Bernard Berl ˝B.B.˝ Morrison, 91, of Fayetteville, GA, passed away on Sun., Aug. 7, 2011, in Georgia, of heart failure.
He was born Nov. 15, 1919, in Linton, the son of Berl McKinley and Jenny Lynn Morrison.
In Dec. 1941, he quit work at Bethlehem Steel in Baltimore, MD, to enlist in the Army Air Corps. He was a WW II veteran of the 10th Fighter Squadron, 9th Air Force, with service in Zephyrhills, FL, England, France and Germany. He was very proud of his service in the Normandy Invasion and the Battle of the Bulge. After the war, he worked at Dallas Aviation School and for American Airlines at Love Field, but in October 1948 he moved his family to Georgia to start as a mechanic for Delta Air Lines. His 36 years at Delta also included technical services, engineering and supervisor of ground training. He retired as Systems Director of Building Maintenance in 1985.
Mr. Morrison loved gardening, fishing, traveling, photography and working on anything mechanical. He was a charter member of Kenwood Christian Church in Fayetteville which is now Christ Church at Whitewater.
He is survived by a son, B.B. ˝Bernie˝ (Jan) Morrison, Jr. of Locust Grove, GA, a daughter, Alice Morrison Carpenter of Stockbridge, GA, a step-son, Randy (Lisa) Hunt of Fayetteville, GA, step-daughters, Cindy (Mike) Moriarity of Ft. Wayne & Suzette (Richard) Schmidt of Glen Ellyn, IL, brothers, Harold Morrison of Linton, John (Beverly) Morrison of Brentwood, TN and Larry (Nancy) Morrison of O'Fallon, IL, sisters, Helen Earlywine Wright of Terre Haute and Mary Borden of Indianapolis, grandchildren, Matthew McKinley (Lydia) Morrison of Erie, CO, Benjamin Reeves Morrison of Little St. Simons Island, GA and Amanda (Eddie) Tavares of McDonough, GA, step-grandchildren, Rob Lowenstein, Wendy Williams, Melissa (Mike) Zoller, and Tim Moriarity, great-grandchildren, Chase, Bradley, and Lilly Tavares & Feagan, Haley, and Madison Hunt, nephews, Bill ˝Doc˝ (Sonya) Hyatt of Oveido, FL and Phil (Lynn) Hyatt of Stockbridge, GA and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Sue Marie (Hyatt) Morrison, his second wife, Laverne (Kohr) Morrison, a brother, Robert Morrison and sisters, Leta Potochnik, Margaret Carr, Millie MacDowell, and Betty Jo Sell.
A funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, at Welch & Cornett Funeral Home in Linton with visitation at 11 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery in Linton. Linton American Legion Post #22 will conduct military graveside rites.
The family has suggested that contributions in memory of Mr. Morrison be made to Fayette Senior Services, 4 Center Drive, Fayetteville, GA 30214.
Online condolences can be made at www.welch cornett.com.