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James A. Morrison, 93, Taylor County, KY/Cumberland native (1923-2016)

He was a veteran of World War II having served his country honorably in the United States Army as a Mess Sergeant in the European Theater and will be accorded full military rites at committal services. He professed faith in Christ and was a member of Elk Horn United Methodist Church. He was a retired rural letter carrier for the U. S. Postal Service and former owner and operator of Discount Used Cars. He was a native of Cumberland County, KY and a resident of Taylor County, KY, at the time of his death. He was the son of the late John Morrison and Tiny O. "Dessie" Wright Morrison and the widower of Madeline Burress, his wife of 62 years. He leaves five direct and three step living descendants.
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James A. Morrison, 93, of Campbellsville, KY, died at 12:25amET, Thursday, December 22, 2016 in Campbellsville.

Funeral service will be at 1pmCT/2pmET, Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Avenue, Campbellsville, KY, by Rev. Ronnie Dooley and Dr. William Davenport. Burial will be in Shiloh Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery with full military honors by the Marion County Veterans Honor Guard. Visitation will be 4pm-7pmCT/5pm-8pmET,Monday, December 26, 2016 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.


James A. Morrison, 93, Taylor County, KY (1923-2016)


James A. Morrison was the son of the late John Morrison and Tiny O. "Dessie" Wright Morrison. He was born October 2, 1923, in Cumberland County, KY. He died at Thursday, December 22, 2016 in Campbellsville, Taylor County, KY, at the age of 93 years, two months and 20 days Age: 93
He was a veteran of World War II having served his country honorably in the United States Army as a Mess Sergeant in the European Theater.

He professed faith in Christ and was a member of Elk Horn United Methodist Church.

James was a retired rural letter carrier for the U. S. Postal Service and former owner and operator of Discount Used Cars.

He united in marriage to Madeline Burress January 16, 1950. She preceded him in death December 23, 2012.

James was a hard working man who was a mainstay to all his family and will be remembered fondly and missed greatly.

He is survived by:
  • Two sons: Ronnie Morrison of Louisville, KY; and John Morrison and wife, Elizabeth of Campbellsville, KY

  • Three grandchildren: Felicia Schultz and Katie Morrison of Louisville, KY; and Wes Morrison of Campbellsville, KY

  • Three step-grandchildren: Jacob Blevins, Joseph Blevins and Julie Blevins

  • Two brothers and one sister: Billy Morrison and wife, Josephine and Nancy Baldock Overton and husband, R. J. all of Campbellsville, KY; and Howard Morrison and wife, Sharon of Topanga Canyon, CA

  • One brother-in-law: Allen L. Burress of Campbellsville, KY

  • Three sisters-in-law: Stella Morrison of Campbellsville, KY; Eula Morrison of Albany, KY; and Cleo Burress of Mt. Washington, KY

  • Several nieces and nephews

  • And many other relatives and friends
James was also preceded in death by three brothers: Charles Morrison, Edward Morrison and Elton "Chief" Morrison.

Send condolences to the family of James A. Morrison

Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Avenue, Campbellsville, KY, in charge of arrangements.

Family request expressions of sympathy be donations to Shiloh Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery Fund and may be made at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral. Home.


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