Frederick 'Fred' Morrison


AUBURN, Ind. -- Frederick M. "Fred" Morrison, 87, of Auburn, Indiana, and a former lifelong resident of Sherwood, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at Smith Farms Manor, Auburn, Indiana, where he was a resident.

Fred was born August 27, 1926, in Seminary, Kentucky, the son of the late Thomas and Mary Belle (Guthrie) Morrison. Fred was a World War II Army veteran. He married Ruby P. DeRossett on August 8, 1948, in Albany, Kentucky, and she survives. Fred was employed by the state of Ohio Highway Patrol, Defiance post, as a motor vehicle inspector working for over 20 years, retiring in 1992. Fred was one of the first motor vehicle inspectors hired by the state of Ohio. He was a member of the Sherwood United Methodist Church as well as a longtime member of the Sherwood Fire Department. Fred enjoyed fishing, going to his children and grandchildren's sporting events and watching baseball on television.

In addition to his wife, Ruby, Fred is survived by four sons, John (Kathy) Morrison of Fremont, Ohio, Larry (Diana) Morrison of Fort Wayne, Indiana, Doug (Connie) Morrison of Montpelier and Tim (Sandy) Morrison of Merrill, Michigan; nine grandchildren; and one brother, J.E. Morrison of Albany, Kentucky.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Lolan, Dee and Edgar Morrison; and one sister, Mabel Oats.

Visitation for Fred M. Morrison will be held on Friday, May 23, 2014, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. in the Oberlin-Turnbull Funeral Home, 230 East Elm Street, Sherwood, where funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 24, 2014, with Pastor Kevin Doseck officiating. Interment will follow in Sherwood Cemetery with military honors accorded by the Sherwood VFW Post 5665.

Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider memorial contributions to the Sherwood Fire Department. Condolences may be sent to the family or the online guest book may be signed at

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