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Raymond L. Morrison
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Obituary for Raymond L. Morrison

Raymond L. Morrison, 96, widower of Mary Betty Linville Morrison, passed away January 5, 2018 in Lexington, Kentucky. He was born December 2, 1921 in Scott County, Kentucky to the late Earl and Sarah Frances Marshall Morrison.

Raymond worked 50 plus years of banking in the community. He was past President and Chief Executive officer at First National Bank (now Whitaker Bank). He was a Board Member and Chairman of the Board, he served as CEO of the bank three different times, and was a member of the Kentucky Bankers Association Fifty Year Club.

He served in the U.S. Army for 28 months, during World War II in the European Theatre. He received three battle stars with the 83rd Division in the 322nd Field Artillery Battalion in France, Belgium, and Germany. He was a member of the unit that liberated the Dachau Concentration Camp. He was discharged with the rank of Staff Sergeant. He was a member of the 83rd Infantry Division Association- Kentucky Chapter, and lifetime member of both the American Legion and V. F.W.

He was a member of Oxford Christian Church, a member of the University of Kentucky Alumni Club, Lifetime Alumni Member of Scott County F.F.A., a current member of Scott County Farm Bureau, and of the Kentucky Historical Society. He was a past Vice Chairman and past Board Member for 12 years at Georgetown Municipal Housing Authority. He served for 12 years as Scott County Treasurer, and was a past member of the Advisory Council for the Georgetown Post Office. He was a past Chairman of College Associates and Co-Chairman of the Associates Fund Drive at Georgetown College. A past Chairman of annual fund drives, ten year Board Member, and Chairman of the Local Allocation Committee of Scott County United Way. He was a past Member of the Development Council at Midway College, a past Member of the Board at the Georgetown & Scott County Museum. He was past President, Treasurer, and Member of the Board at Scott County Chamber of Commerce. He was awarded membership in 1974 as a Kentucky Colonel, and was a member of Georgetown Rotary Club for over 50 years.

Raymond is survived by his children, Lee (Lucy) Morrison of Dry Ridge and Linda Kay (Don) Hall of Louisville; grandchildren, Cole Morrison, Katie Morrison, Aaron Christy, Zachery Christy, and Nicholas Hall; sister, Jean Wilcox of Terre Haute, Indiana. He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, and sisters, Ruby Ashurst and Dorothy Bramlett.

Funeral services will be 1pm Friday, January 12, 2018 at Tucker, Yocum, & Wilson Funeral Home with Rev. Chris Cash officiating. Burial will be in Georgetown Cemetery with pallbearers being Aaron Christy, Zachery Christy, Dale Glass, Nick Hall, Don Hall, and Bob Owsley. Honorary bearers are Katie Morrison, Cole Morrison, Finley Morrison, and the Directors of Whitaker Bank Georgetown. Visiting hours are 5:00pm-8:00pm Thursday, January 11, 2018 at the funeral home. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

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Georgetown Cemetery

710 S. Broadway
Georgetown, KY 40324


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