The Duncan Banner


October 8, 2012

Phil Ray Morrison

DUNCAN — Jan. 7, 1944 — Oct. 5, 2012

Phil Ray Morrison, 68, passed away Friday, Oct. 5, 2012 in Duncan.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, at the Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral Home with Pastor Doug Gunsalus officiating. Burial will be in the Bailey Cemetery under the direction of Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral Home in Marlow.

Phil was born Friday, Jan. 7, 1944 in Marlow to Herman and Pauline (Bowman) Morrison. Phil lived in the Stephens County area all of his life and graduated from Marlow High School in 1962. He served in the National Guard for nine years. Phil married Wanda Whitehead on July 1, 1966 in Wichita Falls, Texas. He worked as a machinist at Halliburton, retiring after 33 years of service. Phil had a great sense of humor and enjoyed entertaining kids.

He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He was an extremely creative person and a skilled craftsman in knife making and woodworking. He was an avid fan of the University of Oklahoma Sooners and the Oklahoma City Thunder. Phil had a strong belief in his faith and attended Heritage Oak Church in Duncan.

Survivors include, wife, Wanda Morrison of the home; son, Buddy Morrison and wife Ena of Duncan; three daughters, Lisa Huckabaa and husband Alan and Paula Huckabaa and husband Russell, both of Duncan, Kristi Jensen and husband John of Papalote, Texas; grandchildren, Maryssa Ashton and husband Jay Portland, Texas, Jordan Huckabaa of Oklahoma City, Jacob Huckabaa of Duncan, Destini Dorer of Ardmore; great-grandchildren, Raelee and Jaelyn Ashton, three brothers, Wendell Morrison and wife Shirley of Rush Springs, Nick Morrison and wife Kay of Duncan and Keith Morrison and wife Anita of Norman; several nieces and nephews.

Phil was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Vicki Hinkie.

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