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Morrison, Paul DeWitt

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March 1, 1933 - October 17, 2015

Morrison, Paul DeWitt

Paul DeWitt Morrison passed away on Saturday, October 17, 2015 at the age of 82. He was born in Princeton, Texas on March 01,1933 to Oscar and Sallie Morrison.

He is survived by his sons, Gregory, Gary and Steven; daughters-in-law, Carol and Marie; special nephew, Cotton Tolnay; grandsons, Travis, Dennis, Ryan, and Dustin; brother, James Morrison; sister, Bernelle Tallant; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Bess; daughter, Susan; and granddaughter, Emily.

Visitation will be on Thursday, October 22, 2015 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the North Dallas Funeral Home, 2710 Valley View Lane, Farmers Branch, Texas 75234.

Rosary will be on Friday, October 23, 2015 at 10:00 am with the Funeral Mass beginning at 10:30 am at Mary Immaculate Catholic Church, 2800 Valwood Parkway, Farmers Branch, Texas 75234.

Interment will follow the services at Hilltop Memorial Park, 1810 N. Perry Road, Carrollton, Texas 75006.

The family invites you to a reception immediately following the graveside service to celebrate their father’s life at Mary Immaculate Catholic Church.

In lieu of flowers the family suggest donations to Mary Immaculate Catholic Church.

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Joseph w. Tolnay

October 21, 2015 6:06PM

Uncle Paul, was a very kind man and wise.My family enjoyed the stay with Aunt Bess and Uncle Paul on our vacation. He was a good player at horseshoes and taught me not to play Texans at their own game.We lost not a point.You will always be in our hearts love Tolnay family.Gary,Grey and Steven.

LTC(Ret) Terry R. Moren

October 21, 2015 9:10AM

The Department of Defense, Medical Materiel Enterprise Standardization Offices, Universal Consulting Services, and I, as a fellow Texan and combat veteran, send our condolences. Our prayers are with you, your son Greg, and the entire family at this time. God bless.

Frank and Jane stone

October 20, 2015 3:33PM

Paul Morrison and family have been our neighbors sense early 60's . Will miss giving him a wave as I pass his house . Was a wonderful husband to Bess and a great dad to his children . Will miss you Paul . God bless his family

Cotton Tolnay

October 20, 2015 8:51AM

This is my story of my Uncle Paul who I consider to be a good man and a father figure to me. I’m writing this so you are aware of some of Uncle’s accomplishments.

Uncle Paul lived in Farmers Branch for the past 50+ years and was a founding member of Mary Immaculate Catholic Church. Uncle served in the US Navy and fought in the Korean War. Uncle was stationed for a while in Japan before returning in Washington DC where he met his beautiful wife Bess Tolnay. Uncle and Aunt Bess married in DC then moved back to Dallas to be close to his family in Princeton where Uncle was raised. Uncle and Aunt Bess raised four wonderful children, 3 boys and 1 girl. All attended Mary Immaculate Catholic School. Aunt Bess passed away in June 2008. The family has missed Aunt Bess immensely. I remember meeting Uncle when I was 6 years old. My Mom and I moved to Farmers Branch and stayed with Uncle and Aunt Bess for a few months. Uncle was kind man and he always treated me like one of his own children. He always made me feel at home. Over the last 52 years Uncle and I have had many long talks over coffee and beers and many rounds of golf together. Some of my fondest memories of Uncle are the times Uncle, my son Austin and me played golf together at LB Houston. Lots of conversation, lots of laughing, a few beers and a couple of O’Craps. Uncle informed me about 30 years back that as a good husband you must learn that an O’Crap with the wife will erase three atta-boys. Now that is wisdom. Over the years I continued to stop by Uncle’s house to have a cup of coffee and catch up on his wisdom. Uncle was an intelligent man and a former engineer who always seemed to bring out intelligent conversations in people. I will say I always left our talks a little smarter than when I arrived. One thing was sure, when it was time to leave his house, Uncle would always walk you out and stand out in his driveway to see you off. It’s funny how things both large and small get passed to the next generation. I find myself doing the same thing today when friends and family leave my house. If you had the pleasure to know Uncle you knew he was an active person who liked to socialize with family and friends. Uncle was an avid golfer and played at LB Houston with friends and family up to about his 70th birthday. Paul enjoyed family get-togethers and attending the Farmers Branch Senior Citizens Center where he spent a lot of time socializing, playing bridge, and attending dinners and dancing. Uncle was known at the center to be a very “good dancer.” When asked about his good dance moves, Uncle would say “heck I was a sailor.” Uncle always had time for his family and to provide a kind word of wisdom. Now you have a better understanding why Uncle is a “good man.” I hope to continue his legacy of being a “good man” too. He will be missed by his family and friends.
I love you Uncle
Cotton, your special nephew

Judy Shupe

October 20, 2015 8:22AM

Sending condolences for the loss of your family member. May the Lord bless you during this sorrowful time. Prayers for all your family.