1921 - 2008
J.D. Morrison, 87, a life long resident of Iowa Park, passed away Wednesday, August 20 in Iowa Park.
Funeral services were held at the Dutton Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, August 23, with Rev. Clifton McFadden, pastor, of Word of Grace Worship Center, and Pastor Ted Gray, Lakeview Church of God, officiating.
Graveside services followed at Highland Cemetery.
Mr. Morrison was born May 8, 1921 in Iowa Park to James Phillip and Minnie (Lee) Morrison. He attended school in Iowa Park. On December 14, 1941, J.D. married Ethel Mae Skinner in Walters, OK. He left school at an early age to help his father plow fields and do hauling for people. He also worked for merchants of Iowa Park six years, doing all types of jobs. He worked for Iowa Park Independent School District as a bus driver and janitor, and worked for Wichita County Precinct 3 in 1953 as a road grader operator, retiring in 1986. Summer vacations and many fishing trips were the love of his life and he enjoyed sharing these experiences with everyone. He also collected old pictures of Iowa Park which now hang in the halls of Iowa Park Health Care Center. He was a member of Friendly Door and of Iowa Park Church of God where he was a bus driver, song leader, and superintendent.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; sister, Mildred King; brother, Chester; and step-grandson, Troy Vance.
Survivors include his children, Douglas Morrison of Iowa Park; Dianne Vance of Burlington, CO; an adopted daughter, Helen Duncan of Henrietta; four grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.
The family suggest memorials be made to Hospice of Wichita Falls, P.O. Box 4804, Wichita Falls, TX 76308; Iowa Park Health Care Center, 1109 North 3rd St., Iowa Park, TX 76367; or to Friendly Door Senior Citizens at 810 North 3rd St., Iowa Park, TX 76367.