Tigers’ play-by-play man, WKXN sales manager dies

Published 5:08 pm Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Mike Morris, who was the well-known voice of the Greenville High School Tigers football team for over 30 years, died on Wednesday morning. He was 60-years-old.

Morris had worked as both Station Manager and General Sales Manager for WKXN/WKXK-FM since 1977.

According to WKXN office manager Chelli Merrett, Morris had been on dialysis for years and his health had been steadily declining.

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“Today, we lost a great man,” said Merrett. “Please keep Mike and his family in your prayers.”

Morris called the Carver-Montgomery vs. Greenville High School football game last Thursday night. He was taken to the hospital in Montgomery over the weekend suffering with severe abdominal pain, she said.

Morris was also a weather-watcher for WSFA in Montgomery.

Morris’ partner and former owner of WKXN, Terry Golden, died in February 2008. The two called GHS football games together from 1977 to 1997.

Morris is survived by his wife, Becky, and two children, Jennifer Griffiths and John Michael Morris.