self-employed farmer and stockman. In 1979, he moved to Kissimmee, Fla., where he worked as a fishing guide. In the late 1980s, he moved to Wichita, where he worked as a master plumber. In 2010, he moved back to Garden City, where he has lived since.
In 1958, he married Alice Anne Cherry in Brooklyn, N.Y. In 1990, he married Pat Herrscher in Wichita.
Mr. Morris was a member of and very active with Garden City Church of the Nazarene. He was a member of the Finney County Sheriff's Posse and he delivered Meals on Wheels. He enjoyed bowling, fishing, playing golf, bird watching and flying.
Survivors include a son, Raymond Morris of Garden City; two daughters, Virginia Kelly of Piedmont, Okla., and Christina Becker of Garden City; a sister, Dorothy Hunter of Overland Park; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Pat; his parents; a son, Gregory Wayne "Greg" Morris; and two brothers, Jerry and James Morris.
Funeral will begin at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Garden City Church of the Nazarene. Burial will follow at Valley View Cemetery in Garden City.
There will be no visitation. Condolences may be emailed to email@example.com. Memorials are suggested to Garden City Church of the Nazarene or Wounded Warriors, both in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 412 N. Seventh St., Garden City, KS 67846.
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If memory serves me right, Jack was the leading force to form the volunteer Sheriff's Posse, a vital public safety provider to our community. He purchased and donated the first Sheriff's Posse vehicles. Rest In Peace Deputy Jack Morris.
Posted by: Mark Mayo on 3/4/2013
You couldn't see Jack without smiling. He always had a smile and kind word to say. He loved to serve and did it with a giving heart. We will miss you greatly Jack. Our Church was so blessed to have you part of our family.
Posted by: Shelly Schap on 3/4/2013
We're definitely gonna miss seeing Jack in Sunday School and service every week as well as serving in the dinner line on Wednesday nights but rejoicing that he's waiting for us in heaven.
Posted by: Teresa Penner on 3/2/2013
Jack Morris Family
With great memories I am sorry to hear about your fathers passing. We shared so much in growing up years as neighbors and was kind of bitter sweet to see your names to reconnect. May the memories you have of your dad continue through out your lives. Thinking of you.
Sharon Dechant Koons
Posted by: Sharon Dechant Koons on 3/2/2013