Walter Jack Morris, Sr.
Walter (Jack) Morris of Dothan, Alabama went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, October 5, 2019. He was 83.
Funeral services will be at 4 p.m. Thursday, October 10, 2019 at First United Methodist Church Dothan with Rev. Allie Freeman officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park. The family will receive friends beginning at 2:30 p.m. in the Parlor of First United Methodist Dothan until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to “In Christ’s Name Fund” c/o FUMC, 1380 W. Main Street, Dothan, AL 36301.
Born in Atlanta, Georgia on October 9, 1935 to the late Walter and Mary Landers Morris. In 1942 Jack moved to Dothan where he lived most of his life. Upon graduation from Dothan High School, Class of 1955, he attended Auburn University before joining the 115 AC & W Squadron (a division of the Air National Guard), located at Hall Station. While at Dothan High, Jack met the love of his life, Glenda Hodges. Jack and Glenda married on March 17, 1957 and were married for 55 years before her passing on October 8, 2012. Jack had numerous hobbies and interests including coaching baseball and football, watching Atlanta Braves baseball, watching any Auburn University sport, playing bridge at First Methodist and First Baptist, and watching his children or grandchildren participate in sports, plays, or other activities. He was a faithful member of First United Methodist Church Dothan and dearly loved all the ministries there especially the Pathfinders Sunday School Class.
One of Jack’s true joys in life was spending time with his family. In addition to his parents, Jack was preceded in death by his wife, Glenda Hodges Morris; his in-laws, Glenwood and Ollie B. Hodges; four brothers-in-law, James Nix, John Robert Armstrong, Terry Bird, and Everett Juergens; one sister-in-law, Judy Armstrong; and two nephews, Landy Morris and Jim Joyce. Survivors include his four children, Jack (Jan) Morris, Marilyn (Thomas) Howard, Mary Beth (Steven) Lloyd, and Ross (Melissa) Morris. Survivors also include three siblings, Larry (JoAnn) Morris, Mary Juergens, and Martha Nix; one brother-in-law, William (Betty) Hodges; one sister-in-law, Wanda (Frank) Steinhauer; nine grandchildren, Scott (Helen) Morris, Morris (Maddy) Howard, Leslie (Brenton) Anderson, Pate (Grace) Howard, Abbie Morris, Bailey Morris, Garrett Morris, Shelby Lloyd, and Emily Lloyd; seven nieces, four nephews, many great nieces and nephews, and a special friend, Ann Cook.
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