James Christopher Morris

December 25, 1966 ~ July 17, 2023 (age 56) 56 Years Old

James Morris Obituary

   James C. Morris, age 56, of Bartley, NE passed away at his home on July 17, 2023.  He was born in Zanesville, Ohio on December 25, 1966, to James E. and Suzanne (Friend) Morris.  The family moved to Cambridge where Jim attended school before dropping out to move to Texas then back to the area.  On October 1, 1985, he was married to Tina Hannah.  To this union three children were born, Kristy, Christopher, and Dustin.  Jim later married Tracy Hayes on June 4, 2021, adding two sons, Luke, and Lance.

   Jim worked in the oilfield as a consultant, drove a truck over the road and stayed local.  You could always hear people on the radio say "hey, Bluedog", and Jim would say "be careful, be safe."  He did farm work for Martin Fritz for 12 years.  Jim attended McCook Christian Church in McCook and was a member of the Bartley Masonic Lodge.  Jim was the Fire Chief for the Bartley Fire Department for 20+ years.  He was on the Bartley Village Board and served several terms as Mayor.  Jim liked to work on cars, weld, shoot off fireworks, play rock music or whatever his mood was at the time, but most of all enjoyed family life with his kids and grandkids hanging out. He was not a stranger to anyone and could tell you lots of stories.  Jim loved his dogs and treated them like his children: Bluedog (Ozzy which his trucking company is named after), Jack, Bane, and Zeus. 

    He was preceded in death by his best friend Ozzy, his dad, and an infant sister, Heather. 

   Jim is survived by his wife, Tracy; children, Luke and Lance, Kristy (Jason) Koch of Bartley, Christopher Morris of Bartley, Dustin (Jenna) Morris of Bartley; brother, Jon Morris; sister, Christa Morris both of WI; eight grandchildren, Kaiden, Aislyn, Krayton, Maddie, Colten, Jarrett, Adilynn and Wyatt; mother, Suzanne of WI; former wife, Tina Morris of Bartley; his favorite dogs, Jack, Bane, and Zeus; along with extended family and friends. 

   Memorial services will be held Wednesday, July 26, 2023, at 10:00 AM at Lockenour-Jones Mortuary, Cambridge with Pastor of Care, Jessica Meyer officiating.  A private family inurnment will be held by the family at a future date.  Memorials may be left in Jim’s name to be designated later. Friends may leave online condolences at  Lockenour-Jones Mortuary is entrusted with arrangements. 


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Memorial Service
July 26, 2023

10:00 AM
Lockenour - Jones Mortuary, Cambridge


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