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Ross Morrison Jr. of Highland Games Passes Away

Ross Morrison, Jr., D. Oct. 5, 2013.

Ross Morrison, Jr., 81, of Harrisburg, passed away Saturday, October 5, 2013 at University Hospital CMC following several years of declining health. Ross was born May 7, 1932 in Charlotte, the son of the late Ross M. Morrison, Sr. and Beatrice Blackwelder Morrison.


He retired as the owner and operator of Ross Morrison Machinery Company. Ross was dedicated to and served the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games for 53 years in various capacities. Ross was a member and elder of Rocky River Presbyterian Church, an active member of the Charlotte Chapter of the Robert Burns Society and the Kingdom of Raknar. He was an Eagle Scout and a Korean War Veteran. His wife of 49 years, Ruth Angelovich Morrison and sister Reba Florence Morrison preceded him in death.

Survivors include his three children and their spouses, Ross “Kinny” McKinnon Morrison, III (Deatry Bost) of Harrisburg, Johnna Ritchie (Dale) and Krista Eason (Malcolm) of Concord. His grandchildren are Melissa Morrison of Walnut Creek, California, Mark Morrison of Harrisburg, Ethan Ritchie of Cary, and Kendal Ritchie, Joseph Eason and Micheal Eason of Concord. Survivors also include his sister-in-law Gianna d’Angelo of Mint Hill. The family will receive friends Friday, October 11, 2013 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Wilkinson Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. at Rocky River Presbyterian Church on Saturday, October 12, 2013 with Rev. Dr. Kyle Hite officiating. The burial will follow in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Grandfather Mountain Highland Games, P.O. Box 1095,Linville, NC 28646 or Rocky River Presbyterian Church Cemetery Fund, 7940 Rocky River Rd., Concord, NC 28025.