Continental — Johnnie D. Morrison, Jr., 80, of Continental died 1:58 p.m. Monday, April 20, 2015 at Mercy Hospital, Defiance. He was born September 9, 1934 in West Virginia to the late Johnnie D. Sr. and Dorothy Ellen (Frazier) Morrison. On May 20, 1956 he married Barbara McCarty, who survives in Continental.
He is also survived by his children: Jackie Dale (Cheryl) Morrison and Robert (Tina) Morrison, both of Continental, and Tammy (Christopher) Baker of Oakwood; 8 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren: 2 sisters: Janet Richards of Sherwood and Vernie (Butch) Galusky of Morgantown, WV.
Johnnie is preceded in death by a brother: Edward Morrison; 2 sisters: Marjorie Diane Morrison and Martha Ellen Lawrence; and a granddaughter: Keri Morrison.
Johnnie retired from Johns Manville in 1996 after 30.2 years. He was a member of Pleasant View Missionary Baptist Church, Junction. Johnnie loved his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Two of his favorite hobbies were gardening and working in the yard.
The funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, April 24, 2015 at the HEITMEYER FUNERAL HOME, Continental with Rev. Terry Brock officiating. Burial will follow in Riverview Memory Gardens, Defiance. Visitation will be Thursday from 2 to 8 p.m. and one hour prior to services on Friday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Condolences may be expressed at www.heitmeyerfuneralhome.com.