1010 El Camino Ave, B-D
Sacramento, CA 95815
J. Morris Company Mortuary Service
History - J. Morris Company
John Morris and his partner and friend Jim Frisvold started in the Mortuary Transportation business in 1971 with Sacramento Escort and Removal Service. John and Jim met while driving ambulance for Superior Ambulance Company. During their time as Ambulance attendants they saw a need for a first call mortuary transportation business in the Sacramento and surrounding areas.
They began with a motorcycle escort service under the advice of Mr. Vern Lind of Lind Bros. Mortuary in Carmichael, CA. They purchased a 1961 Chevy Impala station wagon, their first removal car, and began making removals for the Sacramento Area Funeral Homes. Their first removal call came in from Sacramento Memorial Lawn. Mt. Vernon Mortuary of Fair Oaks, Lombard and Company of Sacramento and A.J. Nicoletti of Sacramento soon followed. J. Morris Company began providing removal service to the Sacramento County Coroner in 1971 and continued to provide all of the removals for Sacramento County for 39 years. Jim Frisvold went on to purchase and run Cordova Ambulance Service for 17 years. After Jim left the company, John continued with J. Morris and Sons Enterprises. The company continued to grow with the addition of Limousine and Hearse rental, a casket company and eventually an airport shuttle service! Currently J. Morris Company continues to provide local and long distance mortuary transportation throughout the western United States.
In 1986 Myron Maxwell joined the company and in a short time became the general manager and worked at the company till his passing in November of 2009. Myron was well respected and known in our industry and will be sorely missed by us and all of those who had the pleasure of working with him. He was very active in our industry and made many friends and his smile and laugh was infectious. We wouldn't be where we are today without Myron's leadership and dedication to customers.
With 40 years in the industry John has seen the changes that have occurred in this business. He has watched and learned along the way and brings with him a knowledge and history that is hard to come by today. Gone are most of the family owned and operated funeral homes where agreements were made on handshakes. He made many of agreements that way and continues to believe that hard work and integrity still remain an expected quality with today’s funeral directors.
John, Mary and Jim Morris strive to represent our clients with the ultimate respect when dealing with the delicate nature of this business. It is our mission to continue to improve the level of service that John began nearly 40 years ago.