|Birth: ||Jul. 31, 1929|
|Death: ||Mar. 14, 2007|
CLARENDON - Ira Kenneth Morrow, 77, died Wednesday, March 14, 2007.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in First Baptist Church in Clarendon with the Rev. Darrell Burton, pastor of Martin Baptist Church, and the Rev. Claude Porter officiating. Burial will be in Citizens Cemetery by Robertson Funeral Directors.
Mr. Morrow was born July 31, 1929, in Alanreed to I.B. "Kenneth" and Jewel Elizabeth Walker Morrow. He graduated from Clarendon High School in 1946. He wanted to be a pilot during World War II, but was too young to join. As soon as he could, he joined the Army Air Corps pursuing his dream to fly, and served his country from 1946 to 1949 in Alaska at Fort Wainwright and in Roswell, N.M. He received training in the service for welding, and because of his skill he was carried over to the Army when the Army Air Corps was split into two branches of the military, the Army and the Air Force. He then attended Clarendon College for one year, studying accounting and cabinetmaking.
He married Jeanne Marie Percival in 1949 in Clarendon, and the couple settled in Clarendon the same year, where he began the construction of what would be the first of three homes he would construct for his family. He was a self-employed building contractor, working with his father and brothers and sisters on various construction projects such as storm cellars, home construction, roofing and concrete work within Donley County, primarily in Clarendon. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Clarendon.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Samuel David Morrow; and a sister, Maggie Stewart.
Survivors include his wife, Jeanne Marie Morrow; three sons, Daniel Lee Morrow and Joe Wayne Morrow, both of Dallas, and John Earl Morrow of Clarendon; two brothers, Earl B. Morrow and John Tom Morrow of Clarendon; five sisters, Helen Myers of Lelia Lake, Lucy Torres of Memphis, Ina Blasingame of Mineral Wells and Mary Brown and Rosey Myer, both of Amarillo; 13 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials be to Odyssey Hospice or Medical Center Nursing Home in Clarendon.
Sign the online guest book at www.RobertsonFuneral.com.
Amarillo Globe-News, March 16, 2007
I B Morrow (1909 - 1992)
Jewel Walker Morrow (1909 - 1999)
Helen Aline Morrow Myers (1928 - 2013)*
Ira Kenneth Morrow (1929 - 2007)
Maggie Lula Morrow Stewart (1942 - 2004)*
Created by: Kenneth D. Bogard
Record added: Mar 16, 2007
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