Jerry Morrow


Dr. Jerry L.

Morrow, Dr. Jerry L., of Knoxville, died February 18, 2013. He was born 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 it's 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. 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.

He is survived by his wife, Betsy; son and daughter-in-law, David and Stephanie Morrow, son and his girlfriend Michael Morrow and Casey Beck.

A memorial service will be held 4:00 p.m. Sunday at St. Elizabeth's Episcopal Church. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Special Olympics of Greater Knoxville, P.O. Box 34024, Knoxville, TN 37939,; or a . Online condolences may be sent to

Arrangements provided by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.

Funeral Home

Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel
6200 Kingston Pike Knoxville, TN 37919
(865) 588-8578

Published in Toledo Blade on Feb. 24, 2013