Leonard Wade Morrison, 88, Lt. Col. USAF retired, of Lawrenceville, Georgia died November 8, 2010. He was born in Hodgenville, KY on February 8, 1922. He was a B-17 navigator in the US Army Air Forces during World Ward II and flew 32 combat missions with the 8th Air Force in Europe. He later served as an accounting and finance officer and retired from the Air Force in 1967 and accepted the position as Budget and Accounting Officer for the Atlanta Region of the US Office of Personnel Management from which he retired in 1994. He is a graduate of Ohio State University. He was a member of Dunwoody United Methodist Church in Dunwoody, GA. He was a supporter of the National Audubon Society, The Atlanta Humane Society, and Zoo Atlanta. He enjoyed attending performances of the Atlanta Symphony and the Theater of the Stars and supported the High Museum of Art. He was very active in Scottish Clan activities and was a convener at the Stone Mountain Highland Games for many years. He was secretary/treasurer of the Friend Family Association of America. His wife, Mary Anne Morrison, preceded him in death. He is survived by a daughter, Mary Lynn Thompson, a son-in-law, Robert W. Thompson, a grandson, Michael Thompson, and a granddaughter, Leah Thompson, all of Lawrenceville, GA. He is also survived by two sisters, Loyce M. Craig, of Richmond, VA, and Margaret A. Messina of Lancaster, PA. He is also survived by five nieces and one nephew. He will be cremated and interred in Pine Crest Cemetery in Mobile, Alabama. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to any of the above charities or the American Cancer Society. No funeral is planned, but the family will receive visitors on November 14th from 2:00 until 4:00 at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel. Down the lanes of memory, the lights are never dim. Until the stars forget to shine, we shall remember him.

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  1. Mr. Morrison was an American hero who, like my dad, served their country with honor and sacrificed much for our freedom.

    I will miss him very much.

    He was a founding member of the “Greatest Generation”.

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