August 30, 1931 ~ January 5, 2000

Born in: Buncombe Co., NC,
Resided in: Hendersonville, NC

Hendersonville, NC - Samuel Edward Morrison, Sr., 68, of Lexington Lane, Hendersonville, died Wednesday, January 5, 2000. A native of Buncombe County, NC, he was the son of the late Roy Lee Morrison, Sr. and Connie Alexander Morrison. He was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict and retired from the Teamsters Local #677 in Waterbury, CT. He is survived by his wife, Gladys M. Rossignol Morrison; four daughters, Debra M. Havican of Herndon, Va., Teresa A. Morrison of Laurens, SC, Robin M. Morrison of Naugatuck, CT and Pamela A. Penland of Gray Court, SC; a son Samuel Edward Morrison, Jr. of Douglasville, GA; a sister, Mary Hayes of Arden and three grandchildren, Shane Edward Morrison, Lacee’ Faith Morrison and Brooke Ashley Morrison. Funeral services will be held at 2 pm Monday in the Chapel of Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian with the Rev. Don Welborn officiating. Committal service will follow in Shepherd Memorial Park with military graveside rites conducted by the Hendersonville VFW Post #5206, American Legion Post #77 and the DAV Chapter #14. The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM Monday at the funeral home on Long Shoals Road.

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  1. Dear Aunt Gladys, Debra, Teresa, Robin, Pam and Sam Jr.,
    I was so very sorry to learn of the loss of Uncle Sam. While I have not seen him in many years, my childhood memories of him are of a kind, gentle, sweet and funny man. Each of you are in my thoughts and in my prayers. Aunt Gladys, I understand your health is not so good, please take care of yourself, those children and grandchildren really need you right now. With deepest sympathy, Clara

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  2. To all the family and friends of the late Samuel Edward Morrison, Sr.,

    My wife Joan and I met with Sam and his wife Gladys back in 1983 when we looked at and then purchased their red brick cape cod house on 136 City Hill Street in Naugatuck, CT. We always enjoyed living in that house and neighborhood and ended up staying there for 30 years. We now live in Waterbury, CT.

    May he rest in peace.

    John

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