James Martin Morris

Monday, May 4, 1942 - Sunday, December 20, 2020

Loving Huband, Wonderful Father and Grandfather

Photo of James Martin Morris  - 1942-2020

James Martin Morris, age 78, of Candler, NC entered into eternity with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, December 20, 2020. 

James was born May 4, 1942 in Black Mountain, NC to the late Buster and Effie Hudgins Morris. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Evelyn Stevens and Louise Hornback.

Martin was a dedicated volunteer fireman at Etowah Fire District for many years and had worked as a carpenter until his retirement. Mr. Morris was a member of Open Bible Church.  He was a Godly man,a loving husband, father and grandfather who will be greatly missed by each of us.

Surviving are his loving wife, Emily Watts Morris; a brother, Jackie Morris; seven children, Carmen Morris, James Morris, Jr. (Rita), Joan Jones (Brad), Larry Stowe (Cassie), Andy Stowe, Lee Stowe, and Regina Kissinger (Karl); 22 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren. In addition to his children, James loved and cared about so many more.

A celebration of life service to honor the life of Mr. Morris will be held in the chapel of Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service at 3:00 pm Sunday, January 3, 2021. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. All Covid-19 regulations will be observed.

Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for the Morris family.


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Condolences from family and friends

I will miss him he was close to me we cut up with each other anytime I seen or talked to him he said brother I love you and iam praying for you I told him the same I'll get to see him again praying for the family no more suffering he's home now.
Calvin Watts
We haven't seen you in many years but we had some good times when you came and stayed with us for a while. We were cousins and friends. I hate that we lived so far apart. Buster and I enjoyed you being a part of our lives. I know you will be missed by your family. God's Blessings.
Martha Cole
you will be missed.love you always.you were a great 1st cousin.
clarence l kennedy
Loved him very much but how great is his reward no more worrying you old goat we will see you soon praying for you all and love you guy love Sherri
Sherri Hembree
I still ask my wife (Rita) every day if dad has called? He was more than a father to me,a best friend I ever will have
Mark Morris
Condolences to the family. Love and light to you Emily.
Hilda MCCarson Rivera
He always teased me about being a Yankee and I said, I can't change where I was born, and teased him back and said "well, you're an asshole". Got him every time. Rest in peace my friend and say hi to everyone.
Rick Cook
Condolences to all the family. Love and light to Emily so sorry for your loss.
Hilda McCarson Rivera
Martin had a kind heart. Blessed are they that mourn. Prayers to the family-Preacher Cannon's granddaughter, Tina Cannon-Ball and Charlie, Christopher, Vanita, Noah, Shelby and Chiara Ball.
Tina Cannon-Ball
So many memories as a kid of us all together. But I loved once I got older to hear Martin and dad telling their stories of their life together. They was a mess. Martin meant alot to me even though I didn't see him much. But he was there for you if you need him. Great man indeed.. Love you all and here for you.
Cindy Allison
We are sorry for your loss. Love & prayers Emily and all the family.
Howard & Willene Wise
We are sorry for your loss. Love & prayers Emily and all the family.
Howard & Willene Wise
So sorry for the loss of a good friend. We always joked and laughed. He was a great friend that I will miss. Love to Emily and family also. But He is better off now with God. Love you. Sis.
Lorene Parris