James was born in Plymouth on March 2, 1955, to the late James Edward and Evelyn L. (Church) McMorrow, Jr. He was raised in Kingston and graduated from Silver Lake Regional High School in 1973. While in high school he played hockey and baseball and later returned to coach the high school hockey team. He was a manager for the Hobomock Arena in Pembroke. James worked for REACH, Inc. for many years as a case manager until his retirement. James enjoyed freshwater fishing, kayaking, and gardening. He loved tending to the flowers and vegetables.
A period of visitation will take place on Thursday, June 22, 2023, from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Cartmell-Davis Life Celebration Funeral Home, 150 Court Street, Plymouth. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to REACH, Inc.20 Middle Street, Plymouth, MA 02360, or https://reachinc.net/donate/.