Morrison Sr., John Howard
John’s amazing life journey began in Waurika, Oklahoma, being born to Willis Jerry Morrison and Offie Belle Bryant Morrison, and then moving to Dallas at age two in a buckboard wagon with his mother and four siblings. He grew up in “old Dallas” and saw the city develop from a depression-era cow town to a major international hub during his life. He graduated from Crozier Tech in 1942 and joined the Navy at age 17 to fly PBYs during World War II. He returned from the war and worked his way through the University of Denver. He practiced accounting for Sun Oil in California and returned home to Dallas to work for the original Frito Lay Company in its early days. While doing so, he met a stunning dark-haired beauty on his walks to the office each morning. He finally convinced Vincenza “Virginia” Macaluso, to not only go to lunch with him, but to marry him and have four children and a 52-year marriage which ended with Virginia’s death in 2006.
John loved flying, horses, playing craps and his beloved ‘Gigi’ throughout his life. He led a large, loud, and loving family that continues his love of Texas and his inappropriate sense of humor. He maintained that love of life and his sense of humor until he passed away at age 97, peacefully and surrounded by his family.
He is survived by his four children -Theresa Mosmeyer (Davis), Tina Teichman (Brian), Virginia ‘Gina’ Love (Andy), and John Morrison, Jr. (Alexandra); nine grandchildren – Trey Mosmeyer, Tyler Mosmeyer, Rachel Mosmeyer Speakman, Christina Teichman, Sarah Teichman, Joseph Teichman, Johnny Morrison III, Lacee Morrison, Jake Morrison; and eight great-grandchildren – Finn, Jamie Rose, Madison, Olivia, Marc, Lucas, Meela, and Liam.
Services will be Friday, July 16, 2021
Rosary at 10:30 am and Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am
St. Patrick’s Catholic Church
9643 Ferndale Road
Dallas, TX 75238
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