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Lindsey Funeral Homes

473 South Main Street, Harrisonburg, VA

OBITUARY

Jerry F. Morris

November 5, 1939February 25, 2020

Jerry F. Morris, of Harrisonburg, died unexpectedly at his Florida home on February 25, 2020 and went to be with his Lord at the age of eighty years.

Jerry was born to the late Guy and Lena Morris in Fort Worth, TX on November 5, 1939. He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Becky Morris; his daughter, Tracy Gunn and husband, Alec, of Waynesboro, VA; two grandchildren, Joshua and Jordan Wittig; one great-granddaughter, Avery Wittig; his son, Ricky Morris, of Roanoke, VA, and his granddaughter, Skylar Morris.

Jerry was an alumnus of Texas Christian University with a major in television broadcasting. He served six years in the Air National Guard. In 1970, Jerry left his sales position at Packaging Corporation of America to join his partners in starting Packaging Services, Inc., a corrugated box manufacturing plant in Weyers Cave. Jerry and his partners expanded their packaging companies throughout the mid-Atlantic. In 2000, Jerry co-founded InterChange Group, a warehousing, logistics and real estate development company in Harrisonburg, VA.

Jerry was very active in community and trade associations serving on the boards of Rockingham Memorial Hospital, Bridgewater College, Fiber Box Association and Freedom Alliance. He also was a long-term Rotarian and active member of Asbury United Methodist Church. Jerry was an avid golfer.

The Memorial Service has been postponed and will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations in honor of Jerry Morris to Freedom Alliance, a charitable organization that provides college scholarships to the children of military heroes and rehabilitation services to combat veterans recovering from the wounds of war. Jerry served as Chairman of the Board for Freedom Alliance and donations may be made in his honor at www.freedomalliance.org/donate or mailed to Freedom Alliance, 22570 Markey Court, Suite 240, Dulles, Virginia 20166, Attention: Memorial Gift in Honor of Jerry Morris.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.lindseyharrisonburg.com.

Services

  • The Memorial Service Has Been Postponed & Will Be Held At A Later Date

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MELANIE TOMASI

March 16, 2020

Jerry was one of the kindest gentlemen I have ever known. I consider it such a privilege to have been his friend. He never thought of himself, but always put others first. He doted on his precious wife Becky daily and had a special gleam in his eyes when talking about her. I enjoyed every minute talking with him, mostly about Becky or sports. I loved hearing his stories. He was charming, funny and thoughtful. He always asked for updates about my son's athletic and school performance and acted as proud of his accomplishments as I was. Jerry was truly a treasure. I just wish I had known him longer and had shared more stories with him. He will be missed but never forgotten.

Donlad Northrup

March 10, 2020

My childhood memories would not be complete without many stories about Mr. Morris. He was a mentor, father figure and a wise and honest soul. Quick with a joke and always willing to listen to the ramblings of a child. Even one that wasn't his own.
My heart hurts for you all.
God Speed, sir.

Dennis Rivet

March 9, 2020

Becky, Rick, and family,
It was my true privilege to get to know Jerry and your family the past few years. He was a wonderful man and I shall keep him and your family in my prayers. May the memories of 55 years together sustain you during this time.
Sincere condolences,
Dennis Rivet, MD

Diane Harris Guzzi

March 4, 2020

We never know what we have to face daily. Having been in the same situation we are feeling your pain. You are constantly in our thoughts and prayers. Love Diane Harris and Bob Guzzi

Joshua Wittig

March 3, 2020

Paw Paw, even though our time together was cut short unexpectably I have gained a lifetime of wisdom, guidance, and support from you. If I am half of the man you were then I'll consider myself a great success. You showed me the way and I just hope to make you proud one day.
With all my heart,
Joshua Wittig

Cathy Slusher

March 3, 2020

Becky,
I am so so sorry for the loss of Jerry. My heart is with you, as are my prayers. He was an amazing man, and will be missed. I pray for the wonderful memories to give you comfort.
With deepest sympathy
Cathy

Skylar Morris

February 28, 2020

A great teacher🙂. A great PawPaw. ❤️

Robin Schieffer Bales

February 28, 2020

Hi Becky, I am so very sorry about the loss of Jerry. In the times that I talked with him over the years, I really enjoyed his enthusiasm and quick wit. We shared our love for Texas Christian University. He seem to have a sparkle in his eye. I know you’ve had many wonderful memories over the years. I know also this will be a very difficult time of transition. I will be praying for you. ❤️❤️

Love,
Robin Schieffer

Tracy Gunn

February 28, 2020

I have always looked up to my dad in my own quiet way, and that will never change.

Rick Morris

February 28, 2020

How we spent our Saturday visits if not watching TCU football or Golf Channel. Dad never ceased to amaze me with his vision or his determination to make a dream a reality. He will always be one of the greatest minds I’ve ever known......😊

FROM THE FAMILY