Jerry Louis Morris, Sr., 68, of Orange died Friday, March 30, 2012, at his residence. Funeral Services will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 3, 2012, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange with Reverend Jeff Bell officiating. Burial will follow at St. Mary Cemetery in Orange. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Monday, at the funeral home. Born in Orange on May 31, 1943, Jerry was the son of Jimmie D. and Violet Morris. He started his career at Levingston Shipyard as a pipefitter helper, working for various businesses through the shipyard industry as a pipefitter-welder, and went on to retire as a pipefitter superintendent from Signal International. Jerry was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great- grandfather. He was a lifetime member of the North American Hunting Club. He enjoyed many hobbies including, racing horses, wood working and raising animals. He was the co-owner of J&B Poultry farms. Most of all he enjoyed hunting and spending time at the ranch with his family and friends. Preceded in death by his parents and brother, Jimmie Dee Morris, Jerry is survived by his wife of 50 years, Mae Rose Morris of Orange; sons, Donald Glen Morris and wife, Cindy of Orange, Jerry Louis Morris, Jr. and wife, Rhonda of Orange; daughter, Beth Byerly and husband, Bruce of Orange; thirteen grandchildren; and nineteen great grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters, Trilby Hughes of Houston, Jenelle Bradley and husband, Charles of Orange; brothers, Douglas Morris of Orange, and Donald Morris of Orange; and sister-in-law, Jeanie Morris of Orange. Serving as Pallbearers will be Wesley Pachuca, Bubba Pachuca, Joe Nation, J.L. Morris, Tim Keltz and Cipriano Valencia. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Jerry Morris Memorial Fund at Bridge City Bank.
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Apr. 2, 2012