DALLAS — John T. Morris, 77, of Dallas, passed away Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, at his home.
John was born in Kingston on Aug. 17, 1940, and was son of the late John and Bridget (Telinda) Morris. John graduated from the former Edwardsville High School in 1957, then served in the U.S. Army from 1958-1960. After the service, he went on to graduate from the Wilkes-Barre Business School and attended classes at Wilkes University. John was employed as the business manager of Wyoming Seminary Preparatory School beginning in 1967. John retired from Wyoming Seminary in 2010 and continued to work for the school as a Special Projects Manager until his death. John was an active member of Irem Temple Shrine, George M. Dallas Lodge 531 Free Masons, Harveys Lake Rod and Gun Club, Trout Unlimited, Harveys Lake Yacht club, including serving on the Board of Governors and Nominating Committee, as well as sailing in races. Most of all, John enjoyed time with his family and friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Mark Morris.
John is survived by his wife of 54 years, the former Gail F. Petras, of Dallas; sons John T. Jr. and his wife, Wendy, of Dallas, Scott and his wife, Danielle, of Mickleton, N.J.; sister Barbara Benesky, of Dallas; granddaughters Morgan, Sarah, and Cameron Morris.
Friends may call 8 to 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, at Yeosock Funeral Home, 40 S. Main St., Plains. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in St. Ignatius Loyola Church, Kingston.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Saint Vicente DePaul Kitchen, Wilkes-Barre, or a charity of the donor’s choice.