He was born November 7, 1940, in Kinston, NC, to the late Rev. Joseph Graham Morrison, III. and Carolyn Craven Morrison.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Jackson Davis Morrison and Junius Watson Morrison.
Surviving are his loving wife of forty years, Waltraud (Traudy) Morrison; sister, Ann M. Keir and husband Danny; children, Laura Morrison of Chapel Hill, NC, Amy Jesko and husband Josh of Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, Michelle Morrison of Marshall, NC, and stepson, Michael Engel of Smyrna, GA; four grandchildren, Nathaniel Fitzenrider, Benjamin Fitzenrider, Samuel Fitzenrider, and Evelyn Jesko; nephews, Daniel Keir and wife Ashley, Dr. Christopher Keir and partner Dr. Kevin Kalinsky, Ralph Morrison, and Jake Morrison.
After graduating from Davidson College in 1962, he went into the United States Air Force and retired as a Major (Intel Officer) after twenty years of service. Always interested in alternative medicine, he obtained a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Life University in Marietta, Ga.
Later on in life, he enjoyed working as a financial advisor and retired from Lincoln National after many years of service. Joe’s passions in life were performing magic and playing a myriad of musical instruments for any and all audiences. He was truly the life of the party!
He belonged to the International Brotherhood of Magicians, Ring 9 (Georgia Magic Club), enjoyed Bluegrass music and was an avid player of his Lowery organ.
Burial with military honors will be held at Hopewell Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Burgaw, NC at 11:00 a.m. on November 3, 2018. Winkenhofer Pine Ridge Funeral Home and Crematory in Kennesaw, GA and Quinn- McGowen Funeral Home in Burgaw, NC will be in charge of all funeral arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, any memorial donations can be made to Wellstar Community Hospice ? Wellstar Foundation, 805 Sandy Plains Road, Suite 100, Marietta, GA 30066.
We are so grateful for the loving care they provided him in his final days. Morrison, Joseph Graham
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