Harold “Buddy” Morrison, Jr.

Harold “Buddy” Morrison, Jr., 87, passed away on September 15, 2016, at Consulate Health Care of Woodstock.

Mr. Morrison was born August 20, 1929, in Woodstock, VA, and son of the late Harold Morrison, Sr. and Loise Ambrose Morrison.

Mr. Morrison was a lifelong member of Emanuel Lutheran Church in Woodstock, and worked on many projects to preserve and improve the church property.

The main focus of his life was the Woodstock Garage which was founded by his father in 1925.  At the time of his death, he served as CEO of that corporation.

He was a veteran having served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.

Mr. Morrison graduated from Woodstock High School in 1946, attended Massanutten Military Academy, and graduated from Shenandoah Business College (Palmer School) in 1948.  He was active at one time with both the Cub and Boy Scouts, Little League baseball, and served as President of the Woodstock Jaycees in 1958.  He was also President in 1966 of the Woodstock Chamber of Commerce.  He served as a Director of 1st Virginia Bank (BB&T) from 1971 – 2002, and Shenandoah Telephone from 1979 – 2005.  He worked with others to bring the Ramada Inn to Woodstock and served on its Board of Directors.

He and his wife enjoyed traveling in all 50 states and other countries with his favorites being Australia and a trip through the Panama Canal.  He enjoyed river cruises which included the Rhine River and the complete length of the Mississippi River.  A favorite pastime was flying in his Cessna airplane.

Surviving is his wife, Kathryn (Kitty) Funk Morrison, of Woodstock; two sons – Harold Morrison, III and wife, Lois; and Rex Allan Morrison and wife, Yvonne; one grandson, Jeffrey Morrison and his wife, Anne; and one granddaughter, Abigail Morrison; two brothers-in-law – Ralph H. Combs and Richard A. Funk and wife, Janet.  A number of nieces and nephews also survive.  He was predeceased by a beloved sister, Charlotte Combs.

A memorial service will be held at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Woodstock on Tuesday, September 20, 2016, at 2 pm with the Rev. Nathan Robinson officiating.  Burial will be private.

Memorials may be made to Emanuel Lutheran Church Scholarship Fund, 127 East High Street, Woodstock, VA 22664 or to the Woodstock Museum, PO Box 741, Woodstock, VA 22664.

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4 Condolences to Harold “Buddy” Morrison, Jr.

  1. Betsy Doyle says:

    I am so sorry to hear about Buddy..we were frineds from elementary school until today and I will miss his smile and just talking about old times with him. Kitty ,,I will be here for you at any time you want to just talk….I will be there Tuesday….betsy

  2. gary ambrose says:

    so very very sorry to hear about buddy passing
    may god be with you all and confort you in your loss
    remember all the good times and put you trust in GOD
    he will get you thru it all
    you all are in our prayers

  3. I am so lucky to have gotten to know Buddy over the past few years…a wonderfully gruff, warm, generous man. On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Woodstock Museum I would like to express our sorrow for his loss, and extend our deepest sympathies to his family and friends.

  4. Virginia Dicks Gruver says:

    Oct. 3. I just learned of Mr. Morrison’s death. I am shocked and very sad. My sincere and caring sympathy to all.