Official Obituary of

James Roy Morris

September 17, 1947 ~ April 1, 2024 (age 76) 76 Years Old

James Morris Obituary

James Roy Morris, 76 of Seymour, passed away on Monday, April 1, 2024 in Seymour.

Services will be held at the First Methodist Church on Thursday, April 4, 2024 at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Jay Gage officiating,  Burial will be in the Riverview Cemetery under the direction of Archer Funeral Home.

James Roy was born September 17, 1947 in Seymour to Roy B. and Sybil Crane Morris.  He was and Eagle Scout and a 1966 graduate of Seymour High School, excelling in football and track.  He attended McMurray College on a football and track scholarship for a year, transferring to Tarleton State College, where he was on the track team and qualified for the National UIL tournament in the shot put.  He graduated in 1971 with his Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Arts.

James Roy began his teaching career at Coronado High School in Lubbock before moving to Seymour, where he taught for many years and taught countless students valuable life skills.

James Roy was a devout Christian and dedicated member of the First Methodist Church, serving on various committees within the church.  He loved his church and serving others to glorify the Lord.

He loved to fish and was one of the founding members of the Seymour Bass Club.  He was also an avid waterfowl and bird hunter, training his own beloved labs, Sam, Laddy, Rugger, Uno, Duchess, Stormie and finally Mekko.

His favorite place was Lake Kemp where he spent his life from childhood through adulthood.  Days and nights spent with family and friends, sharing lots of laughs and good times at a cabin the family built.  It was there he passed on his love of fishing and the outdoor life to the next 3 generations.  Those generations will pass it on to the next.  James Roy, AKA Boppa, lives on through them.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy B. and Sybil Morris.

Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Jenisu Morris; 2 daughters, Meagon Morris and Margot Morris; his beloved grandson, Nate Morris; great grandsons, Polo Morris and Malachi Morris; a sister, Alice Ann Morris Porter; nephews and nieces, Kyle and Page Porter, Kristin and John Fernandez, Lauren and Chris Savino, Cody and Krista Fallwell and Casey Fallwell

Visitation will be from 6:00 until 7:00 p.m., Wednesday at the funeral home.

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April 3, 2024

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Archer Funeral Home
111 N Cedar St
Seymour, TX 76380

Funeral Service
April 4, 2024

10:30 AM
First Methodist Church (Seymour)


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