Calvin Eugene Morrison Jr.
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SHREVEPORT, LA-Services celebrating the life of Calvin Eugene Morrison Jr. will be held at 10:30am on Thursday, April 11, 2013 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home Marshall Street Chapel. Officiating will be Rev. Conrad Edwards. Interment will follow at Forest Park St. Vincent. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 from 5:00 to 7:00pm at the funeral home.
Calvin went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, April 6, 2013 in Shreveport, LA. He was 91 years old. Waiting to greet him in Heaven were his mother and father, Lety Dulaney Morrison and Calvin E. Morrison Sr. and his six siblings, John, Gus, Maria, Earlma, Daisy and Lety. Left to cherish his precious memory is his wife, Rosemary Graves Morrison of Shreveport, LA., daughters, Pam M. Smith and husband, A.P. "Paul" of Shreveport, LA., Kay M. Dotsey and husband, Pete of Houston, TX. and Cindy M. Matthes of Sugarland, TX., grandchildren, Calvin Dotsey, Katherine Dotsey, Shelby Matthes, Mason Matthes and Marshall Matthes and sister, Catherine M. Lee of Sweetwater, LA. and sister-in-law, Nan G. Farber and husband, George of Kenner, LA. Calvin is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
Calvin was born on January, 17, 1922 in Baptist, Louisiana. He was one of eight children of Lety D. and Calvin E. Morrison Sr. He spent much of his childhood helping with the farm which supported the family during the Depression. After graduating from Hammond High School he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served 30 months in the South Pacific during World War II. After the war, Calvin attended LSU in Baton Rouge and graduated in 1950 with a BS Degree in Ornamental Horticulture. While there, he met Rosemary Graves and they were married a year after graduation. They had 61 years together. He was owner of Morrison Tree Service for over 35 years.
Calvin loved to work in his garden and shared his vegetables with friends and neighbors. Deer season was a priority at the Morrison household. He loved spending time with his buddies in the woods, although the deer population had little to worry about. In later years he and Rosemary enjoyed traveling with their friends and family. Calvin was a gentle man. He was a good husband and father. We will all miss him.
Honoring Calvin as pallbearers will be, Calvin Dotsey, Pete Dotsey, Jeff Farber, Mason Matthes, Marshall Matthes and Paul Smith. Honorary pallbearers will be, Will Arceneaux, Jack Barron, George Evanoff and Bob Herndon.
Calvin's family suggests that memorials may be made in his name to
, St. 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis TN. 38105.
"Nothing that is loved is ever lost, no one who has ever touched a heart can really pass away, because some beauty lingers on in each memory of which they've been a part." Author unknown
Rose-Neath Funeral Home
1815 Marshall Street Shreveport, LA 71101
Published in Shreveport Times from Apr. 9 to Apr. 11, 2013