JB Morley

Published 2:03 pm Thursday, November 16, 2023

JB Morley, age 85, of Elizabethton, Tennessee, passed away on Thursday, November 16, 2023, at Signature Health and Rehab Center.  JB was born in Carter County to the late Ivan and Vanetia (Elliott) Morley.  In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Ava Nell (Eggers) Morley, and his stepmother, Yvonne Morley.

JB retired from the Carter County Highway Department and was a member of Dungan’s Chapel Baptist Church in Elizabethton.  JB was a United States Air Force veteran and loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  He also enjoyed putting out and tending to his garden and was an avid Dodger’s baseball fan and UT Vols fan.  

Those left to cherish and remember JB include his son, James Morley and wife Janet; his beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Kristen Morley Taylor and husband Jacob of Wiesbaden, Germany; Jamie Morely of Elizabethton, Seth Taylor, Carly Taylor and Ellie Taylor, all of Wiesbaden, Germany; and his brother, Dale Morley and wife Bev.

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A celebration of JB’s life will be conducted at 2:00 PM on Sunday, November 19, 2023, in the Chapel of Peace at Tetrick Funeral Home of Elizabethton with Reverend Teddy Lewis officiating.  The family will receive friends between the hours of 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM prior to the service on Sunday.

The graveside service will follow in the Caldwell Springs Baptist Church Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Terry Morley, Todd Morely, Travis Eggers, Jeff Presnell, Jason Presnell and Mike Nidiffer.  Honorary pallbearers will be JB’s Sunday School Class, Greg Nidiffer and David Morley.  

Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations in JB’s honor to Gideon’s International, P.O. Box 652, Elizabethton, Tennessee 37643.

The family would like to especially thank the staff of Assisted Christian Living and the staff of Signature Health and Rehabilitation of Elizabethton for their care and compassion shown to JB during his illness.

Words of comfort can be sent to the Johnson family through our website, www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.  Tetrick Funeral Home-Riverside Chapel, 211 North Riverside, Elizabethton, TN 37643, is honored to serve the family of Mr. JB Morley.  Office phone (423) 542-2232; Obituary line (423) 543-4917.