February 25, 1955 ~ August 29, 2019

Born in: Troy, NC
Resided in: Asheville, NC

James Dodson “Jim” Morris, 64, passed away Thursday, August 29, 2019, at the Charles George VA Medical Center Hospice in Asheville.

Born in Troy, NC, Mr. Morris was the son of the late Monroe Dodson and Dorothy Shaw Morris. He was an Air Force veteran of the Vietnam era and was a former software engineering manager for I.B.M. and General Electric.

Jim was known as “Pepper Man Jim” for his love of hot peppers and for his talent for growing them.

He is survived by a daughter, Miranda Morris; a sister, Ruth Benedict; two grandchildren; and a niece, Vicki Vowell Catalano.

He was preceded in death by sisters, Sue Frances Morris Vowell and Janet Anne Morris.

A celebration of his life will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, September 6, 2019, at the Warren Wilson College Chapel. Pastor Brian Ammons will officiate and military honors will be provided by the USAF Memorial Team.

A reception will follow the celebration of his life. Private interment will be take place the Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery.


Celebration of Life: September 6, 2019 11:00 am

Warren Wilson College Chapel
101 Chapel Drive
Swannanoa, NC 28778

Reception: September 6, 2019 12:00 pm

Warren Wilson College Chapel
101 Chapel Drive
Swannanoa, NC 28778

Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


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