John Ovander Morris

September 22, 1940 ~ March 4, 2020 (age 79)


John O. Morris

     John Ovander “Mutt” Morris, 79, of Esmont, departed this life Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at the Cedars Healthcare Center in Charlottesville.  

     He was born September 22, 1940 in Esmont, VA, a son of the late John Henry and Agnes Edna Chambers Morris.

     In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Rush Morris; a sister, Wilma Swain; a brother, Kenneth Simpson; in-laws, Rufus and Martha Rush; and sister-in-law, Joyce Murphy.  

     He is survived by six children, Michael Morris (Sandra) of Palmyra, VA, Anita Morris, Tonette Morris, Debra Hawkins (Alan) and Greg Jones, all of Charlottesville, VA, Roxanne Bruce (Horace) of Ruckersville, VA; two brothers, Norman Morris of Charlottesville, VA and Raymond Morris of Philadelphia, PA; four sisters, Etta Gordon and Cheryl Morris of Charlottesville, VA; Yvonne Clark and Secelia Kelly of Philadelphia, PA; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; special friend, Gladys Saylor; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

     A funeral service will be conducted at 1:00 pm Tuesday, March 10, 2020, at Chestnut Grove Baptist Church, Esmont, VA with the Rev Dorn H. Lewis officiating.  Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

     The family will receive friends from 5-8 pm, Sunday, March 8, 2020 at Thacker Brothers Scottsville Funeral Home.  Viewing will also be held one hour prior to the service on Tuesday at the church.  

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March 8, 2020

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Thacker Brothers Scottsville Funeral Home
650 Valley Street
Scottsville, VA 24590

Funeral Service
March 10, 2020

1:00 PM
Chestnut Grove Baptist Church
8821 Chestnut Grove Road
Esmont, VA 22937

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