GOREVILLE - Jerry D. Morrison, 69, passed away at 4:17 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, in Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion.
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Jerry was born on Aug. 3, 1944, in Evansville, Ind., to George "Zach" and Afton (Davis) Morrison.
He married Crystal White on June 11, 1967, in Goreville. She preceded him in death on Oct. 16, 2004.
Jerry loved all sports, especially SIU Basketball. He liked hot rods and restoring vehicles. Jerry enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and eating Hershey Kisses. He will be missed by all.
Survivors include his children, Mindy Farren and husband Scott, of Goreville and Andy Morrison and wife, Brandy of Goreville; grandchildren, Eden Morrison, Chayne and Casey Goines, Kelsey and Cody Edwards, Kolton Morrison, Drew Morrison ,Stephanie and William Doty, Tristen Sahlin-Farren, Bethany Sahlin-Farren, Jacob Rutledge and Landon Farren; great-grandchildren, Skyler Gunn and Alan William Doty; and brother, Gary Morrison and wife, Janet of Goreville.
Jerry was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Crystal; son, Eric Morrison; and granddaughter, Makayla Morrison.
Services will be at noon Friday, Jan. 10, in Blue Funeral Home in Goreville, with Pastor Mindy Farren officiating. Burial will follow in Busby Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Eagle House Ministry.
For more information or to sign the memorial guest register, visit www.bluefuneralhome.com.
Published in The Southern Illinoisan from Jan. 7 to Jan. 8, 2014