James D. Morris “JD”

Born: 12/28/1945 Passed:

James D. Morris “JD” age 74, passed away June 22, 2020.  JD enjoyed watching wrestling and game shows, playing cards, and going to the casino to play Rock-N-Roll Bingo.  He collected eagles and loved to learn about history.  He was also a volunteer for the American Lung Association.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Aloysius Morris and Esther Morris-Benjamin (Walter); siblings, Genieve, Bud, Jerome, Pat, Aloysius Jr, Mary, Betty, Joann, Bob, Bill, Judy, Rose and Caroline.

He is survived by his wife, Elaine (Skoczen); his children, Colleen (Tim) Adkins, Callie (Paul) Greenwood, Daniel, James Jr and Jennifer; many grandchildren; stepchildren, Pamela (Adam) Rosebrock and Harry (Katie) Carter Jr.  “Uncle Grandpa” to Sophia, Josie, Iris, Savannah and soon to be grandson, Kent.  Proud grandpa to his “grandpups” Vader (deceased), Fritz, Nabisco, Zuey and Charlie.

Condolences and special memories can be shared with the family online at www.heritagecremationsociety.com

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13 Tributes to James D. Morris “JD”

  1. Allan & Michele Marcus says:

    We got along so well my friend and Wewill miss you terribly as well as your crazy jokes.RIP my friend

  2. Anonymous says:

    Honey, I will love and miss you til we meet again.

    Love Elaine

    • Erica Wright from MGM says:

      I will truly miss my chats on Monday mornings at MGM well he waited to play Bingo. He always had a smile and made friends with everyone he met. I will miss him as will so many others. I will miss his jokes and wonderful smile. Rest in heaven JD. You were loved by many. You will always be one of my favorite customers. Prayers for you and your family.

    • Lionel T Butler & The Right Track Transportation Company says:

      I’ve only had the pleasure of knowing JD for a short time. But it didn’t take long to figure out that he was a kind soul. He always went out of his way to be kind, to say nice things, and to try to make everyone laugh and smile. People like him are a rare breed. JD, you will definitely be missed my friend. RIH Buddy.

  3. Cathi Wilson says:

    All my love prayers and thoughts to you Elaine..Pam..and Harry
    JD was a very nice man..he would come in to my job..and I would give him pins for his hats..he always had a smile on his face that came over to me
    God has him now..and will watch over you as a guardian angel..love you guys..

    • Haddie Lewis says:

      My deepest sympathy to you Elaine. ????????????

      Rest in Heavenly Peace JD ????

    • Luanne Gresham says:

      My dearest Elaine and family….my heart goes out to you at this sad time….I never met JD but talked to him many times on the phone….he always had a laugh or two for me….he will be greatly missed….call me anytime you want to talk…RIP JD…God speed…See you on the other side….much love….

  4. Jaime barbee says:

    J.D.will be sadly missed. He was my favorite casino patron. We always had a Monday morning date when he came for rock n roll bingo. I loved that man like he was a part of my family. My condolences to Elaine and the family. God bless.

  5. Anonymous says:

    So sorry for your loss.

  6. Monica Lawrence says:

    My name is monica im a CA @ MC GREGOR PACE were Mr & Mrs Morris attended a few days out the week. When i first meet Mr Morris oh boy he was very polite. Always talk to us girls. Always complimented us on who good of a job we were doing always had little funny jokes. Just a all around great guy.
    My condolences to his family and to his wife Mrs Morris my Felicia (Insider) you are a strong lady an i know through God’s grace an mercy you will get through this
    Prayers sent????

  7. Kathy (Petunia ) Kaminski says:

    JD even though I only met him a few times once at a polka event and several times with his wife my Bestie at Big Boys he treated me like we were friends for decades . He was always friendly to me liked to tell me stories of his past and make lots of jokes . He was one of the good guys .He always had a smile on his face when I seen him I was so sad to hear of his illness and passing . Bestie I’m so sorry for the loss of the love of ur life . I’m praying for u and am with u in spirit during this most difficult and sorrowful time of your life .

  8. Sarah (Stiles) Lombard says:

    I am very sorry for your loss. I am Tootie’s (Joann Stiles) daughter. I tried to find you all when my Mom passed away last year but we lost things in a house fire.
    If any of his kids have questions about the Morris family or our grandparents, please pass along my name.

  9. Barbara McQuistion says:

    Our weekly bingo games will not be the same without “the mayor”. He never met a person he didn’t know.
    It was an honor for Dan and I to know you J. D. You and Elaine were a special couple.
    I know you are reuniting with family and friends in heaven, especially Dorothy Fuldheim.
    Rest in Peace My friend.

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