John D. Morris, Sr.


John Douglas Morris, Sr., age 62, of Palestine passed away on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at Hospice of East Texas in Tyler.
He was born August 13, 1957 in Goshen, Indiana to Howard and Bonnie Spencer Morris. He had lived in Palestine most of his life. John played the guitar and was lead singer in the band Shiloh. He was a huge sports fan and loved the Texas Rangers. He enjoyed collecting John Wayne memorabilia and could quote his movies almost verbatim. He enjoyed coaching his little league baseball teams and loved spending time with his grandchildren and watching all of their events. John never met a stranger and was always willing to help anyone in need.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Monica Kelly Morris; and brother, Mike Morris. John is survived by his sons, Johnny Morris and wife Melissa, Keith Lively and wife Heather, and Michael Lively and wife Theresa all of Palestine; sister, Kathy Daly and husband Roger of Palestine; 8 grandchildren, Mackenzie, Tripp, Presley, Emma, Emily, Ella, Taylor, and Maddox; and nieces and nephews, Tim Armour and wife Kelli of Palestine, Tammy Rogers and husband Quinton of Palestine, and Tina Carroll and husband Josh of Mexia.
Memorial services are scheduled for 3:00pm Saturday, August 24, 2019 at Herrington/Land of Memory Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Doug Washburn officiating.
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Robyn Warren Arnold
Aug 31, 2019
I knew John as a young girl and remember him as one of the sweetest fellows you could ever meet. John was playing and singing when I was 15 years old and I am going on 60 my next birthday. Just one stand up kind of human even as a young man. Looking at his obituary, it seems he never changed. Way to live a life is what I have to say!
Pat Conaway
Aug 23, 2019
To John's family... I knew. John for so many years, for my Mom Pauline Oliver felt that John and the Shiloh band was her band. He was a wonderful husband, Dad, and granddad as well as a friend to all. He was talented, funny, and a truly kind man and I am so very sorry for your loss. John will always be missed and never forgotten. I do believe him and Tom are playing music inside Heavens gates now. May he suffer no more and forever Rest In Peace...
Carrie Hucklebridge-Burney
Aug 21, 2019
My prayers are with you and your family Kathy, Tim, Tammy and Tina. I always loved listening to him play. God bless him.