John L. Morrison

John L. Morrison, 77, of Thayer Road, Portland, N.Y., passed away suddenly at his home on Tuesday evening, Dec. 10, 2013.

John was born in Jamestown, N.Y., on March 4, 1936, and was the son of the late Howard and Josephine Porter Morrison.

He has been a resident of Portland, N.Y., for the past 30 years, having previously lived in California for the greater part of his earlier life. John had been employed at Boeing Airlines in California, where he had worked as draftsmen assistant before his retirement.

John also had served his country in the U.S. Navy, and every year thereafter attended a reunion called the Tin Can Sailors of Buffalo.

He was a member of theBrocton Baptist Church.

He is survived by several aunts, uncles and cousins and a sister-in-law, Patricia Crouse Morrison of Holly Hill, Fla. John was predeceased by his brother, Gerald Morrison.

Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 10 a.m. from the Brocton Baptist Church, 33 W. Main St., Brocton, N.Y. The Rev. Larry Morrison will officiate.

The family will receive friends from 9-10 a.m. prior to the funeral service. Full military honors will be accorded by the American Legion John W Dill Post 434 of Brocton, N.Y.

A private interment will take place at the convenience of the family.

Funeral arrangements were conducted by The Morse Funeral Home of Brocton, N.Y.