Billy Gene Morrison, age 81, of South Pasadena, Florida, passed away on Monday, February 26, 2024.  Billy was born and raised in Hopkins, Missouri, the middle son of five boys, to Raymond and Maxine (Coleman) Morrison.

Billy worked at Barnett’s Grocery Store for many years until he graduated from Northwest Missouri State University in 1964, the first in the family to attend college.

Upon graduation, Billy embarked on his career in internal audit with the Internal Revenue Service, where he retired as a senior executive in 1998.

In 1965, while working in Chicago, Billy met Carol, the love of his life, and they married on March 6, 1966.  Billy and Carol moved from place to place every few months as Billy accepted audit assignments, one of the most interesting being six weeks in St. Thomas, USVI.  They raised sons Mike and Steve in a loving home, traveled extensively as a family, and then even more as free-wheeling retirees.

Billy is survived by his devoted wife of over 57 years, Carol, sons, Mike, of Chicago, Illinois, and Steve, of St. Pete Beach, Florida, granddaughter, Anya, brothers, Jim (Linda) Morrison, Maryville, Missouri, and Kelly Morrison, Hopkins, Missouri, and sister-in-law, Helen Morrison, Maryville, Missouri, as well as many extended family members, friends, and classmates.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers, Ronald Coleman, and Leroy Morrison.

Billy was a special man, full of integrity, and touched many lives during his journey.  He will be remembered fondly.

Billy has been cremated and there will be a memorial celebration of his life on Wednesday, March 20, 2024, at 10:30 AM, at the Younger Auction Gallery, Maryville, Missouri.

The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service at the Gallery.

The burial will be later in the Hopkins Cemetery, Hopkins, Missouri.

Services are under the direction of the Bram Funeral Home, Maryville, Missouri.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinson’s charity, a hospice charity, or a charity of the donor’s choice.