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William Morrison


William “Dwight” Morrison, 85, of Butler, passed away on Feb. 6, 2023, at Concordia Lutheran Ministries.

He was born April 25, 1937, in Pittsburgh, and was the son of the late Harry Morrison and the late Marcella Timme Morrison, and the late loving stepmother, Norma Morrison.

Dwight graduated in 1956 from West View High School. He was a fantastic drum major! He had a love for music, including the French horn, drums in the band, and he loved organ music, including his “Lowrey.” He had played for many church services.

His military service included the U.S. Marines, being a helicopter pilot in the U.S. Army, and he was in the U.S. Air Force as a fighter pilot, for a total of 23 years.

In his civilian life, he retired from the Pittsburgh Port Authority, where he was a supervisor. Dwight later worked as a tip staff for Butler County. He enjoyed traveling the country in his motor home. He dearly loved his family, and his dogs, Marcy and Buster.

Dwight is survived by his wife, Betty I. Morrison, whom he married in 1985; one son; one daughter; three stepchildren, Barry D. Adams, Kevin B. Adams and his wife, Charlene, and Debbie Moore and her husband, Mike; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one brother, Frederick Kettering, and his wife, Alison.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Harry Morrison Jr.; and his grandson, Kevin C. Adams.

MORRISON — Friends of William “Dwight” Morrison, who died Monday, Feb. 6, 2023, will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at THOMPSON-MILLER FUNERAL HOME, 124 E. North St., Butler.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Gospel Fellowship Presbyterian Church, 161 McFann Road, Valencia, with the Rev. Dr. Matthew Everhard officiating.

Officers and members of the American Legion Post 117, American Legion Post 778, and the VFW Post 249 will conduct military services following the funeral service at the church.

Burial will take place at Butler County Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to his church, Gospel Fellowship Presbyterian Church, 161 McFann Road, Valencia, PA 16059; or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 Saint Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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