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Eugene “Corky” Morrison

Eugene "Corky" Morrison


Eugene “Corky” Morrison, 81, of Marissa, IL; born on June 4, 1938 in Sparta, IL; passed away on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at the Sparta Community Hospital.

Mr. Morrison worked at Spartan Light Metal for 41 years as a Foreman after retiring in 2002. Corky and his wife owned and operated the Old Town Video Store in Marissa, IL. He loved the outdoors and he could always be seen mowing the lawn, gardening or caring for his many cats. He attended Clarmin Baptist Church. Corky was a regular Red Cross blood donor.

He was preceded in death by his parents – Ernest and Goldie, nee Glasco, Morrison. Granddaughter – Lacey Hurst. Great Grandsons – Oakley Wisdom and Layne Jouglard. Brothers – William, Thomas, Virgil, Edward and Walter Morrison. Sisters – Clementine Heuman and Mary Deterding.

He is survived by his loving wife – Dixie, nee Shook, Morrison whom he married on August 3, 1960 in Clarmin, IL. His daughters – Barbara (Wayne) Weshinsky and Shelly (Matt) Baker. His Sons – Eugene Morrison, JR. and Dennis (Carrie) Morrison. Grandchildren – Meagan Morrison, Vanessa Wisdom, Renee (Steve) Ingram, Raven Wisdom, Jessica Hurst, Kasey Sauerwein, Danielle (Alan) Macke, Taylor Morrison and Dakota Morrison. Great Grandchildren – Sky Blakey, Jossalyn Willard, Kallie Reuster, Xander Ingram, Rhiannon Ingram, Maxwell Ingram, Nolan Price, Kaeli Lane Johnson, Kaden Johnson, Adeline Foster, Audrina Dayton, Adam Salinas, Harley Macke, Alaina Macke and Ryatt Hobbs. Sister – Shirley Morrison. Sisters-In-Law – Pat Helbig, Lavern Morrison and Carlene Morrison. Brother-In-Law – Walter Deterding.

Memorials may be made to the Clarmin Baptist Church.

Condolences to the family may be expressed at

Visitation: Friends may call at Heil-Schuessler & Sinn Funeral Home in Tilden, IL on Saturday, July 20, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Services: Funeral Services will be held at Heil-Schuessler & Sinn Funeral Home in Tilden, IL on Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Mike Higgerson officiating.

Interment: Burial will be held at Tilden Cemetery in Tilden, IL.

Heil-Schuessler & Sinn Funeral Home in Tilden, IL is in charge of arrangements

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  1. Charles heuman says:

    So sorry to hear of corky passing. We worked together for a lot of years. I will not make it up that was as I am having health problems and do not get around much any more. My sympathy to all the family

  2. Doug and Becky Wisdom says:

    Farewell to a good friend and neighboor. We will miss you very much !

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