George Morrison

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, February 3, 2009

George Arthur Morrison, 73, died Feb. 1, 2009, at Sentara Obici Hospital. Born Jan. 23, 1936 in Southern Pines, N.C., he was the son of the late Hazel Blanche O’Dell and Robert Charles Morrison.
George was a graduate of The University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill) from the School of Pharmacy, and lived in Tidewater for 46 years. He was active in the Suffolk Presbyterian Church and the Isaac Walton League. He had a life long commitment to the Boy Scouts, where he served on the board of Old Dominion Area Council; he was also past commander of Nansemond River Power Squadron, past commander of Great Bridge Cruise Club, and past commander of Hampton Roads Yacht Club.
He is survived by his wife, Maxann Kerr Morrison, brother, James Robert and Marion C. Morrison, of Raleigh, N.C.; daughters, Teresa and Daniel Underwood, of Gainesville, Ga., and Lisa Kerr Morrison and fiancée, William H. Drayton, of Suffolk, Va.; sons, Charles Thomas Morrison, of Suffolk, Va., Randall Lee Morrison and Nancy Bird, of Zuni, Va., and Charles Stephen Connolly and wife, Mary, of Greensboro, N.C.; grandchildren, who knew him as “Pepaw,” Aimee Kerr Underwood, Daniel Heath and Jessica Underwood, Katelynn Lail Morrison, Kelley America Connolly, Charlotte Anne Hermann, Gwendolyn Alana Goforth, Jennifer Alaina Goforth, Richard Alan Goforth, and five great-grandchildren.
George cherished his family and the family outings, boating, nature, Carolina sports, reading and was proud of his Scottish heritage.
A memorial service will be conducted Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009 at 2 p.m. in the Suffolk Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Rebecca Lesley, with burial in Holly Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home & Crematory, 509 W. Washington St., Suffolk, VA 23434.
In honor of George and in lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy can be made to Suffolk Presbyterian Church, 410 N. Broad St., Suffolk, VA 23434 or the Nansemond Suffolk Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 1515, Suffolk, VA 23439. Condolences may be registered at

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