James Bernard “Jim” Morris

On Wednesday, August 14, 2013 Jim Morris, 72, of Kansas City, Mo lost his battle with an illness that restricted him from enjoying what he loved doing most; spending time outdoors, in most recent years, playing golf.  Anyone that had the pleasure of his company had the chance to enjoy stories of his adventuresome High School days in Glendale, AZ, playing ball or his days in the Navy working below deck in the boiler room on the ships.  While in the Navy, he met the one that was to be his partner and love of his life for the next 50 years, Judy Fuhr Morris of Kansas City.  Following his days in the service, Jim spent 28 years working at AT&T Technologies in Lee’s Summit where he retired.  Whether traveling, hunting, golfing, spending time with family or friends, Jim enjoyed living a full life.  Jim is preceded in death by his mother, father, and younger brother.  He is survived by his wife, Judy, his sister, Betty, as well as many other beloved family members.  We will say goodbye to him for now, but keep him in our hearts forever.  Family and friends are invited to gather Saturday, August 17th for a celebration of Jim’s life, at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 5111 E. 112th Terr, KCMO 64137 from 12-3pm.  In lieu of flowers a donation can be made to the University of KS Cancer Center.


  1. Bob in Grandview, Missouri on August 16, 2013 at 8:30 am

    I am grateful for the life of Mr. Bernard. Thanks to his service and to the service of others in our armed forces, my family and I have been able to lead our lives in freedom and peace.

  2. Phil Doherty on August 16, 2013 at 10:32 am

    Judy: I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Jimmy. I played a lot of rounds of golf with him, but I will tell you I could never approach his level of skill. I would be out on the practice range and Jimmy would come by and speak, and I would ask him a question about why I was doing something wrong and he would stay and work with me til we got it r,iChat. He knew the game and knew how to teach it. There are MANY folders at CC that could tell the same story of Jim’s help. Again I am sorry for your loss. (We will be out of town Sat.)

  3. Jan Cole on August 16, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    My Dear Friend Judy–we have been friends for many years and I know what a loss this is for you. You and Jim had a special relationship that lasted for many, many years. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you in this time of sorrow.

  4. Ron & Cheryl Crow on August 16, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    My Childhood Friend Judy,

    Judy, I’ve known you for a lifetime. We started kindergarten together. Went all through school together. I
    know Jim was the love of your life and you his. You both were blessed many years with a wonderful life together. Know you are missing Jim but know he will be in your heart forever. May your memories bring you peace.

  5. Tom and Michelle Melton on August 17, 2013 at 11:46 am

    Judy, We are so sorry for your loss. Jim was a joy to be around and he will be missed.

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