John D. Morrison, 68 of Victoria passed away on Thursday, November 28, 2019. He was born May 14, 1951 in Broken Arrow, OK to Etcil R. (Hoot) and Cara Staten Morrison. John attended Southwestern State University in Oklahoma; University of Oklahoma and the University of Tula, after completing his education he went on to manager of many building material companies including Payless Cashways, Hope Lumber and Lowes. John was always very active and enjoyed giving back to the community by volunteering with the Blue Santa Project; Lowes Local Heroes; Area Agency on Aging repairs to homes of low-income elders and was instrumental in building a children’s interview room for Midcoast Family Services, as well as serving on the boards of the Victoria Preservation, Inc. and the Victoria Boys and Girls Club.
With his love of the outdoors, John spent many hour’s quail hunting, bass fishing when he was younger and sitting on his brick patio or the veranda at Sodalis in later years. He took pleasure in genealogical research (or digging up dead relatives according to his niece, Angie) and historic preservation (especially his own personal home, as he affectionately referred to as his “Money Pit”). John appreciated music, relating stories of all the great bands and performers he saw in person including Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Linda Ronstadt, Eric Clapton, the Rolling Stones and Led Zeplin. John is survived by his wife of 43 years, Susan Holland Morrison; sons, Matthew C. Morrison of Fort Worth, Andrew H. Morrison of Victoria; sister, Dr. Peggy Morrison Hill of Catoosa, OK; many nieces, nephews and their children.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Barbara Morrison Harris; brother, Larry R. Morrison; sister-in-law, Carol Holland Fillmore; brother-in-law, R. Lynn Fillmore and his in-laws, Rev. Newton E. and Hattie Holland. A celebration of John’s life will be held on Thursday, December 12th with a visitation from 4-6 PM and the service to begin at 6 PM at Rosewood Funeral Chapels. If friends so desire, memorial contributions may be made to the Victoria Preservation, Inc., P.O. Box 1486, Victoria, TX 77902 or Victoria Boys and Girls Club, 202 Hopkins, Victoria, TX 77901, which was dear to John’s heart.
He taught us to choose our battles carefully but to fight with all you had when you did.
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