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Clinton Morrison, 1920-2019

 

Last updated 5/22/2019 at 4:48pm

Clinton Morrison

Clinton Gilbert Morrison, 98, of Lake Wales passed away Sunday, May 19 at Water's Edge in Lake Wales.

He was born October 8, 1920, in Great Neck, Long Island, New York, to the late Charles E. and Marie D. (White) Morrison. He was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran, having served as a Pharmacist Mate, First Class, (Corpsman), attached to the Marine Corp in the Pacific Theater. He spent his career in the medical supply field and was the owner of Hazleton Medical Supply in Hazleton, PA. He loved volunteering, the outdoors, flying, and people. He led a Boy Scout Explorer Troop, was a member of St. Peter's Episcopal Church and the Masons in Hazleton, PA. He served on the Saddlebag Lake Community Counsel, the Lake Wales Literacy Council, was a tour guide at Bok Tower Gardens, and he introduced generations of children to the outdoors and Winnie the Pooh through a Pooh Trail he created in the Pocono Mountain woods, PA. He was an AOPA pilot and helped restore a Taylorcraft plane which he flew to meets. He loved entertaining friends and family with his stories, games, puzzles, and magic tricks. He was interested in everybody and was an easy friend.

He is survived by his wife Marian Morrison, sons C. Gilbert Morrison (Kim) of Spring Mills, PA, Harold B. Morrison (Louisa) of Longmont, CO, Donald E. Morrison of Richmond, VA, and 5 grandchildren, all whom he was very proud of and loved dearly.

A memorial service will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 27 at Water's Edge, 10 W. Grove Avenue, Lake Wales.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Lake Wales Care Center, Bok Tower Gardens, or the Pocono Lake Preserve Memorial Committee.

Condolences may be sent to the Morrison Family, 10 W. Grove Ave., A6, Lake Wales, FL 33853, or through Marion Nelson Funeral Home: http://www.marionnelsonfuneralhome.com

 

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