HERMISTON - William D. "Bill" Morrison, 52, of Pendleton died Monday, Dec. 20, 2010, in a Hermiston hospital. Memorial funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, Dec. 28 at 11 a.m. in the Pendleton Free Methodist Church.
Mr. Morrison was born Aug. 12, 1958, in Decatur, Ill., to Darold and Elizabeth Morrison. As a child he moved to Iowa and later to Ozark, Ark., where he attended high school and college. He married Traci Sanders in 1986 in Iowa City, Iowa.
He later began working for the Walmart Corporation. The family lived in Arkansas, Florida and California before they came to Pendleton in 1997. He was currently an operations manager for the Walmart Distribution Center in Hermiston, where he had worked for more than 22 years. He also volunteered with many youth sports and activities, primarily the Pendleton Youth Soccer Association.
Mr. Morrison is survived by his wife Traci, daughter Nikki and sons Jonathon, David and Daniel, all of Pendleton; parents Darold Morrison of Ozark, Ark., and Elizabeth Potter of Harrisonville, Mo.; and sisters Christine Smith of Harrisonville, Mo., and Diane Halter of Iowa City, Iowa.
Contributions in his memory may be made to a charity of one's choice in care of the Burns Mortuary of Pendleton, P.O. Box 489, Pendleton, OR 97801.
Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is in charge of arrangements. Sign the online guestbook or send condolences at www.burnsmortuary.com.