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James Broadus "Jim" Morrow(1940 - 2013)

James Broadus

"Jim" Morrow

Fairview - James Broadus "Jim" Morrow, 72, entered into eternal life on June 15, 2013, the anniversary of his wedding day to Mary forty-five years ago.

Jim was born on December 6, 1940 to the late John Broadus and Gertrude Guffey Morrow of Fairview, North Carolina. Jim attended Fairview School and then AC Reynolds High School and was best remembered as a genuine, kind person. Jim attended Mars Hill College for three years and then served in the United States Army from 1963-1965.

Jim worked for Gray and Creech for twenty-seven years, and then after a two week "retirement", went to work for Ken Wilson Ford where he enjoyed ten additional years of serving customers with kindness and integrity.

Jim was a member of Grassy Branch Baptist Church where he served as Treasurer for thirteen years. He loved his church family and enjoyed volunteering in the church Nursery with his wife Mary. While at Grassy Branch, Jim taught the Pioneers in AWANA for ten years, and actively participated in both and the local Man to Man support group for prostate cancer survivors.

Jim enjoyed taking his family on vacations, maintaining the family land where he was raised and lived his whole life, and working hard at perfecting his golf game although not as much as he worked at perfecting his faith. Jim's family was his life, especially his grandchildren who called him "Papa" and for whom he was a hero and loving caregiver. He also cherished his friends, both old and new, and was known for giving family and close friends special nicknames that we each treasure.

For Jim, to live was Christ and to die was gain; his hope was the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. He lived his faith through his kindness, compassion, patience and selflessness.

Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife, Mary; children, Stephen (Angela) of Wilmington DE, Heather (Christopher) Morrow-Almeida of Portland OR, and Holli (William) Morrow-McCarley of Iva SC; grandchildren, Andrew, Ethan, Rose, William and the little "papoose", as Jim called his newest grandbaby, due in August. Additionally, Jim is survived by his sisters June (Jerry) Napier, Elaine Lisenbee and Ann (Richard) Bellflower, their children and grandchildren for whom he was a favorite uncle, as well as many other relatives and friends.

The family will receive guests on Friday, June 21, 2013 from 6 - 8 p.m. at Grassy Branch Baptist Church, 499 Riceville Rd., Asheville, NC. The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, June 22, 2013 at 2 pm, also at the church, Reverends Ken Sausedo, Charles Rogers, and Chris Reese officiating. A private burial will be immediately after at the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church cemetery in Fairview.

The family requests memorial donations be made to Jim's Team at:
http://www.grassybranch.org/relay.html
To leave condolences for Jim's Family, please visit: http://jamesbroadusmorrow.blogspot.com/
Groce Funeral Home on Patton Ave. is assisting the family.

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Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on June 19, 2013
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