Military veteran

Paul Morrison 89, Nov. 4, 1929 – Nov. 30, 2018. He was born in Galesburg, Ill., to John E. Morrison and Glidys Mosier. He had one brother, John Ed Morrison. Paul grew up playing the Viola. He worked on the railroad in Illinois for a short time also. He joined the Marine Corps and served in the Korean Conflict. He was a purple heart recipient from a battle wound while at the Chosin Reservoir.

He was a radio operator while serving. He trained in aviation for his lifelong career. He was a small plane pilot with a commercial rating, mechanic, inspector and licensure for 55 years. He worked at large airports in St Louis, Orange County, Calif., and several smaller airports in Missouri over the years. He taught at Linn Tech aviation in Linn, Mo.

He married Bernice Clevenger and they had four children: Kenneth Morrison, Diana (Dan) Trentham, Denise Brake, D.D. Vandivort.

He played in the Rolla community orchestra, a smaller string ensemble at Lake of the Ozarks, gave Suzuki violin lessons to young children and also played classical guitar,. He belonged to an RV club in Jefferson City, and a love to travel that he shared with family. Paul could usually be found at the airport when not home. He also has provided a small scholarship for music at the Licking High School for the past 35 yrs.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother.

Paul loved to challenge others to learn and be the best they could. He loved his family and friends. He will be missed by his children and nine grandchildren: Shelly Trentham Lansing (David), Matt (Kelly) Trentham, Bryan (Dee) Brake, Cherakee Brake, Mason (Elizabeth) Brake, Ashley Vandivort Lockert (Will), Amber Vandivort, Austin (Jennie) Vandivort, Aaron Vandivort; 13 great-grandchildren; three nephews, Jim Morrison, Tom Morrison, Danny Morrison; and great-nieces and -nephews.

We would love to invite friends and family to attend a celebration of life and service:

Service is Dec. 15, 2018, Boone Creek Baptist Church, Licking, Mo. Celebration of life is 10 a.m. Service and remembrance at 11 a.m. Graveside burial with military honors at noon in Boone Creek Cemetery

Everyone is invited to stay for a meal and visit at the church.

In lieu of flowers, we would ask to donate to the music scholarship for Licking High School.


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