John A. Morris, Sr.

John A. Morris, Sr. 65, passed away on Saturday, January 26, 2019. Born in Saratoga Springs, NY on October 22, 1953, he was the son of William and Eva Morris. He served in the US Marine Corps.

John was the owner and operator of Morris and Sons Automotive in Malta for many years. He most recently worked as a mechanic for the Town of Milton.

On Friday nights, John was at the Albany-Saratoga Speedway with his son racing street stock. He was always there to lend a hand to other drivers and was the technician inspector at the track. He loved being at camp with his family.

He was predeceased by his wife Tesia, daughter Mary Lou, and his brothers William Morris and Ronald Morris. John is survived by his loving companion Connie McConkey; children John Morris, Jr., Randy Morris (Lee), Casey Morris (Josalin), Mindy Morris (Rick), Joshua Smith (Amy), and Heather McConkey (David); grandchildren Matt, Zachary, James, Madyson, Devin, Emily, Scarlett, and Connor; great grandson Jeremiah; siblings James Morris, Helen Haskell, Eva Ebert and Janice Ellis; foster son Tim Ingoldsby, numerous additional foster children, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be held 10am Friday, February 1 at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Burial will be in Factory Village Cemetery in the Spring. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Thursday, January 31 from 3pm to 7pm at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions in memory of John may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project at

Guest Book

Floyd Dumire

Rest in peace my brother. Our time playing music together in the 70's was very special. Thank you........

Bob Prunier

There are very few people in life you look up to as you would your own father. John Sr. is one of those very few people!

Charlie Arnold

My thoughts and prayers are with the Morris family R.I.P. John you will be missed on Fridays nights and beyond

Jackie Canavan

Terry and I are very sorry for the families loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all.
Terry and Jackie Canavan

Bruce Richards

It is with my deepest condolences to the entire Morris family. John was always there for a helping hand for me when I asked for his help. I know how much he loved his family. His love of racing was very deep. I will alawys remember how proud he was of his son and his racing accomplishments.
God bless you all. BJR

John Whipple

Sending condolences to the family. Went to school and played music with John one of nicest men around always there to lend a helping hand. He will be missed by many but not forgotten.

Pamala Rickson/Banker

My heart is breaking for all. I have so many memories over the years, starting like 32 or more years ago. John was baseball coach for my sons. Tesia and I were friends, our babies are the same ages and were friends. We did family things together, when I went through a divorce, John and Tesia were there, they bought a bike for my son. So many fond memories, Dancing at Nashville north. I can't believe both of my friends are gone. I send my love to you all, I am so sorry for your loss, just carry on in their foot steps, they love you so.

Rosemarie Odell, Jason, Joshua, Jessica Reome

We send our highest respect to a man who gave not a little but a lot, hard working and loved his family. We are forever sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace.

Tom and Bessie Primeau

To the Morris family and Connie, sorry to hear the loss of a great man and dear friend. We will miss him at camp. Sorry we can’t make it up but will be up in spring. I miss and love you all take care and another angel watching over us

Scott and Chris Brundige

John, You were one of the best.You always gave to anyone and everyone. I know you weren't legally my brother in law. I always thought of you as one. Almost 13 yrs in our lives wasn’t nearly long enough.We will miss you so very much. Scott loved you like a brother also. Sending thoughts and prayers to all your kids and grandkids. Love you always. RIP Heaven got another great one.
Love, Scott & Chris

Randy Hotaling Sr


Kandee Lane

My thoughts and prayers to the family

Art Howes

Rest In Peace John, you will be missed at the track. Thank you for your contributions to the sport. My thoughts, prayers and love goes out to you and the ones you leave behind. With all of the kind words spoken about you, you definitely touched the hearts of many. Fly with the Angels John

Matt Rich

To the Morris family, I'm sorry for your loss. John Sr was a great guy and friend he will be missed by many. RIP big John you will never be forgotten.

Randy Morris

The most honest, hard working man I have ever met but not only that, the best dad. I will reflect on all the lessons in life you have taught me. You helped mold me into the man I am today. Thank you. I am so glad you got to meet our little one and I will cherish all of the memories we have shared. Rest easy, the hard work is done. Send mom our love. See you later!

Love you always,
Randy, LeeAnn and Connor.

John Nichols

Glad I got the chance to jam with John!
A great musician and a great guy !

Tracey Bentley

Love you Uncle John... to my cousins there are no words as to what a wonderful man your father was. He truly loved you all with everything in him. He's reunited with your beautiful mom, your sister, my dad, Uncle Bill, and grandma and grandpa. Remember he's always looking down and guiding us all. Love you all

Miranda Brundige

❤️❤️ I love you uncle John. You are missed dearly already, more than you know.