William Gaston Morrison Sr.
William Gaston Morrison Sr., 89, of Statesville, N.C., passed away on Tuesday, June 25, 2019, at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, N.C.
Mr. Morrison was born October 3, 1929, in Flat Rock, N.C., to the late Pauline Horne Morrison and Francis Scarr Morrison Sr. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Statesville and graduated from Statesville Senior High School, where he was a co-captain of the state championship football team in 1947-1948. After attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he served in the U.S. Army and was a combat veteran in the 2nd Division in the Korean War (1951-1952). In 1954, he married Julia Elizabeth Gibbs, who passed away June 12, 2018.
After his military service, Mr. Morrison was employed by the Westinghouse Corporation and then as a sales representative for Huttig Sash and Door Company of Charlotte. In 1962 he formed Associated Laundry Sales, the commercial distributor for Maytag Corporation in North Carolina and Virginia with his brother. He enjoyed family and playing golf.
He is survived by four children, William G. “Bill” Morrison Jr. (Jenny) of Chapel Hill, Sandra M. Davidson (Paul) of Statesville, Pamela M. Harper of Charlotte, and Daniel Gibbs Morrison (Jane) of Charlotte; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Ann M. Carson of Statesville and Frances M. Ashe of Newnan, Ga.
In addition to his wife of 64 years, he was preceded in death by four sisters, Polly M. Jordan, Adelaide M. Shefte, Gloria M. Williams and Elsie M. Cansler; and one brother, Francis Scarr Morrison Jr.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 29, 2019, at First Presbyterian Church with Rev. Edward Boyce and grandson-in-law, Rev. Nathanial Perry Goss officiating. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery with military honors provided by the Iredell County Veterans Burial Detail. The family will visit with friends on Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. before the service at the church. The family will receive friends at 559 Stoneybrook Road, Statesville, following interment.
Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church or American Red Cross. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.troutmanfuneralhome.com
Troutman Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Bill Morrison.