Jack D. Morrow 89, Greenwood, died Sunday, April 22, at Greenwood Village South Pavilion.
Jack was born January 18, 1918, in Cincinnati, Ohio, the only child of Paul and Grace Morrow.
He graduated from Lockland (Ohio) High School and Miami University where he met his wife
of 65 years, Harriet Cail Morrow.
Jack came to Indianapolis in 1940 to begin his 50-year broadcasting career. He spent most of
those years at Radio Station WIBC. He served in various on-the-air and administrative
jobs—announcer, disk jockey, news reporter, color man for basketball games, interviewer,
and program director.
From 1969 through 1978 he was producer of the 500 Mile Race broadcast for the Speedway Network.
For several years he did the FCC licensing for the Fairbanks Broadcasting Co. radio stations.
At the time of his retirement in 1990, he was the commercial operations manager and public
service director of WIBC.
Jack was a member of Indiana Broadcast Pioneers and their Hall of Fame. He was also
a member of Old Bethel United Methodist Church and Cumberland Lodge #726 F&AM.
Survivors in addition to his loving wife are son, Richard (Sheryl) Morrow of
Des Moines, Iowa; daughter, Carol (Ron) Barrett of Westerville, Ohio;
grandchildren, Michael (Mary) Morrow, Dan (Sarah) Morrow and Megan Barrett,
and great-grandchildren Katie, Emma, Samantha, and Andrew Morrow.
A grandson Peter Barrett, preceded him in death in 1998.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 25, at 10:00 a.m. at Shirley Brothers
Washington Memorial Chapel, 9606 E. Washington St., with calling Tuesday from 4:00 p.m.
until 7:00 p.m. Entombment will follow at Washington Park East Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
or the American Cancer Society.