Obituary: James Kenneth Sherfield Morrison
April 21, 1991 – November 4, 2021
Jesus said, “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
On November 4, 2021, trusting in the words of Jesus in Matthew 11:28—30, James K. Sherfield Morrison entered into the Eternal Presence of his Loving Savior, Jesus Christ.
James was born to James S. Morrison and Tracy L. Sherfield April 21, 1991 at Barton Memorial Hospital in South Lake Tahoe, CA. When James was four, Tracy met Jim Ruger. A year later, Tracy and Jim married and Jim gladly took on the loving care and role of being James’s dad.
James attended TV Elementary, STMS and STHS. James worked hard in school, often referred to by classmates as “The Professor.” Following High School, James attended HSU in Arcata, CA. James returned home after two years to his favorite place on earth, “Lake Tahoe,” and worked for South Tahoe Refuse. James entertained any sport he could be involved in or that would keep him outdoors breathing that fresh Tahoe Air. Skiing, Soccer, Golf, Baseball, Disc Golf were musts but his favorite sport was fishing. He thought fish were beautiful! He loved a quote, “God never did make a more calm, quiet, innocent recreation than angling.“ by Izaak Walton.
James is survived by his parents; Tracy Ruger, Jim Ruger Jr., Jim Morrison. Siblings; Justin Ruger, Melyssa Avalos Morrison. Grandparents; Jody Noble, Randy Morrison. Uncles & Aunts; John Sherfield, Richard Sherfield, John
Ratliff, Jesse Ruger, Denise Clark, Barbara Ratliff. Cousins; Christina Benedict, Johnny Sherfield, Jessica Sherfield, Joey Apone, Zane Ratliff, Gracean Ratliff, Emma Ruger. Girlfriend; Jessie Marshall and so many more faithful, loving family members and friends. A Memorial Service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, September 24, 2022, at First Baptist Church located at
1053 Wildwood Avenue in South Lake Tahoe, CA. A fun round of Disc Golf and lunch will follow at the Bijou Disc Golf Course in honor of James. Casual or disc golf attire suggested. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to First Baptist Church Youth Group and/or spnawareness.org. Service will stream live via Tracy Ruger’s Face Book.
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