Herman Morrow /Oct. 8, 1938-March 13, 2010Published 8:40am Monday, March 15, 2010
Herman Morrow, 71, of Dowagiac, passed away at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, March 13, 2010, at Lakeland Specialty Care in Berrien Center.
Herman’s life began on Oct. 8, 1938, in Chicago, the son of Clara Elliott and Curtis Morrow.
He graduated in 1958 from Dowagiac Central High School, where he was an outstanding athlete.
Herman was united in marriage to the former Mary Elizabeth Pompey on April 23, 1960, in Dowagiac.
He was employed by Clark Equipment in Benton Harbor until the plant closed and spent more than 20 years at Contech in Dowagiac.
Herman was an active member of Second Baptist Church, serving in many areas including being a faithful deacon of the church for 39 years.
He enjoyed serving his church and helping others.
He faithfully met with his friends at Chestnut Towers for lunch every day.
He was active in the Jaycees, the Dowagiac Volunteer Fire Department and coaching Rocket football.
His greatest joy was his family, which includes: his children, Craig (Frozine) Morrow of Virginia Beach, Va., Carla (Darron) Murray of Waukesha, Wis., and Corey Morrow of Dowagiac; his beautiful grandchildren, whom he adored, Angel Morrow, Rafael Slater, Joy Gordon, Darron Murray II, Miles Murray and Desiree’ Murray; his siblings, James Curtis Morrow, Irvin Morrow, Victor Davis, Marilyn “Jean” Smith and Marcella Stribbling; and a host of nieces, nephews and all of his Second Baptist Church family.
Herman went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, March 13, 2010, from Lakeland Specialty Hospital.
He is preceded in death by: his wife, Mary Morrow, in 2000; his parents; two children, Baby Morrow and Johnny Morrow; and a brother, Tyrone Davis.
His family will receive friends on Thursday from noon until 1 p.m. at Second Baptist Church, Paul Street, where his homegoing service will be at 1 p.m. led by Pastor Tyrone Pace.
He will be laid to rest in Riverside Cemetery following services.
Memorial contributions in his name may be directed to his family in care of Corey Morrow.
Yazel and Clark Chapel is serving the family. Please sign his guestbook and leave a memory of Herman at www.yazel-clark.com.