Willis Floyd Morrison

Willis (Will) Floyd Morrison
Willis (Will) Floyd Morrison

The world has lost a gentle laugh, a chuckle, a knowing twinkle in the eye. A friend to all, a caring and loving husband, an attentive father and wonderful grandpa and great grandpa.
    
Willis (Will) Floyd Morrison passed away on February 3, 2009 in Mesa, Arizona.

Will was born January 19, 1923 in Gasoline, Texas. He moved to Fort
Thomas, Arizona, with his family in his younger years. At the outset of
WWII, Will joined the Marines and volunteered for the airborne and was
with the 2nd Parachute Division. He was involved in campaigns in the
South Pacific and trained with the 5th Division preparing for the
invasion of Iwo Jima. He was injured prior to the invasion, and after
extensive rehabilitation, was discharged in 1945.
   
He married
Beatrice Blake, after a whirlwind courtship, in Las Vegas, Nevada in
August of 1949. They lived in Los Angeles for a few years, returning to
Arizona in 1953 where Will worked in the medical lab at the Veterans
Administration Hospital in Prescott. Will took the position of head lab
technician at the Veterans Domiciliary in White City and retired in
1972.
   
Will and Bea spent their time together living in
Brookings, Oregon and eventually returning to Arizona. Will and Bea
were accomplished square dancers and knew no strangers.
   
Will
was the loving father and doting grandfather of three children;
Catherine Spires (Gary) of Eagle Point, Patricia Hill (Dan) of
Soldotna, Alaska, Larry Morrison (Mary) of Waleska, Georgia; seven
grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. He is survived by one sister
and two brothers; Lovella Salyer, Tuscon, Arizona, Leslie Udell
Morrison (Jewell) Queen Creek, Arizona, Duane Morrison (Bess), Mesa,
Arizona and many nieces and nephews who loved him dearly.

But
when God, our kind and loving Savior God, stepped in, he save us from
all that. It was all his doing; we had nothing to do with it. He gave
us a good bath, and we came out of it new people, washed inside and out
by the Holy Spirit. Our Savior Jesus poured out new life so generously.
God’s gift has restored our relationship with him and give us back our
lives. And there’s more life to come-an eternity of life!. Titus 3:4-7.

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