Ray and Shirley Morrison

January 4, 2023

Ray and Shirley Morrison Obituary

Shirley, then Ray Morrison passed from this world on Wednesday, January 4th at their home in Rison, a place they loved. 

Shirley was born on March 15, 1934 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas to Elva & Van Sadler. She was preceded in death by her parents and older brother, J.L. Sadler II. 

Ray was born in Rison, Arkansas on June 1st, 1933 to Mildred & Angus Morrison, who preceded him in death. 

They both graduated from Rison High School, where Ray was a member of the 1950 State Championship Football Team. They then both attended Henderson State College. After marriage, they were stationed in Georgia and California as Ray fulfilled his Army obligations. They returned to Rison in 1957 to build their lives together. Ray was head football coach of Rison High and then went on to sell Life Insurance. He served as a board member for C&L for many years. Ray and Shirley were members of Rison Methodist Church, where Ray also served on various committees.

They are survived by Ray’s sisters, Kay Reed and Angie Day; sons, Scott (Paige) Morrison of Rison and Dr. Steve (Debbie) Morrison of Monticello; grandchildren, Dr. Kathryn Morrison (Doug) Rinehart of Bentonville, Dr. Sadler Morrison of Springfield, MO, and Jaelle Morrison of Mansfield, TX; great grandchildren, Van Sadler and Grace Elizabeth Rinehart of Bentonville. 

Graveside services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, January 7, 2023 at Greenwood Cemetery in Rison with Bro. Scott Grubb and Bro. Wade Toddy officiating.

Memorials may be made to the Rison State Champions Endowment c/o Arkansas Community Foundation 5 Allied Drive Suite 51110, Little Rock, AR 72202.

Arrangements by Buie Funeral Home of Rison (870) 325-6216. 

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Graveside Service
January 7, 2023

10:00 AM
Greenwood Cemetery
Greenwood Cemetery Road
Rison, AR 71665


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