Nathen R. ‘Jay’ Morris , Jr., age 81 of Cridersville, died at 11:22 a.m., Tuesday, May 15, 2018. He was born April 5, 1937 in Jackson Center, Ohio. The son of the late Nathen U. and Mary Lewis Morris. On December 30, 1957 he married Bonnie L. Stiefel, who survives.
Jay was a retired realtor with the Gooding Company. He graduated from Jackson Center High School in 1955. Jay coached baseball and basketball in Cridersville and enjoyed golf and tennis.
Survivors include 2 sons – Rock L. (Ardetta) Morris of Jackson Center; Dirk J. (Melanie) Morris of Knoxville, TN; a daughter – Resia S. Morris of Lima; 5 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his brother – Charles ‘Chub” Morris; a sister – Julia Marie Morris, and step mother – Mildred Guenin Morris. His mother, brother and sister died in a house fire.
No public services or visitations are planned.
Memorial contributions may be made to the choice of the donor.