Obituaries

Margaret Fuller
B: 1945-07-11
D: 2017-12-09
View Details
Fuller, Margaret
James Hill
B: 1940-06-04
D: 2017-12-08
View Details
Hill, James
Terry Roberts
B: 1963-11-23
D: 2017-12-04
View Details
Roberts, Terry
Tony Billings
B: 1962-07-12
D: 2017-12-04
View Details
Billings, Tony
Thomas Marshall
B: 1933-03-18
D: 2017-12-03
View Details
Marshall, Thomas
Sarah Davis
B: 1945-02-11
D: 2017-12-02
View Details
Davis, Sarah
Jacob Morris
B: 1979-01-07
D: 2017-12-01
View Details
Morris, Jacob
Vonda Bilbrey
B: 1963-11-01
D: 2017-11-28
View Details
Bilbrey, Vonda
Joy Willis
B: 1949-01-14
D: 2017-11-20
View Details
Willis, Joy
Eileen Leeds
B: 1948-08-30
D: 2017-11-19
View Details
Leeds, Eileen
Charles Benton Rogers
B: 1922-04-14
D: 2017-11-15
View Details
Rogers, Charles Benton
Roy Thomas "Tom" Bradley
B: 1938-10-08
D: 2017-11-08
View Details
Bradley, Roy Thomas "Tom"
Parkes Johnson
B: 1937-10-02
D: 2017-11-05
View Details
Johnson, Parkes
Violet Vennard
B: 1914-08-29
D: 2017-11-03
View Details
Vennard, Violet
Jo Anna Henry
B: 1961-12-25
D: 2017-10-29
View Details
Henry, Jo Anna
James McLean
B: 1930-09-29
D: 2017-10-27
View Details
McLean, James
Willie Mae Graham Goodwin
B: 1925-10-21
D: 2017-10-18
View Details
Graham Goodwin, Willie Mae
David Long
B: 1929-09-07
D: 2017-10-17
View Details
Long, David
Virgie Daniels
B: 1949-05-18
D: 2017-10-10
View Details
Daniels, Virgie
Reba Haynes
B: 1926-11-03
D: 2017-10-09
View Details
Haynes, Reba
Rex Sutton
B: 1963-07-09
D: 2017-10-05
View Details
Sutton, Rex

Search

Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
1786 Smithville Hwy
Sparta, TN 38583
Phone: (931) 738-8549
Fax: (931) 738-8553

The Memorial Candle Program has been designed to help offset the costs associated with the hosting this Tribute Website in perpetuity. Through the lighting of a memorial candle, your thoughtful gesture will be recorded in the Book of Memories and the proceeds will go directly towards helping ensure that the family and friends of Jacob Morris can continue to memorialize, re-visit, interact with each other and enhance this tribute for future generations.

Thank you.

Cancel
Select Candle

Obituary for Jacob Morris

Jacob Morris
Jake Morris loved everything about life. He was born in Cookeville, TN on January 7, 1979. Being raised in a competitive household, as a child he loved all things sports and developed a passion for being outdoors and being on the move. He was an award winning White County Warrior most of his life- and was voted the “Most Athletic”
Of his class his senior year. He played football at Cumberland College in Kentucky on an athletic scholarship. Later in life he channeled in the mechanical mind passed down by his dad Mark, and worked as a tool maker for over 15 years at Quality Mold Shop in McMinnville TN.
He would often be found with his friends and family kayaking, hiking, biking, riding his Harley, or just helping out with projects as he was the “fixer” of the family. He was also a bit of a daredevil so it wasn’t past him to acquire a new scar every now and then. The youngest of three brothers he was always focused on being the best at everything. He had an eye for precision and pushed himself and others to be at the top of their game. He volunteer coached for his hometown youth football league for nearly 4 years, which included a 4 day a week minimum commitment to helping kids learn the art of Brotherhood and accomplishment.
Over the last 2 years he and his wife of 12 years, Latessa, were blessed to welcome two children into the world. Mark Jackson was born on 12/17/15, and Mylee Jade less than two weeks ago on 11/22/17. His greatest accomplishment was his love for his family and friends. He passed from this life after a 4 month long battle with a rare and aggressive cancer of the bone (Sarcoma of the bone or MFH).The daily grind of treatments, vicious side effects, and major life changes was no match for Jake and he won the fight at 10:22 pm on 12/1/17- only a short 10 days after the birth of his daughter. Jake leaves behind a legacy unmatched by others. His calm, smart, funny approach at life is one we can all learn from.

Survivors include;
His wife, Latessa Morris of Rock Island
Son, Mark Jackson of Rock Island
Daughter, Mylee Jade of Rock Island
Mother, Joyce Morris of Quebeck
Brothers,
J.J. Morris (Jul) of Walling
Josh Morris (Lindsay Wardlaw) of Sparta
Nieces, Lydia "Goose" Morris and Stevie Montgomery Morris
Father and Mother-in-law, Larry and Thressa Choate
Brother and sister-in-law, Sampson and Megan Choate
Grandmother-in-law, Hannah Choate
and a host of Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, and many friends and neighbors.

He was preceded in death by his father, Mark Morris; Nephew, Logan Morris; his Grandfathers, Lee (Kathleen) Morris, and Casto (Frances) Day.
Visitation will be held from 3pm until 6:30pm on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 followed by a celebration of life service at The First Baptist Church of Sparta with Brad Walker officiating.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Jake Morris Family Fund on the GoFund Me website.

Online condolences may be made to the family at oaklawnmemorial.com
Order Flowers
Recently Shared Condolences
Recently Shared Stories
Recently Shared Photos