Donald L. Morrison (Jack) went home to be with the Lord on January 21, 2015 at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center.
Donald was born to Hillard and Glatha (Martin) Morrison on March 24, 1934 in Coffeyville, KS. He received his education in the Coffeyville, KS school system attending Cleveland Elementary and graduated from Field Kindley High School in 1952 and Coffeyville Junior College in 1954. After graduation he enlisted in the United States Air Force where he played football and ran track. Upon his discharge in 1959 Donald was drafted into the San Francisco 49er's but instead he chose to return to Coffeyville and further his education at Pittsburg State University where he majored in Art Education and Physical Education.
On May 15, 1960 he was united in marriage to Alene Ambler in Chanute, KS. To this union three children were born. One daughter Michele and Two sons, Thane (T-Don) and Travis. Donald, better known as Jack, never met a stranger, he made friends everywhere he went. He seemed to be a man of few words, but if you knew him you knew he wasn't. He was full of life and love and he had nicknames for everyone he knew. He was a deep thinker and a humble man. And when he spoke it was words of wisdom, laughter and love.
Donald was a lifetime member of Sardis First Missionary Baptist Church, where he served faithfully as Deacon, Board member and Choir member. Serving the Lord was the most important thing in Jacks life. The Second most important was his family, he always made time for what mattered most to him. He was known to be a very energetic person who loved the lord and loved life. Donald was a master woodcarver, avid bowler on many leagues, and loved to ride his motorcycle. He also loved to read novels particularly western and like to watch them on TV as well. He loved sports of all kind especially football, of course his favorite team was the San Francisco 49er's.
Jack was employed at Junge Bakery in the early 70's and later went to work for Farmland Industries until his retirement in 1994. The he became caretaker at the James Tyeska Youth Activity Center for many years and up until his death was the Cross Guard for USD 455. Where he was greatly loved and appreciated by the community.
He is preceded in death by his parents, a son, a daughter, two brothers, and two sisters. He leaves to mourn his death wife Alene, son Travis Morrison of Topeka, KS; grandchildren Sierra of Coffeyville, KS, Chanei, Karina, and Tahari Morrison of Shawnee, KS; Tony Strickland, Richard Morrison of Coffeyville, KS; Brother Mamon Morrison of Richmond, VA: Brother-in-laws; Spencer Ambler (Helen) of Iola, KS; Rev. Charles Ambler (Jessie) of Kansas City, KS; 7 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and special friends.
Visitation will be Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and the family will be receiving friend from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Mission Funeral Services Chapel.
Service will be Saturday at 11 a.m. @ Sardis First Missionary Baptist Church 414 E. 2nd Street Coffeyville, KS with Rev. Dr. V. O. Horn officiating.