John L. Morrison
September 20, 1929 ‒ August 15, 2016
John L. Morrison, age 86, of Fredericktown, Ohio passed away on Monday, August 15, 2016 at the Kobacker House in Columbus, Ohio. He was born on September 20, 1929 in Mount Vernon, Ohio the son of W. Daily and Bessie (Kaufman) Morrison. John served in the United States Army during the Korean War and retired from D H Bowman and Sons in Bellville.
John enjoyed outdoor activities such as walking, hiking, camping and mushroom hunting. Since his days of serving in the Army to weekends at the Friendly House in Mansfield, John was an accomplished boxer. He volunteered as a little league coach for his children and he was an avid fan of the Cleveland Browns and Cincinnati Reds. John was a member of the South Vernon United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his loving wife, Ruth (Murvine) Morrison, his children, Jill (Gary) Banbury of Bellville, Jackie (Robert) Seavolt of Howard, Jon (Nicole Carpenter) Morrison of Fredericktown and Toby Morrison of Fredericktown, seven grandchildren, Anson McQuigg, Nick (Ashley) Banbury, Devin, Jesse and Alyssa Seavolt, Codi and Montana Morrison, two great grandchildren, Payton Ziemski and Rory Banbury, a brother, Roger (Barb) Morrison of Fredericktown and a sister, Janet Connell of Mount Vernon.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his brothers, Robert Morrison, Dave Morrison, Forest Morrison, Kenneth Morrison and sisters, Marvel Lepley, Jean Williams and Helen Day.
Friends may call on Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the South Vernon United Methodist Church, 142 Columbus Road, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050 where a funeral service will begin at 7:15 p.m. with Rev. Lee Cubie officiating. A military service provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council will begin at 7 p.m. The Snyder Funeral Home of Fredericktown is honored to serve the family of John L. Morrison.
Memorial contributions in John’s name may be made to the Kobacker House, 800 McConnell Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43214.
To share a memory or leave a condolence for the family, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com