Obituary published May 13, 2013 in The Mexico Ledger

John H. Morris, 69, of Auxvasse passed away at his home surrounded by family on May 9, 2013. He was born December 27, 1943 in Bachelor, the son of the late Theodore Morris and the late Pearl (Morris) Morris. On December 14, 1963 he was united in marriage to Joyce (McConnell) Morris, who preceded him in death in 1990. The couple had five children, Lora, Lisa, Angela, Kari, and John. On November 11, 1992, John was united in marriage to Shirley (Carroz) Morris, who survives his passing at the home.
In addition to his wife, John will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by four daughters, Lora Watts and husband, Jason, of Ashland, Lisa Ballard and husband, Bill, of Columbia, Angela Morris of Columbia, and Kari Vermette and husband, Roger, of Columbia; one son, John Wesley Morris of St. Louis; 14 grandchildren, Amy Lee, Erica and Brayden Watts, Katie Taylor, Joshua Grantham, Zachary and Matthew Ballard, Adrianna Johnson, Elijah, Elaina, and Abigail Vermette, and Alexis and Ava Morris and Dylan Smith; and two great grandchildren, Brandon Ballard and McKinley Lewis.
John liked to fish, mushroom hunt and be outdoors, play cards with friends, and enjoyed spending time with his family. He also enjoyed working on his cars, a 1973 Mercury Montego and his 1988 Fox Body Mustang, which he loved.
Funeral services will be 11:00am on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at Grand Prairie Baptist Church in Auxvasse under the direction of Maupin Funeral Home with Pastor Benjamin Taylor officiating. Visitation will be held from 5:00pm to 8:00pm on Monday, May 13, 2013 also at Grand Prairie Baptist Church in Auxvasse. Interment will be held in Auxvasse Cemetery.
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