James A. Morris Aug. 30, 1929 - Feb. 9, 2008
LAKE FLORIDA -- James Allen Morris, 78, of Lake Florida died Saturday at his home. The service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Hope Presbyterian Church in rural Spicer. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery in New London. Military honors will be pro...
LAKE FLORIDA -- James Allen Morris, 78, of Lake Florida died Saturday at his home.
The service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Hope Presbyterian Church in rural Spicer. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery in New London. Military honors will be provided by the Spicer American Legion Henderson Lewis Post 545.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Johnson Funeral Home in New London and for one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials are preferred to Hope Presbyterian Church.
He was born Aug. 30, 1929, in Minneapolis to John and Irene (McElmurry) Morris. He grew up in South Minneapolis where he attended and graduated from Roosevelt High School. He graduated in 1952 from the University of Minnesota. He served in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955, where he was in the Counter Intelligence Corps. He returned to Minnesota and began teaching industrial arts in Round Lake and Orono.
He married Barbara Johnson on Aug. 9, 1956, in Alexandria. They lived in Wayzata. In 1960, they moved to Minnetonka and he took over the family business, Fraser Morris Electric. They lived in Minnetonka. In 1987 they moved to Minneapolis. He retired in 1994 and they moved to Lake Florida.
He was a former member of Faith Presbyterian Church in Minnetonka, where he served on the property and operation and stewardship committees. He was a member of Hope Presbyterian Church in Spicer, where he served on the board of deacons. He was also a member of the National Electrical Contractors Association, Building Owners and Managers Association of Minneapolis, Ducks Unlimited, NRA, Kiwanis, and the Spicer American Legion 545.
He is survived by his wife; sons: John (and Wendy) of Chula Vista, Calif., Dick (and Cindy) of Edina, and Bill (and Judi) of Minnetonka; seven grandchildren; and a sister: Susan Baumgartner of Bloomington.