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Craig Allen Bud Morrison, Sr. 1957-2017
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Craig Allen Bud Morrison, Sr. 1957-2017

HUTCHINSON -- Craig Allen “Bud” Morrison, Sr., 59, died Aug. 2, 2017, at his home in Hutchinson. He was born Sept. 18, 1957, at Great Bend, the son of George M. and Faye (Miller) Morrison, Sr. He was a 1976 graduate of Great Bend High School. The same year he joined the United States Navy, serving four years of active duty and then served with the Naval Reserve. He married the love of his life, Rebecca A. Zamarripa Dec. 4, 1981, at Great Bend. He loved her so much he married her again on December 4, 1999.

 Craig worked for 36 years in public service, first for the City of Great Bend Street Department as a supervisor and then transferred to the City of Hutchinson in 1990. He held several positions, and at the time of his death was Assistant Parks Director.  He was a man of many hats and enjoyed watching sports, gardening, and playing guitar and singing.

 Survivors include his wife, Rebecca Morrison, of the home; two sons, James Blanchard of Larned, and Craig Morrison, Jr. of Hutchinson; two daughters, Teresa Jerry and her husband John of Broken Arrow, Okla., and Jessica Morrison of Hutchinson; three brothers, Dennis Morrison and his wife Josie of Sand Springs, Okla., George Morrison, Jr. of Great Bend, and Gary Morrison of Great Bend; two sisters: Joyce Windham and her companion Blue of Sand Springs, Okla., and Jenny Rowan and Donnie Woods of Great Bend; six grandchildren, Joshua Jerry, John Jerry, Jr., Riley Morrison, Brayton Bateman, Celeste Jerry and Jubille Jerry; and one great-granddaughter, Meah Joy Jerry. He is also survived by his second family, his brothers and sisters-in-law, Carmen Skelly, Paul Zamarripa and wife Gina, Steve Zamarripa and wife Judy, Mary Ingram and husband Ray, Rose Sands and husband Lonnie, Isabella Earegood and husband Don, Angie Ingram, Eldon Ingram and Vivian Bahr; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one sister, Cora Sue Murphy.

 Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, at Bryant Funeral Home with the Rev. Dick Ogle officiating. Burial will be in Great Bend Cemetery with military rites by United States Navy Honor Guard. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., with the family present from 6-8 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, at Bryant Funeral Home. Memorials are requested to Craig Morrison Funeral Expense Fund, in care of Bryant Funeral Home.


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                      Arrangements by    Bryant Funeral Home         1425 Patton Road       Great Bend, Kansas         67530

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Aug. 6, 2017