James David “J.D.” Morman, 75, of Kelso, passed away at his home on March 30, 2018 after an extended illness.
He was born on December 3, 1942 in Desha County and was tge son of the late Lena Hilburn Morman and Alvia “Son” Morman.
Mr. Morman was a traveling pipefitter in his younger years then developed a passion for teaching and became the welding instructor at Great Rivers Vo Tech in McGehee from 1975-1996.
Mr. Morman loved being outdoors and building things. He was always coming up with something new and unusual. He loved talking with people and never met a stranger. He loved to travel and meet new people. He had a love for Corvettes and classic cars and he owned many during his life. He was an avid hunter and outdoorsman and had a great passion for the farm where he grew up and continued to live during his life.
Other than his parents he was preceded in death by sisters, Geneva Herring, Ruth Thrower, and Judy Sass; and brothers, Lamar Morman and Charles Morman.
Survivors include his sister, Jane Taylor and her husband Lee Jay; sons, David Morman and Keith Morman and his wife Amber; a daughter, Janice Holland her husband Dewey; grandchildren, Jacob Morman, Shelby Veazey and husband Jonathan, Lizzie Lavender and fiance’ Joe Moring, Darren Holland and Kaitlyn Holland; great-grandchildren, Thomas Holland, Alex Moring and the light of his life, Rugbie Jemma Moring.
Visitation will be held on Monday, April 2, from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. at Griffin-Culpepper Funeral Service in McGehee. A funeral Service will follow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home chapel with Rev. Ben White officiating.
Pallbearers will be Charles Masters, Billy Hobson, Jacob Morman, Darren Holland, Jeremy Goggans, Justin Van Landingham, Roger Pickens and Jamie Dunnahoe.