Nathen "Jay" Morris

Died: May 15, 2018
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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.







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Died: May 15, 2018

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Mary Kay Smith posted on 5/21/18

When I met the Morris family so many years ago (Dirk was a little guy then) , I found them to be an "All American Family" in love with life and each other--easy to be around. I am so sorry for your loss. Mary Kay Smith


Marilyn and Joe Garcia, Cridersville posted on 5/20/18

Our condolences go to the family of Jay Morris. I remember him as a very well-dressed man in a business suit in his real estate work, and my years of employment with the local bank. He always had a smile on his face and a quick come-back joke for the situation at hand. May he rest in peace.


Uncle Al and Aunt Mary Ann posted on 5/18/18

We didn't know your Dad but he sounds like he was a great husband, father and grandfather. May he be at peace and may you all have great memories to hold in your hearts.


MICHELLE BUEHLER posted on 5/18/18

So very sorry for your loss, he was such a great guy loved by so many people. He will always be remembered by Cridersville kids, as he was so involved with us all, coaching and just being there supporting his children and their friends. Always smiling and happy. He was truly blessed with his beautiful family. My deepest sympathy as I know how painful it is to lose a dad, not a day goes by when I don't think about him. Just keep the memories close at heart and look up to the heavens and know he is looking down on you. Sending hugs and prayers to you all. Michelle Buehler