John Calvin "JC" MORRIS(1932 - 2014)

MORRIS, John Calvin

John Calvin "JC" Morris, 81, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 9th, 2014 with his family by his side.

He was born in Fort Worth, TX on December 2, 1932 to John C. Morris and Olivia Naumann. Shortly after his birth, the family moved to Austin where he had lived most of his life. He was admitted in Texas School for the Deaf in 1941 and graduated in 1954. While a student at TSD, he was involved in all sports and was considered a great athlete.

Upon his graduation, he worked as a printer at Austin American-Statesman for 40 years until his retirement in 1994. He was very involved in the Deaf Community in various aspects- sports, organizations, and clubs. Over the years, his interests and hobbies included, but not limited to, golf (#1 sport), bowling, basketball, softball, coaching, gardening, bargaining at garage sales, taking dogs for walks, and spending quality time with the family.

He was survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Janet; and son, Gary.

The family wishes to express their gratitude to the staff at Monte Siesta and Odyssey Hospice as they made the final journey in his life very comfortable.

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Published in Austin American-Statesman from Feb. 12 to Feb. 13, 2014