Fred Eugene Morrison, 82, of Mt. Pleasant, died Monday, May 4, 2015, following a short period of declining health.
A celebration of Fred’s life will begin at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 8, at St. James Reformed Church, corner of College and Walnut streets in Mt. Pleasant. The Rev. Gene Frady will officiate, and burial will follow in Rocky River Presbyterian Church cemetery, 7940 Rocky River Road, Concord.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 7, at Gordon Funeral Home, 8559 Cook Street, Mt. Pleasant, (704) 436-9915.
Fred was born in Mecklenburg County, the only child of the late Eugene and Louise Chester Morrison. A graduate of Davidson College, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was the co-founder, co-owner and president of K-Town Furniture.
In more than 50 years as a member of St. James, Fred served key leadership positions on the church Consistory and chaired the Building Fund and the Finance Committee. He served as a Sunday school teacher, was a member of the Men’s Brotherhood, and regularly served as an usher and a greeter.
In the community, Fred and his wife, Libby, were instrumental in the founding of the Mt. Pleasant library. They also were the driving force behind the annual community choral concert still held at St. James every December that continues to draw talented voices from throughout Cabarrus County.
He is survived by his wife the former Libby Almond from Stanly County.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Fred’s memory may be made to St. James Reformed Church, P.O. Box 447, Mt. Pleasant, NC, 28124.