Sadly W.J.Morris “Aka John the box” passed away in Shrewsbury Hospital on the morning of February the 6th. He was a well known Undertaker / Builder in Bishops Castle. He had extensive knowledge of vintage and classic motorcycles and was a big fan of the TT races on the Isle of Man also he collected vintage carpentry tools, again he had a great knowledge of the tools and their value in fact the last day out with him he bought a Plane which he had been looking for for quite a while. In his miss- spent youth he and friend, Pete Lello, with the help of the local blacksmith built a grass rack racing outfit and competed in many grass tracks he also dabbled a bit in trials on a solo machine His favorite machines were Vellocettes Moto Guzzis and Scotts. Where ever he went there were several people who knew him and always some banter.
He will be sadly missed by his wife Grace, sons Stephen and Phillip and daughter Paula daughter in law Ness and son in law Gerald and his grandchildren and all the rest of his family and by his many friends. I shall miss our trips to the H J Pugh’s wood tool and motorcycle auction at Ledbury On behalf of the Shropshire Section of the VMCC I extend my deepest sympathy to Grace and Family Also from my family,s Deepest sympathy. Rest in peace John over the last nine years you struggled against it with great fortitude.
Johns funeral will be on the 22nd of February at 12 noon at Saint John the Baptist Chuch Bishops Castle family flowers only donations to The Lingden Davis Cancer fund or to the Midlands Air Ambulance