Jim "Jimmie" Morris
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Jimmie C. Morris, age 75, Webb City, passed away on Wednesday, June 4, 2008, at 4:10 p.m. in St. John’s Regional Medical Center Palliative Care Unit. Jim was born Oct. 13, 1932, in Webb City, son of the late Ralph Morris and Vela Highley Morris. He graduated from Webb City High School in 1950, and then received his degree in engineering from Joplin Junior College. He worked as an industrial engineer for several companies in the Joplin area prior to co-founding Mid-Con Cables, of Joplin, where he retired in the early 1990s as general manager after 22 years. Jim also retired from the Missouri National Guard with the rank of major and was the commander of the 203rd Battalion Commander. He was a past president of the Webb City Jaycees. Jim was baptized by his son, Rev. Joe Morris, on Jan. 2, 2000, and became an active member of Wildwood Baptist Church where he enjoyed being part of Bart’s Men’s Sunday School Class and the Wednesday morning breakfast. In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by a brother, Edward “Bud” Morris; and a grandson, Shane Morris. Survivors include his wife of nearly 50 years, Connie Hale Morris, of the home; three sons, Jasper J. Morris and Alla, of Webb City, John W. Morris and wife, Sally, of Burleson, Texas, and Rev. Joe Morris and wife, Donna, of Webb City; daughter, Cindy Scholl and husband, Wally, of Webb City; brother, Ralph Morris and wife, Connie, of Montrose, Colo.; grandchildren, Dustin Morris, Daniel Morris, Johnisha McRay and husband, Brandon, Chad DeGraffenreid and wife, Miranda, Samantha Morris, Leslie Morris, Jessica Morris, Kayli Morris, Zachary Morris and Veronika Morris; and great-grandchildren, Allyssa, John Patrick, Haylen, Bailey and Dakota. Funeral services will be Monday, June 9, at 2 p.m. in Wildwood Baptist Church with Dr. Robert L. Warren officiating. Interment will follow in Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery with family serving as pallbearers and honorary pallbearers will be members of Bart’s Sunday School class and Terry James, Don Miller, John Myers and Jim Toutz. The family will receive friends at Parker Mortuary on Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m. The family request that memorial contributions be made to Wildwood Baptist Church Building Fund. Online condolences may be made at parkermortuary.com

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Published in The Joplin Globe from Jun. 5 to Jun. 7, 2008.
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June 6, 2008
Dear Connie & family: I just read the Globe on line, and saw where Jim had passed away. We wish to convey our sincere sympathy to you and family at this time, and pray that God will comfort you in your time of grief.
Glenna & Leon Cochran
June 6, 2008
our sincerest condolences and prayers to Connie,family, and other loved ones. The angels rejoice when one of God's children comes home . Just listen to them, now.
Rev Richard, JHS '1951 and Elaine Smith
June 6, 2008
My prayers are with you and your family. May God give you peace, joy and comfort during this time. Emilie Ward
Emilie Ward
June 6, 2008
Brother Joe,
I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. i always heard great thing about your Dad. He will be greatly missed.
Love,
Kristen Boucher (Toler)
June 6, 2008
My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Carol Eck
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