Funeral service for George Timothy “Tim” Morrison, age 66, of Fayetteville, TN will be conducted at 2 PM on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 at Higgins Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Barnes Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be George Morrison, David Boggs, Ben White, Keith Mullins, Rick Roberts, Maz Mazekowski, and Doug Priest.
Tim was born on January 10, 1955 in Lawrenceburg, TN to Wilma Garner Morrison and the late George William Morrison. He was a 1973 graduate of Lawrence County High School and earned his bachelors in History and English from the University of North Alabama in 1976. Tim also earned his teaching certificate from Middle Tennessee State University and was an educator for many years throughout southern middle Tennessee, where he taught History, English and coached basketball.
Mr. Morrison was the patriarch of his family. He thoroughly enjoyed spending time with them and cheering on his grandson playing baseball and basketball. Pop Pop was a loyal supporter of the Tennessee Naturals Baseball team and avid TN Lady Vols Fan. He was a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, National Rifle Association, and the Nathan Bedford Forrest childhood home restoration project. Tim was a history buff serving in several historical reenactments and cemetery dedication ceremonies.
In addition to his mother, survivors include his wife of 43 years, Theresa Morrison, MD; daughter, Thereska Morrison; son, Tyler Morrison; and a grandson, Brayden Morrison all of Fayetteville; nephews, George (Alex) Morrison, and Nathan Morrison; nieces, Paula (Stacey) Peek, and Karen (Tim) Wilson; and great-nieces and great-nephews, Laurel and Garrett Peek, and Sarah and Marlene Morrison. In addition to his father, Tim was preceded in death by his brother and sister-in-law, William Anthony “Tony” (Pauline) Morrison.
Visitation with the family will be from 5 PM until 8 PM on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 at Higgins Funeral Home. The family ask you to help create a living tribute in memory of Tim. On Tuesday evening, there will be a video tribute center at Higgins for you to record your most memorable Tim stories. Mask will be available for those who wish to wear one but are not required.
Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Tim Morrison.
l met Mr. Tim at work many years ago, and we became instant friends. His Smile is as big as His Personality! We would talk and share stories for hours. He is so proud and loyal to his family. He told me many tales of his dear father. l will surely miss him and seeing the love he had for everyone. He really was a peach! A wonderful man and friend. Blessings to his family and all who knew him. He is A Legend. Fly High Mr. Morrison. Peace Be With You.
Dear Dr. Morrison, Thereska and Tyler. Tim Morrison loved teaching, coaching and working with young people where ever the opportunity arose. He was very special to me and a loyal friend. I will miss him.
Praying for peace for Mr. Tim’s entire family. So sad for his loss. He was a kind, knowledgeable and interesting man. I enjoyed serving him and his family at the animal clinic. They all love their pets! We love ya’ll.
I’ve met Mr Morrison a few times and thought him to be a kind and gentle man. Dr. Theresa I’ve known for a long time from the hospital we work at and always shared her family photos with me. Prayers for her & family and May God Bless & Keep him in His care.
It was August of 1973 when I first met Tim, a tall young man who resembled an Irish lumberjack when he came striding into the dorm room at UNA where Yank and I were sorting through our belongings and putting them away. But we took a moment for brief introductions and to learn that he hailed from Tennessee for which he was extremely proud and also explained his accent before he wandered off to meet others, perhaps not wishing to disturb us.
“I like your friend” I told Yank when I noticed Tim was gone.
“I thought he was yours” he laughed, which would have made more since Yank was from Ohio and I was native to Alabama.
But with that revelation, we stopped what we doing, locked up the room and set off to find him. But that’s another story…