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William “Bill” Edwin Morrison, 91, of Ashland, died Thursday, September 6, 2018 at The Good Shepherd Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Campus.
Bill was born November 4th, 1926 in Charleston, WV, the son of Lorraine and Viloris Morrison. He grew up in Ansted, WV and lived in the Florida Keys, Miami, FL, and Sandusky, OH, before settling in Ashland, Ohio in 1954 where he has resided for the past 64 years.
Bill served in the United States Navy during WWII aboard the USS New Orleans. He was a proud life member of the Ashland American Legion Post 88 and the VFW. At the legion, he enjoyed volunteering at the fish fries and bingo.
Bill loved his family and his values clearly exemplify those of the greatest generation. He valued hard work, family, doing the right thing, and always giving more than he took. He lived these values every day of his life. A good day for Bill was one that involved hard work, family dinner, a game of Uno, and ice cream.
During his time in Ashland, Bill worked at Mansfield Tire, Eagle Rubber, and later retired from the Ashland City Schools. Bill enjoyed the outdoors (camping, fishing, and gardening), trips back to his roots in West Virginia, watching the Cleveland Indians, playing cards with friends, and watching his grandchildren and great grandchildren participate in sports. Bill was a member of Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Ashland.
Bill is survived by his wife of 71 years Mona, one daughter Sandi Carpenter (Gary), grandsons Jon Shoemaker (Monja), Jamison Sloan (Liz), and Chris Carpenter, granddaughter Beth Carpenter, his brother Bob Morrison (Joyce), sister Barbara Massey (Paul) and 11 great- grandchildren (Brooke, Cole, and Baylee Shoemaker, Carl and Faye -Marie Sloan, Jordan, Garrett, Sydni, and Evan Carpenter, Tori Cole, and Bella Simpson.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Services will be Sunday at 3p.m. at Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church with Rev. Karen Liddy officiating. Friends may call one hour prior to the service from 2 to 3 p.m. at the church. Burial will be at Ashland County Memorial Park, where military rites will be held. Online tributes may be made at www.RobertsFuneralHome.com. Memorial contributions may be made to Peace Lutheran Church at 1360 Smith Rd, Ashland, OH 44805 or the charity of the donor’s choice.
Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church
1360 Smith Road, Ashland OH 44805
The family requested you to choose a charity of the donor's choice.