MORROW, DR. JERRY L. - of Knoxville, died February 18, 2013. He was born October 5, 1933 in Toledo, Ohio and came to Knoxville in 1984 to teach in the public relations sequence of the University of Tennessee's College of Communications. He also taught at the University of Toledo and had served as its director of university relations. Dr. Morrow received bachelor of arts and doctor of philosophy degrees from the University of Toledo and a master of science degree with honors from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, New York, NY. He was a member of the Society of Professional Journalists and the Public Relations Society of America. He served as adviser to the University of Tennessee student chapter of PRSA. He was twice named the College of Communications Outstanding Faculty Member and was a recipient of an RCA-NBC Earl Godwin Memorial Fellowship. Dr. Morrow served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War and received the Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation and the Good Conduct Medal. Dr. Morrow was preceded in death by his mother and stepfather Jennie and Nicholas Hodak, his brother Jack Morrow and his father and stepmother Walter and Jean Morrow. He is survived by his wife Betsy; son and daughter-in-law David and Stephanie Morrow, Gaithersburg, MD; son and his girlfriend Michael Morrow and Casey Beck, Knoxville. A memorial service will be held 4:00 PM Sunday at St. Elizabeth's Episcopal Church, 110 Sugarwood, Farragut, with Rev. Carol Westpfahl officiating. Dr. Morrow will be laid to rest February 26 in a private service with military honors at the East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery, Lyons View Pike, Knoxville. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the FISH Food Pantry, Bruce Pint, treasurer, 6809 Avensong LN., Knoxville, TN 37909; Special Olympics of Greater Knoxville, P.O. Box 34024, Knoxville, TN 37939, knoxvillespecialolympics.org; or a
. Online condolences may be sent to www.rosemortuary.com. The family will receive friends 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM Saturday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.
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Published in Knoxville News Sentinel from Feb. 22 to Feb. 24, 2013