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Allen Walker Morrison, Sr., 88, of Newberry, died Monday, August 31, 2020 at his residence.

Born on August 25, 1932 in Birmingham, AL, he was a son of the late Cecil Allen and Ruby Walker Morrison. Mr. Morrison was a retired United States Marine Corps veteran having served during the Korean Conflict and following his retirement from the military worked as a professional shooter with Hal Dupont. He then worked as the Newberry County Veterans Affairs Director from which he also retired. He was a member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church. Mr. Morrison was a Shriner, a former member of the Newberry Rotary Club, served on the Newberry County Council on Aging Board and was a member of numerous hunt clubs.

Mr. Morrison operated the Triangle Gun Club. He was an award winning shooter who had been inducted into the Hall of Fame at NSSA, the US Armed Forces and the SC Skeet Shooting Association. He participated as an Olympian Shooter on several occasions and was a three time Gold Medalist winning in 1968 in the Pan American games in Winnipeg.

He is survived by his wife, Jonelle DeHart Morrison; son, Allen Walker (Liz) Morrison, Jr. of Stafford, VA; a daughter, Diana (Worth) Beacham of Greenville, NC; John Clarke DeHart of Pomaria who was reared in the home; a sister, Joann Acton of Cropwell, AL; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; his mother-in-law, Norine B. Kinard. He was predeceased by a daughter, Barbara Ann Keye.

Graveside services will be held at 10:30 am Thursday, September 3, 2020 at Rosemont Cemetery by the Rev. Jeff O'Dell. Memorials may be made to the Shriner's Hospital, 950 West Farris Road, Greenville, SC 29605. Mr. Morrison will be available for viewing from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Wednesday at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home.

 

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#31 Dovie Franklin 2020-09-04 12:02
Please accept our deepest condolences for your loss, Mr.Al was a wonderful well respected man who will be missed by all who knew him. My son Gunnar was recently talking about hoping to be able to shoot with him again. Mrs. Jonelle- you'll be in our thoughts and prayers.
 
 
#30 Constance Rinehart 2020-09-03 10:12
Jonelle,

COURTNEY joins me in our gratitude for Al’s care of Virgil who came back home as a Disabled American Veteran. We both feel Al with Gods help added years to his life by welcoming him to the Skeet field each day. I hope they are shooting a round today in Heaven-Semper Fi,
 
 
#29 paul r hutchinson 2020-09-03 08:55
Dear familyI am very sorry about the passing of Al.He often sat with our group at Ronnie's restaurant and had many interesting stories to share.He will be missed by his many friends.
 
 
#28 Tom Pope 2020-09-03 08:04
Jonelle
Al was a larger than life figure and a friend to many many people. I always admired his service as a marine and as our Veterans Affairs Officer. And what a smile he had for everyone. He was a mentor and friend of ours for so many decades; he will be greatly missed. Our sympathies, Adele and Tom
 
 
#27 Cindy Pitts 2020-09-03 07:28
Clarke, Mrs. Morrison;
Wow we've lost a wonderful, kind man. He was such a great supporter of Newberry Academy for many years since Clarke and I were in school and no CLarke we are not saying how long ago that was. He will be greatly missed.
My thought and prayers are with you all during this time.
May God grant you peace and comfort today and in the days ahead.
Our love,
Cindy, Jessi and Sami Pitts
 
 
#26 Quance Family 2020-09-03 07:26
Our hearts go out to you all; we are deeply saddened by your loss. May cherished memories ease your hearts.
 
 
#25 Drew and Katie Perry 2020-09-02 17:49
Mrs. Jonelle and family, we are so very sad and heartbroken to hear about Mr. Al. He was a very kind and loving man. He thought the world of Dakota and Bristol and they thought the world of him. He will be missed by so many. Our heart and prayers go out to you and all the family. We love y'all deeply.

Drew,Katie,Dako ta and Bristol Perry
 
 
#24 John McMahan 2020-09-02 17:13
Having known Al for 25+ years, he was mentor to me through my shooting career. I always enjoyed his stories of what I called the”golden era” of skeet and his encouragement for me to be my best. My wife and I stopped by the gun club 2 months ago to pay him a short visit and was welcomed with a big smile and firm handshake. I will always have fond memories of shooting at Triangle Gun Club and know he is “shooting 2 at low 8”.
 
 
#23 Jean Caldwell Barnes 2020-09-02 16:50
We were sadden to hear of the passing of Mr. Al. He made a great impact on our son when he started shooting and we very much enjoyed spending time listening to and learning from Mr. Al. He will certainly be missed! Our thoughts and prayers are with the Morrison family. Jean, Robby & Will Barnes
 
 
#22 Betty B. Carter 2020-09-02 16:28
My heart goes out to you and your family. Sorry I am unable to be with you at this time. Al was a wonderful person. You and your family have always been dear to our hearts. Richard and Polly join me in deepest sympathy. Betty B. Carter
 
 
#21 Marti and Tommy Reid 2020-09-02 16:00
A special man and family may God hold your family in His arms
 
 
#20 Harriett Rucker 2020-09-02 14:40
Jonelle and Family, We are so saddened to learn of Al's passing. Johnny and i have enjoyed his friendship for a long time. Al was a wonderful community member. He shared so much of his life working with the veterans of our county for which we are most grateful. Al was always so pleasant and had the biggest smile for everyone he met. May God's love and peace be with you. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Harriett and John Rucker
 
 
#19 Jaymi Wilbanks 2020-09-02 14:13
I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep you all in my prayers. May the Lord comfort you during this time. I remember Mr. Al fondly. He was always smiling in his truck when he picked up Anna or Austin after school. May the Lord bring you peace.

