Your browser does not support script
Obituaries
Wallace Funeral Home
Locations
Barboursville, WV FAMILY OWNED & OPERATED
Milton, WV FAMILY OWNED & OPERATED
Pre-Need Information
Online Contact Form
Obituaries
Dolcie Marie Peck 1934-2020
Gregory Allen Pelfrey Not Listed-2020
Stephen Mack Jacobson 1936-2020
Eva "Gerry" Geraldine Stowasser Keaton 1932-2020
Samantha Beth Weatherholt 1950-2020
More >>

Click Here to Search Wallace Funeral Home Obituaries
Links Of Interest
Tri State Wilbert Vault
DISTRIBUTOR OF WILBERT VAULTS
WILBERT BURIAL VAULTS
FOREMOST IN BURIAL VAULTS

TFM Links
Home
Obituaries
Memorials
Locator
You Should Know
Our Goals
Contact Us

Wallace Funeral Home
Barboursville, WV FAMILY OWNED & OPERATED

Barboursville, West Virginia 25504
Phone: (304) 736-3431
Fax: (304) 736-3469
Contact us with questions and comments
Web Site: http://www.timeformemory.com/wallace

H. O. "Jack" Morris Jr. Click for Condolences      Printable Version
1930 - 2020

H. O. H. O. “Jack” Morris Jr. 90, of Huntington, W.Va., and Hilton Head, S.C., passed away Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at Cabell Huntington Hospital. He was born June 22, 1930, in Ansted, WV, a son of the late Harold Otis Morris Sr. and Hallie Thomasson Morris. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother and sister-in-law, Kenton and Ailene Morris. He is survived by his loving wife of 70 years, Rose Zella Morris; two daughters and sons-in-law, Lynn and Dr. Jim Butler of Barboursville and Beth and Edward Clatworthy of Inverness, Florida; one son and daughter-in-law, Hal Morris and Loretta Weiss-Morris of Hopatcong, NJ; one brother and sister-in-law, David and Joyce Morris of Florida; grandchildren, Eric Butler, Amy Parsons (Matt), Julie Pyles (Ashley), Joe Clatworthy and Andrea Clatworthy; three great-grandchildren, Asa, Amelia, and Latisha; and many nieces and nephews. Jack Morris loved his family more than anything. At 20 years old, he married his 17-year-old bride, skipping college to make their own home and start a family (being head over heels in love, apparently). He went to work for The Nickel Plant as we knew it, and in very little time was working with their first computers, in payroll. He continued learning computers as they developed, and was highly valued by the company. In the mid-1950s, he bought a tiny cheap house that needed all new plumbing and electricity, and he created all that with no prior knowledge. By the very late 50s the family was able to afford a house in the suburbs with a creek and a wooded hillside behind it. Almost all of his pleasures were with the family. He didn’t have time for golf or sports spectatorship (those he took up later), but got into bridge clubs, and developed a network of friends who made their own fun together, usually with children close to the ages of his own. But he did have time to take us on regular two week camping vacations, mostly in national parks where the children swam and floated on air mattresses, with him in the middle, exuding fun. After the woodsy camps with ice cold ponds and blackberries to pick, they went for variety and discovered the West, the Atlantic Outer Banks, Washington DC and much more. By around 40 years old, Rose Zella, his wife had become the manager for a Recreational Vehicle company and after a few years, they had an opportunity to buy the company on good terms, and he had the savings to do it. She grew the business rapidly, which led to a life of world travel, houses of their dreams, and a two-seater plane which he learned to fly in his 50s. He taught his children the value of a great marriage, love of family and how to succeed at big things. He was a wonderful grandfather, and became in the last few years a beloved great-grandfather, and will be sorely missed. Please join us for visitation Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020 at 11:30 a.m. and/or his Memorial Service, officiated by the Rev. Richard Bowyer, at 12:30 p.m. – both at Wallace Funeral Home in Barboursville. Entombment will follow at Woodmere Memorial Park, Huntington. Also, please come visit with family and friends at a campfire reception/visitation – immediately following at 802 Big Bend Rd., Barboursville – home of Lynn & Jim. In lieu of flowers, if you wish to honor Jack with a donation, please consider either St. Andrew by the Sea, 20 Pope Ave, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928 or your own favorite charity. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.timeformemory.com/wallace.

Please feel free to post a message of condolence.
Name
E-mail
Display Email Address with condolence? Yes    No
TimeForMemory.com does not sell or supply email addresses to any outside parties. However, unscrupulous
businesses will scan the internet for email addresses to add to their spam mailling list. Therefore, including
your email may enhance your chance of being spammed.
Message
AntiSpam Form Filter:
Please type the characters you see
Messages will be reviewed prior to display. Please allow 24 business hours for review.
There are currently 6 condolences.


Donna Morris Lash
Lash614@aol.com
Friday October 30, 2020 at 4:15 PM

To Jack’s family. I worked with Jack at The Nickel Plant from 1965 thru 1972. He was a great leader and friend. I have fond memories of the Bridge games at lunchtime and his patience in teaching bridge to a newbie. Thoughts and prayers to all of you. Donna
 
JACK AND JUDY SHEETS
JSINNY@MSN.COM
Friday October 30, 2020 at 11:22 AM

ROSE ZELLA, JUDY AND I ARE SO VERY SORRY FOR THIS UNEXPECTED LOSS. OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU AND YOUR ENTIRE FAMILY. WE HAVE KNOWN YOU AND JACK FOR SO LONG WE FEEL LIKE PART OF THE FAMILY AND IT SADDENS US DEEPLY TO NOT BE WITH YOU AT THIS TIME. WE KNOW THAT ALL OF THE PRECIOUS MEMORIES YOU HAVE WILL HELP YOU GET THRU THIS DIFFICULT TIME. IT BRINGS A SMILE TO OUR FACE TO REMEMBER OUR TRAVELS TOGETHER. WITH OUR LOVE JACK & JUDY
 
Deborah Pauley Justice
Friday October 30, 2020 at 9:34 AM

Beth and Eddie my thoughts and prayers are with your during this time of loss. My prayers to the rest of your family as well. May God give you comfort and peace in knowing one day you will with be him again.
 
Earl Damewood
ezdamewood@earthlink.net
Friday October 30, 2020 at 9:01 AM

I worked in the Systems Group with Jack at Inco for many years. Jack was very intelligent and dedicated in his work but he was very humble and kept things in perspective. He also had a great sense of humor. Julie and I played bridge with Jack and Rose Zella several times and they were gracious hosts. Our condolences go out to Rose Zella and the entire family. The world was a better place because of Jack Morris. He will be greatly missed. Earl Damewood
 
Jack and Barb Adkins
Friday October 30, 2020 at 7:49 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families at this time. Cherish the memories and pass on his traditions. Love, Jack and Barb Adkins
 
Glenn Rowan
Thursday October 29, 2020 at 7:53 AM

So sorry to learn of Jacks death. We worked together for many years and visited with you at your beautiful homes on Hilton Head. Know that you and your family are in my prayers. Glenn
 







ImageReady Slices -->