James P. Morr
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MANSFIELD: James P. Morr, 76, of Mansfield passed away at home, Thursday January 23, 2014 following a brief illness.
The son of Glen and Edna (Phillips) Morr, Jim was born in Barberton on October 1, 1937, and grew up in Mansfield.
While in Fort Worth, Texas he graduated from high school. Jim served in the Navy where he studied aviation. He was honorably discharged in 1959.
In the 1960's, Jim worked at Mansfield Lahm Airport as an aviation instructor. He later taught as a flight instructor at The Ohio State University. Jim retired in 2006 from Regal Cinemas as an aviation mechanic. In 2009 he returned to Mansfield to be closer to his children and grandchildren.
Jim enjoyed woodworking and hand crafted furniture. Expressing a creative side, he also made custom jewelry and crafts, all of which were given to family and friends. Gifted with an engineer's mind, Jim was quite the problem solver. He also built custom, single seat experimental planes.
Jim was a member of the Mansfield Venus Masonic Lodge #152.
He is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Dawn (Jeff) Williams of Mansfield and Jenifer (Dan) Houston of Lexington; grandchildren, Zack (Andrea) Alleshouse, Hannah Williams, Jake and Kyle Houston; sisters Polly (Tony) O'Flaherty of San Antonio, Texas and Mary Wilson of North Carolina; special sister-in-law, Phyllis McPhern.
Along with his parents, Jim was preceded in death by his wife, Vivian Morr who passed away in 1976.
A memorial gathering will be Sunday, January 26, 2014 where the family will receive friends from 1-4 pm in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions to MedCentral Hospice may be made through the funeral home.
Online condolences to the family may be made by visiting: SnyderFuneralHomes.com
Snyder Funeral Home
2553 Lexington Avenue Mansfield, OH 44904-1423
Published in the News Journal on Jan. 24, 2014