Jaymi Wilbanks
 
 
#18 Sheriff Lee Foster 2020-09-02 12:53
Please accept our family's tribute to Mr. Al's wonderful life. He was certainly an iconic larger than life figure. We appreciate his service to our country through various endeavors He was certainly a great advocate for our veterans. I appreciated the kindness he always showed my family and me. May the memories of a life well lived keep him alive in your hearts and minds. Lee, Carol, Joseph, Amelia
 
 
#17 Rick and Mary Faris 2020-09-02 12:12
We are so saddened by the news of Al!! Rick and myself went down this past February to Triangle Gun Club to shoot some skeet and visit with him. So glad we got to do that. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers!! He is going to missed very much by his skeet family!! RIP Al we will miss you and we love you friend!!
 
 
#16 Annie Houser 2020-09-02 10:30
Dear Jonelle and Family, I am so sorry to hear of Al's passing, and can only imagine how hard it is for all of you. I hope that you find comfort in God's healing grace and the heartfelt thoughts and prayers of your many friends.
 
 
#15 Lorie Hawkins 2020-09-02 09:24
I am so sorry to hear about Mr. Al's passing. He shared his love of shooting with my sons when they were in high school. He always had a great story or encouraging word for them. Prayers for comfort for all of his family!
 
 
#14 Johnny Lindsay 2020-09-02 06:10
Jonelle and family, I am so sorry to see that Al has pasted away. He was a fine gentleman who always seemed to have a smile on his face and a good word to share. Although I have not seen him over the last several years, I fondly remember playing golf with him while listening to the stories of his shooting adventures.
God’s Peace.
Johnny Lindsay
 
 
#13 Shelby Fulmer 2020-09-01 19:56
Jonelle and family, so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
 
 
#12 Diane Eagar Metts 2020-09-01 19:19
Jonelle & family, We are so sorry to hear of Al's passing. I have told Steve so many stories about Daddy, Uncle Charles, John Cantey, Al and a few others. I can just vision Al's face when he reached Heaven and reunited with his old buddies. By now, I'm sure a heap of angels have heard many stories from all of them. Find comfort in knowing that few men if any can stand in Al's footsteps. He encouraged so many people and his legacy will last a long, long time. Our prayers are with all of you in this time. May todays='s tears be replaced with cherished memories.
Our love and thoughts are with all of you.
Steve & Diane Eagar Madray Metts
 
 
#11 Mavis Riley 2020-09-01 18:49
Jonelle and family, Bill and I are deeply saddened to learn of Al’s death. We have many memories of good times together. Our love and prayers are with you. Mavis and Bill
 
 
#10 Stan &Paula Mills 2020-09-01 18:42
Dear Mrs. Jonelle and Family,

Please accept our heart felt condolences and prayers during this very difficult time. We are honored and humbled to have known Mr.Al. We will never forget his love for our kids and his devotion to passing on his passion for the shooting sports. I will never forget his thoughtfulness and our time spent talking about life lessons along the way. We are so thankful to have had the opportunity to know such a great man. May the Lord comfort you all in knowing that we will all see him again in heaven. Sending Blessings & Love for each of you. Love, Stan, Paula, Patrick & Meredith Mills
 
 
#9 Cecil & Leigh Ringer 2020-09-01 18:17
Ms Jonelle, Diana and Butch:
Our thoughts and prayers are with you guys at this time and in the coming days and weeks. May God bless you and keep you in His care!
 
 
#8 Marcelle Ackerman 2020-09-01 17:57
Jonell and family, so sorry for the loss of your husband and father, may God Bless and comfort you in your sorrow.
 
 
#7 Brent Connelly 2020-09-01 17:31
Was made to feel like a member of the family as soon as I met them all. Grateful for Mr. Al’s service, stories and presence. The world lost a great one. Blessings to the whole family. Love y’all.
 
 
#6 John D. Henry 2020-09-01 16:16
I have known Captain Al Morrison since 1963. We served together in the Marine Corps for years. He has always been a fine gentleman and Marine. I have known his wife Jonelle, since Al and she started dating. They were always a pleasure to be with and around. Al, has been a superb skeet competitor for many years. He was at his best when the pressure was on. Al, has won at the highest level many times. Al, was one of the very best shots the Marine Corps ever had. I will miss Al. Fair winds and following seas. Semper Fi old friend.
 
 
#5 Mary Linda Hill 2020-09-01 15:54
I'm so sorry to learn of Al's death. Surely he and Beamon are catching up where they left off and talking guns and skeet.Love and blessings to you, Jonelle. I think of you often.
 
 
#4 Ernie Ashby 2020-09-01 12:59
I met Al in 1996 when I was 50 yrs old and just starting to shoot skeet. He immediately took me under his wing and started teaching me how to shoot. He did the same for many other people of all ages. Although, admittingly, I was not his best student he never gave up on me. He was a confident man and he inspired confidence in the people around him. He was always consistent and consistency is so important in a leader. Al was a leader and will be sorely missed by all.
 
 
#3 Dia Ware 2020-09-01 12:26
Ms Jonelle,
I am so sorry for your loss. Mama has always spoken very fondly of Mr Al. Lifting you up in prayer.
 
 
#2 Patty Walton 2020-09-01 11:36
To the Morrison Family,
We are sorry for your loss. Al was a great man and a great shooter.
He will be missed by his skeet friends at Partridge Creek Gun Club.
 
 
#1 Marie Harmon 2020-09-01 10:42
Dear Jonelle and family, My family and I are very saddened and heartbroken to learn of Mr. M’s passing. I am thankful for our office “family” and many, many years of memories working together. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and all of your family! Love and blessings to each of you during this sad time! Love Marie, Jerel, and family