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Paul Morrison


  Paul Morrison, age 89, son of John E. Morrison and Glidys Mosier, was born November 4, 1929 in Galesburg, Ill. He passed away November 30, 2018.
  Paul is preceded in death by his parents and his only brother, John Ed Morrison. He married Bernice Clevenger and they had four children: Kenneth Morrison, Diana (Dan) Trentham, Denise Brake, and D.D. Vandivort. He will be missed by his children, and 9 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 and 13 great-grandchildren, and also three nephews: Jim Morrison, Tom Morrison, Danny Morrison, and great-nieces and nephews.
  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.
  Paul 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 aviation at Linn Tech in Linn, Mo. He belonged to an RV Club in Jefferson City, and loved to travel, that he shared with family. Paul could usually be found at the airport when not home.
  Paul 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 also has provided a small scholarship for music at the Licking High School for the past 35 years.
  Paul loved to challenge others to learn and be the best they could. He loved his family and friends. We would love to invite Friends and Family to attend a Celebration of life and service.
  Service is December 15, 2018, at Boone Creek Baptist Church in Licking, Mo. Celebration of life is at 10:00 a.m. followed by Service and remembrance at 11:00 a.m. Graveside burial with military honors is at Boone Creek Cemetery at 12:00 p.m. Everyone is invited to stay for a meal and visit at the church.
  In lieu of flowers we would ask you to donate to the music scholarship for Licking High School.

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