Ken Morrison

 

Ken Morrison
Ken Morrison

Ken Morrison, 83, of Amarillo, TX passed away Wednesday, April 13, 2022 after a battle with Alzheimer’s.

Memorial services will be in his beloved Cuchara, CO on Wednesday, June 15, 2022, at 10:00 A.M., at The Cuchara Chapel. A reception will follow at the REC Hall.

Ken was born July 9, 1938 in Pampa, TX to Johnny and Adele Morrison.  He married Sharon Whitfield on December 18, 1965.  They lived in Dumas for most of the 57 years they were married and raised two children, Brad and Kelly, there.

Ken graduated from Texas Tech with his BBA in 1961 where he was in the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity and then began a career best known for either his years as President at North Plains Savings and Loan or his second career, teacher at Dumas High School.  Prior to these two adventures he worked for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the City of Dumas, along with teaching classes for Amarillo College throughout the years.  Ken also earned his licensure as a real estate broker, though he never pursued that as a career.

Ken and Sharon were members of the First United Methodist Church of Dumas where he taught Sunday School, sang in the choir, and served on numerous committees (chairman of the Administrative Board, chairman of the Finance Committee, Pastor-Parish Relations Committee, chairman of the Special Gifts and Wills Committee). Upon moving to Amarillo in 2000, Ken and Sharon joined the Polk Street United Methodist Church.  Ken served the community of Dumas through his participation and leadership in many organizations including Lions Club (Treasurer, Vice President, President), Chamber of Commerce (Director), YMCA (Treasurer Director), United Way (Director), Dumas Industrial Foundations (Director), Opportunity Plan (Chairman), Panhandle Plains Higher Education Board, and Dumas ISD Board of Trustees.  He also served within his profession for the Texas Savings and Loan League (Director) and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (ADVISE Committee).  Ken also served the Cuchara Valley through his volunteering with the Cuchara Association (Director and Treasurer) and the Cuchara Valley Chapel (Trustee).

Once Ken retired, he loved playing tennis with his wonderful group of friends in Cuchara in the mornings followed many days by fishing in the afternoon.  He also loved the beach, and Ken and Sharon spent many years splitting time between residences in Amarillo, Cuchara and South Padre Island.  His love for travel gave rise to many fun trips around the world with his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and nephew, Bobby Adair.

Survivors include his wife, Sharon, of the home, his son, Brad Morrison and wife Vickie, and daughter Kelly Morrison, all of Amarillo; his sister, Joan Adair, of Canyon, TX, his niece Jo Stroebel of Dumas, TX, and his nephew, Kerry Adair and wife Anita of Canyon, TX along with their respective families.

The family suggests memorials to Alzheimer’s research or your favorite charity.

20 Replies to “Ken Morrison”

  1. Sharon and family, Ken was a wonderful man, husband, father and businessman. We Chi O’s loved being with him in your home. He was such a polite and gentle man and could throw hoops very well on your neighbor’s basketball court. I would’ve loved to have played TENNIS against him but he wasn’t in the right place at the right time AKA Cachura. This wonderful soul is a blessing to all. My love and condolences always.

  2. God bless you Mrs. Morrison, I’m so sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences. It was a gift to be able to meet you and Ken and enjoy his friendly personality for a while.

    1. Thank you, Karma. We so appreciate the kindness and care with which you treated him and our family. Bless you for the way you do your job!

  3. We are blessed to have known Ken. What a wonderful legacy to leave behind. Condolences to all of the family.

  4. Sharon, Brad and Kelly, how very sorry I am to hear of Ken’s passing. I spent many hours at your house and going to Cuchara with all of you. I cherish all the time spent with your family. Prayers of love and peace for all of you knowing the void he leaves. God bless.

  5. Sharon, Kelly and Brad,
    Bart and I are so very sad to learn of your loss. We have such fond memories of sharing our lives with you in Dumas. God keep his arms around each of you as you grieve the loss of a wonderful man.

  6. Oh, Sharon-I am so very sorry at the loss of your love to that terrible disease. My heart breaks for you & your family. We know he is in the arms of our Blessed Saviour-and Ken was such a blessing to others. My prayers are offered up for you and your family. ❤️

  7. We are so sorry to read about your loss of Ken! What a great guy! You will be in our prayers and definitely in our thoughts in the coming days! ❤️
    We will certainly miss seeing him in Cuchara!

  8. We are so very sorry for your loss. Ken was loved by many and will be missed by all, especially you Sharon, Brad and Kelley. Many prayers for you all.

    1. Thank you, Johnnie. I have so many good memories of fun times we enjoyed with you! I would love to see you and have a catch up visit.

  9. Ken and I have a great friendship and many crazy stories while he was on the DISD school board! I miss that wonderful family! Blessings!

  10. I’m so sorry for your loss. Words are not adequate enough to express my heartfelt sorrow over the loss of your husband & dad.

    I pray that God will wrap around you in a blanket of comfort, love & peace in days ahead. My heart breaks for you …

    And yet, my soul leaps rejoicing that Ken has received ultimate healing and in the presence of God on the other side of the veil between our earthly home & heavenly home.

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