MOUNT VERNON — Donald Edward Morrison, 88, of Mount Vernon passed away on Friday morning, Aug. 17, 2012, at the Laurels of Mount Vernon. He was born May 4, 1924, in Grafton, son of the late Stewart and Roselle (Melick) Morrison.
Donald was a 1943 graduate of Fredericktown High School and a retired educator, having taught industrial arts for Mount Vernon City Schools for over 28-years. He also faithfully served his country by enlisting in the Air Force during WW II and earned the rank of sergeant. Donald attended the South Vernon United Methodist Church in Mount Vernon and was a member of the Mulberry Street United Methodist Church in Mount Vernon and the WFC class at the church. He served on the Mount Vernon City School board of education for eight years and was the former JVS board president. Donald was a member of several organizations including the Thrall Lodge 170 of F. & A.M. in Fredericktown, the OEA, NEA, ORTA and the KERTA.
Donald is survived by his daughter, Ardyth Ann (Robert) Stull of Mansfield; sons, Mark Alan (Sharon) Morrison of Mount Vernon and Paul Stewart Morrison of Albuquerque, NM; grandchildren, Jennifer Hooper, David Morrison, Betsy Stull, Seth Morrison and Jonathan Stull; great-grandchildren, Connor Morrison, Abigail Hooper, Koen Swartz, Andrew Hooper, Will Hooper and Clay Hooper.
In addition to his parents, Donald was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Joyce Ellen Morrison on March 20, 2011; and sisters, Donna Swihart and Margaret Williams.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 619 E. High St., Mount Vernon. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, at the Mulberry Street United Methodist Church, 205 N. Mulberry St., Mount Vernon with the Rev. Robert Alexander, the Rev. Warren Outhwaite, the Rev. Lawrence Hard, and the Rev. Robert Stull officiating. Private inturnment will be in Mound View Cemetery. Military honors at the church will be provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council.
Memorial contributions may be made to South Vernon United Methodist Church, the Mulberry Street United Methodist Church or Hospice of Knox County.
Private expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting http://www.snyderfuneralhomes.com
The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Donald Edward Morrison.
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