Jack Morris


Jack Robert Morris, 75, of Garden City, died Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, at St. Catherine Hospital in Garden City.

Jack 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 garnandfh@sbcglobal.net. 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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