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Joe Nathan Morrison Sr.

February 13, 1945 — April 7, 2024

Ashland

Born on February 13, 1945, to Robert (Jim) Morrison & Ella Lee Morrison, Joe entered this world, making him the 9th child of what would eventually be 12 kids. Born and raised in Ashland, LA, it proved to be the perfect fit because he was a true country boy at heart. He loved the peacefulness of the countryside, taking care of the farm animals, plowing the land, and growing crops, as well as riding his white horse (Prince). His father was a KCS railroad worker, so he was often away, making Joe the man of the house—a role he said was hard on him but one that shaped him into the man he became. Joe loved his land so much that on the very rare occasion when he had to travel, he would only stay wherever he needed to be for a few hours before he was ready to hit the road back home. He couldn't stand spending a day away from his home, which he lovingly called "The Ponderosa". His hobbies included taking a drive in his truck with his wife by his side, watching Westerns, and working on vehicles. His favorite route was Coushatta, LA, and Castor, LA. If you walked into his house, the television was always on the Western Channel, and his favorite Western show was "Bonanza", which is why he named his land "The Ponderosa".

 

During a trip carrying his dad to a railroad worksite in Princeton, LA, they stopped at his dad's friend's house. It was then that a young lady named Lettice walked outside, and from that moment, they were in love. This love eventually led to marriage on March 26, 1967, in Ringgold, LA, at his future in-laws' front yard. After marriage, Joe worked at the Army Ammunition Plant in Doyline, LA, for 10 years before finding his true calling working in the Timber Industry for 40 years, first with his wife and later with his son Tommy.

 

Preceding him in death were his parents Robert (Jim) & Ella Lee Morrison, along with a few siblings (Tom Morrison, Robert Morrison Jr., Ora Lain Morrison, Ulas Earl Morrison, Ronald Morrison, Laura Albright & Clara May Cockerham). Leaving to cherish his memory is his wife of 57 years, Lettice Morrison, along with their five children including their significant others: Joe Morrison  Jr & (Regina), Tommy Morrison & (Chante), Ricky Morrison & (Diane) , Danny Morrison & (Kim) & David. His surviving siblings Amos Morrison, John Morrison, Versia Davis, & Jannie Moss will also carry memories of Joe. Joe also leaves a plethora of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews & nieces to cherish his memory as well.

 

"Rest easy, I will carry on our family traditions. Do not worry about me; I will be okay. I love you and miss you so much." - Lettice.

 

"Rest in peace, dad. Do not worry; we will take care of mom for you, as well as 'The Ponderosa'. We love you and miss you." - David, Ricky, Tom, Joe Jr., & Danny.

 

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Visitation

Saturday, April 20, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Ashland Community Center

719 Highway 153, Ashland, LA 71002

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Funeral Service

Saturday, April 20, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Ashland Community Center

719 Highway 153, Ashland, LA 71002

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Interment

Saturday, April 20, 2024

12:30 - 12:45 pm (Central time)

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