Morris, Jerry R. 1947-2019

Jerry Morris, 72, died at home on May 23, 2019.

Jerry was born on Feb. 26, 1947, at home in the country near Kingsville, Missouri, the only son of Avis (Wilkinson) and Tracy Morris.

He was born with Cerebral Palsy and lived a remarkable life despite great physical handicap.

He graduated from University of Missouri-Columbia in 1972 with a degree in Secondary Education.

He and Kathy (Fajen) Morris were married in 1980, and enjoyed married life for 38 years.

His positive nature and gentle manner fostered life-long treasured friendships. He worked at Jacobs Center and Services for Independent Living.

He was influential in moving forward accessibility issues in Columbia, including curb cuts, sidewalk safety, accessible city buses, and accessible affordable housing.

A memorial service will be held on 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 30, 2019, at at First Presbyterian Church of Boonville at 417 Vine Street, in Boonville with a luncheon to follow.

Memorial contributions in Jerrys honor are suggested to the First Presbyterian Church of Boonville.

Arrangements by Heartland, (573) 442-7850.

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