James R. Morrow Sr, 87, Kokomo, passed away at 6:40 p.m. Saturday, April 30, 2022, at Waterford Place Health Campus. He was born March 12, 1935, in Kokomo to James O. and Edith M. (Barnett) Morrow. On June 16, 1956, he married Peggy Springer in St. Patrick Catholic Church. She preceded him in death on September 19, 2015.
Jim was a 1953 Kokomo High School graduate. He worked as a barber cutting hair in his home, as well as working in the metallurgical lab at Continental Steel, Haynes Stellite, and plants in Fort Wayne and Tipton. Jim enjoyed coaching youth baseball as well as refereeing high school basketball. He was an avid IU basketball, Cubs baseball, and Notre Dame football fan. Fishing and spending time at Bruce Lake were some of his fondest memories as well as traveling with his wife Peggy. A member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, Jim also loved volunteering at St. Joan of Arc. Most of all, he loved spending time with his family especially all his grandchildren.
Survivors include his children, Julie (Mark Gentry) Morrow, Jan (Tim) Harper, Jill (Ron Courts) Powell, Jim (Lisa) Morrow Jr, Jodi (Scott) Walter, and Jon Morrow; grandchildren, Jami (Robert) Marple, Adam (Lindsey) Powell, Aaron (Lindsey) Harper, Rachael (Josh Wilhelm) Dick, Rob Morrow, Renae (Josh) Robirds, Matt (Stacy) Walter, Cory (Iliana) Walter, Evan Morrow, Allison Morrow, Breann (Anthony) Hilpert, and Kaitlyn Morrow; great-grandchildren, Alexis (Britan Carroll) Marple, Hannah Marple, Makayla Harper, Austin Harper, Jase Harper, Grayson Powell, Ayla Robirds, and Leighton Robirds; great-great-grandchildren, Harper Kendall, Ella Carroll, Brentley Carroll, and Maddox Vernon; and a brother, Don Morrow.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; sisters, Betty White and Dorothy Horwitz; brothers, Jack Morrow and Paul Morrow; and a great-great-grandson, Lucas.
The family wishes to thank the various caregivers at Silver Birtch, special family at Waterford Place, Guardian Angel, and Christina at Adaptive Aid, who showed Jim such love.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, May 5, 2022, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 1229 N. Washington St, with Rev. Fr. Stephen Duquaine, the celebrant and Rev. Fr. Elliot Zak, con celebrant. Entombment will follow in Sunset Memory Garden Cemetery Mausoleum. Friends may visit with the family from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Wednesday at Shirley & Stout Funeral Home & Crematory, 1315 West Lincoln Road where the Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Messages of condolence may be left at www.shirleyandstout.com.
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