Lonnie Ray Morrison of Cuba, Missouri was born April 8, 1939 in St. Louis, Missouri to Willis and Anna Chandler Morrison and passed away Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at the age of 81 years, 1 month and 18 days.
Lonnie grew up at Cherryville graduating from Cherryville High School.
In July of 1957 he married Ida Dormalee Hogan.
Lonnie came to know the Lord when he was 18 years old while attending Lookout Assembly Church as a young man. He had been attending Cuba Assembly while his health permitted him.
Lonnie retired in 1987 from General Motors after 30 years. During that time he was the union steward. He loved being outdoors and looked forward to hunting, fishing and camping. He enjoyed being a member of the Plug’n Hobo’s UAW Bass Club spending time in Kentucky fishing.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Willis and Anna Morrison; wife, Ida Dormalee Morrison; one daughter, Merrie Morrison; brothers, Leonard Morrison, Rainey Gregory, Troy Gregory and Ralph Gregory; sister, Mabel Wieland; brothers-in-law, Harry Hogan, Peter Hogan, Michael Dildine and Osco Munton; sisters-in-law, Linda Collier, Fern Bryan, Shirley (Tartan) Collier, Carol Avery and Penelope Hogan.
He is survived by three sons, Lonnie (Christie) Morrison of High Ridge, Missouri, Randy (Linda) Morrison, Poplar Grove, Illinois and Alan (Linda) Morrison of Lake Village, Indiana; six grandchildren, Matthew Morrison, Christopher (Jamie) Morrison, Kyle (Erin) Morrison, Kevin (fianceé Kelsey McCaughey) Morrison, David Kovach and Derek Kovach; six great grandchildren, Jacob and Weston Morrison, Aria Morrison, Kaleb, Kaylee and Kaylynn Kovach; one brother, Lenor (Erma) Morrison of Albuquerque, New Mexico; one sister, Loretta Munton of Cuba, Missouri; brothers-in-law, Terry (Vicky) Hogan of Steelville, Missouri, Michael (Jeanie) Hogan of Roland, Arkansas, Butch Avery of Bourbon, Missouri, Gene (Linda) Avery of Leasburg, Missouri and Jerry Bryan of Steelville, Missouri; sister-in-law, Claudia Dildine of St. Clair, Missouri; his special Border Collie, Babe; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 30, 2020 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 30, 2020 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri with Rev. Terry Hogan and Rev. Jerry Beers officiating. Special music of “Go Rest High” was sung by Rev. Jerry Beers and “It is Well” was sung by Liz Hogan. Memories were shared by Lonnie Morrison and Matt Morrison. Postlude was played on piano by Ron Scott.
Committal prayer and interment were in the Sellers Cemetery in Dillard, Missouri. Closing song of “Amazing Grace” was led by Matt Morrison.
Casket bearers were Lonnie Morrison, Randy Morrison, Alan Morrison, Kyle Morrison, Kevin Morrison and Bill Brakefield with Matthew Morrison as honorary.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home of Steelville, Missouri.
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