Local Inventor Of Child Safety Cap, Glenn Morris, Dies

Sunday, November 13, 2005
Glenn H. Morris Sr.
Glenn H. Morris Sr.

Glenn H. Morris Sr., who invented a child-resistant medicine safety cap, died Sunday at his home here. He was 82.

He was born in 1923 in Wax, Ga., but he had lived in Chattanooga since 1952. He was a Navy veteran of WWII participating in eight invasions, including Leyte, North Africa, Iwo Jima and Luzon.

Upon his return home, Mr. Morris worked for Southern Dairies (Sealtest) and Rexall Drugs. In 1963, he started Progressive Drugs of America. In 1973, he started M&M Plastics and Chattanooga Plastics. He sold these businesses in 1984. He started Morris Enterprises in 1985, later called M&M Industries. He held patents for several child-resistant containers and closures for chemical, prescription and pharmaceutical products.

In 2005, he received the Entrepreneurial Award from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, School of Business.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday at Wax Cemetery, Rome, Ga.

The family will receive friends from 4–8 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday from 9:30–10:30 a.m. at Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 E. Brainerd Road.


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