Boyce McKnight Morrison, Sr. ’43

Boyce McKnight Morrison, Sr. ’43, 88, of Davidson, N.C., died March 16 at The Pines at Davidson. Born April 3, 1922, in Cabarrus County, he was a son of the late Mason McKnight Morrison and Lelia Alexander Morrison. Morrison was a graduate of Davidson and received his master’s degree from UNC Chapel Hill in 1950 and his Ed.S. degree from the George Peabody College for Teachers (now part of Vanderbilt University) in 1970. He retired in 1987 as assistant superintendent of the Shelby (N.C.) Public Schools, after a 41-year career in education, the last 32 years in Shelby. Morrison served as a quartermaster in the U.S. Army during WWII and was stationed in England, France, and Germany. Morrison served as an elder and Sunday school teacher in various Presbyterian churches. His community involvement included the Lions Club, the American Red Cross, and the Head Start Advisory Council. A devoted husband, father, and brother, he leaves to cherish his memory his sons, Boyce McKnight “Mack” Morrison, Jr. (Alice A. Morrison), 5 Dally Rd., Flemington, NJ 08822-6931, and David Stewart Morrison (Suzanne M. Morrison); grandchildren, Emily Caldwell Morrison, Robert Alexander Morrison, and Jonathan Stewart Morrison; step-grandchildren, Lauren Michelle Mehlhorn, Kendall Marie Mehlhorn, and Kelsey Louise Mehlhorn; and brothers, John Alexander Morrison and William Emerson Morrison, Sr. (Emmy Morrison). In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Vera Eugenia Ferguson Morrison, in 2004; brother, Robert Edward Morrison, Sr.; and sisters, Margaret Umberger and Janie Goodman.