Funeral services for James Troy Morrison, age 88, of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, November 26, 2017 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Kenneth Rhoads officiating. Interment will follow at Arbala Cemetery with Cecil Wyatt, Curt Mayo, and Marlin Jones serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Lester, Bill Dwight Morrison, Joe Bowman, and all his CB buddies. Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, November 25, 2017 at West Oaks Funeral Home. James passed away on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at Christus Trinity Mother Frances Hospital in Sulphur Springs.
He was born on December 8, 1928, in Brashear, TX, the son of Lee Roy and Lillie Mae King Morrison. He married Janice Marie Williams on July 8, 1955 in Mahoney, TX. She survives. James had a love for the Shriners and the Masonic Lodge. He was a member of the Garland Masonic Lodge #441 AF and AM. He worked with the Boy Scouts for many years and enjoyed being on the CB and Amature Radio. He loved traveling to all the national parks. He retired from Fritz W. Glitsch where he worked as a welder-burner.
In addition to his wife Janice, he is also survived by sons, James Jeffery Morrison of St. Louis, MO, Curtis Morrison Mayo and wife Neka Jo of Sulphur Springs, sister, Kathleen Petty of Greenville, TX, grandchildren, Cheryl Mayo and Curt Mayo, great-grandchildren, Corde, Clancy, Graham, Gabe, Lincolm and Loften.
He is preceded in death by sisters, Mildred Young, Martha Courson, Jessie Fae Duncan, and brothers, Ray Morrison, O.L. (Buck) Morrison, and Howard Morrison.
Memorials may be made to Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital at scottishritehospital.org. Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.