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James R. Morrow

December 25, 1943 ~ February 8, 2021 (age 77)

Obituary

It is with heavy hearts we let you know that our loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend passed away on Monday, February 8, 2021 at 11:58 pm at the age of 77 at Toppenish Valley Rehab where he was cared for and loved for these past four months.   

James Raymond Morrow was born on Christmas Day in 1943 in Prosser, Washington to Miller James and Esther Rebecca (Whittum) Morrow.  He was their fourth child and enjoyed being the baby for five years and then enjoyed being a big brother to four little brothers.  His siblings included Dick, Denny, Patty, Tom, Mike, Sam and Barry.  He had very loving parents and a happy childhood.  

Jim began working at a young age and loved riding motorcycles.   He enjoyed building a roadster.  He graduated from Sunnyside High School in 1962.  He made and kept friends easily.  On August 27, 1965 he married Coline Craft in Sunnyside.  They were blessed with a daughter, Lisa Raeanne, a son, Brandon Guy, and a son James Howard.  These children were a blessing to him and a source of great joy and they have many happy memories he made with them.   

Jim worked at Boeing for awhile and returned to Sunnyside and bought a farm and continued to work at various places to provide a happy home for his family.  He liked to go fishing and always was interested in panning for gold.  

Jim accepted the Lord as his Savior at a young age and continued to serve the Lord until his passing.  He was a member and Deacon of Calvary Baptist Church.  He also served as song leader.  

Jim was hampered with back injuries since 1973 and later plagued with arthritis and diabetes.  But, being Jim Morrow, he always used humor to keep on living.  

Jim and Coline recently celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary.  Jim has been blessed with a “favorite” daughter in law (Cher Zecchino Morrow) who blessed him with more joy, grandsons Colton James and Jackson Caleb.  Upon retirement his new job was babysitting for both of them.  He loved this “job” so much he would even pop over on his days off.   We have all loved the closeness they have for each other.  He prayed for all his family each day.  Jim was content with his life.  

Jim was proceeded in death by his parents and his brothers Dick and Denny and a nephew Johnny Miles.  He is survived by his loving and caring wife, Coline, his daughter Lisa (Beth), his son Brandon (Michaela) and his son James (Cher), grandsons Colton and Jack.  He is also survived by his siblings Patty (Ron), Tom (Terry) Mike (Cherie), Sam, Barry (Toni) and sister in laws Maureen and Sharon (Dave).  He is survived by numerous nephews and nieces and their children.  He is also survived by his church family and many friends.   Thank you for all the prayers and care you have bestowed upon Jim and all our family.  A special thank you for the Dr. and nurses at Astria Sunnyside Wound Care for all your caring and encouragement and also to the staff at Toppenish Rehab.  

Instead of flowers please feel free to make donations to Meals on Wheels which provided such great assistant to Jim and Coline in 2018 or the charity of your choice.    

Viewing and visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to service time at 10:00 a.m. at the Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside, WA with burial to follow at the Lower Valley Memorial Gardens, Sunnyside, WA.  Those wishing to sign James’s online memorial book may do so at www.funeralhomesmith.com   Smit Funeral Home is in care of arrangements.

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Services

Viewing and Visitation
Tuesday
February 16, 2021

9:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Smith Funeral Home
528 S. 8th St.
Sunnyside, WA 98944

Funeral Service
Tuesday
February 16, 2021

10:00 AM
Smith Funeral Home
528 S. 8th St.
Sunnyside, WA 98944

Interment Following Funeral Service
Tuesday
February 16, 2021

Lower Valley Memorial Gardens
7800 Van Belle Road
Sunnyside, WA 98944

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