SHELBY – John Terry Morrow was born Jan. 1, 1958, and departed his life on Nov. 7, 2013. He was a native of Cleveland County and the youngest son born to the late William Henry Morrow and Selma Whittenburg Morrow.
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John was educated in the Shelby, Cleveland County and Charlotte, Mecklenburg school systems, and he graduated from East Mecklenburg High School in 1976. John was employed by US Airways as a Ramp/Catering Agent and a veteran of the United States Air Force. He was a graduate of the Horticulture American River College, Sacramento, Calif., where he became a successful business man in various trades from plumbing to construction.
In addition to his father, he is preceded in death by his three brothers, William "Billie," Willie Lane and Jerry.
Those left to cherish his memories include his son, Jani Antonio Morrow of Sacramento, Calif.; mother, Selma Whittenburg Morrow of Charlotte; nine sisters, Betty Whittenburg Wilson of Jamaica, N.Y., Kathryn Whittenburg, Ruth Hopper (Thomas), Flora Morrow, and Joyce Coleman, all of Shelby, Debra Lockhart of Cibola, Texas, Marilyn Houston (Willie) of Valdosta, Ga., and Lebra Nance and Kimberly Morrow of Charlotte; three aunts, Annie Terrell of Philadelphia, Penn., Lottie Morrow of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Sylvia Morrow of Lenoir; one uncle, Johnny Gaither of Philadelphia, Penn.; one great-aunt, Lillie Mae Lorance of Alexandria, Va.; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.
He was well loved and respected by his family and friends everywhere. He will be greatly missed.
Visitation: The family will receive friends a half hour prior to the service.
Funeral service: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Grier Funeral Services Chapel, 115 John McCarroll Avenue, Charlotte
Burial: Immediately following at the Veterans Cemetery in Salisbury
Funeral home: Grier Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, may be made to
GRIER FUNERAL SERVICE
115 JOHN MCCARROLL AVE
Charlotte, NC 28216
Published in Shelby Star on Nov. 12, 2013