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Jay Lindsey Morrison, 78, York, SC, formerly of Centerville, OH, passed away October 16, 2023, at Piedmont Medical Center, Rock Hill, SC.
Born in Columbus, OH, on May 16, 1945, he was preceded in death by his parents, Elwood and Evelyn Morrison, Ashville, OH. He is survived by his wife, Miriam, of 53 years; two children Nathan (Sharon) Morrison, York, SC; and Amy (Marc) Fingerhut, Carlsbad, CA; six grandchildren - Noah, Lindsey, and Molly Morrison, and James, Jacob, and Lauren Fingerhut; a sister, Kaye Griesheimer, Tempe, AZ; brother and sister-in-law, Philip and Patty Neiman, Westerville, OH; sister Mary Jane Neiman, Hilliard, OH; and many dear friends in Ohio, Florida, North Carolina, and South Carolina.
Jay was a graduate of Teays Valley High School, Ashville, OH. He served in the U.S. Air Force in the Vietnam War as a Staff Sergeant at March AFB, CA, and CFB Goose Bay, Labrador, Canada, in supervision of the Commissary. Following his military service, he attended Franklin University and The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH, in landscape architecture.
He was a certified Photogrammetrist in engineering, making aerial survey maps for the State of Ohio Department of Transportation, Columbus, OH; Photogrammetric Services, Reynoldsburg, OH; and 35 years at Woolpert LLC, Dayton, OH.
In retirement, Jay moved to York, SC, where he and his wife built their dream home to be closer to their son and three grandchildren. As a big Ohio State Buckeyes fan, he would be either watching the game on television or at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, OH. He was an avid gardener and landscaper with beautiful lawns and gardens. For eight years he was the chair of The Glynns HOA Landscaping Committee, York, SC. A member of Christ Lutheran Church, Charlotte, NC, since 2014, he served as an usher and on a funeral reception team and was a member of the McKnight Men’s Group and Faith Fellowship Sunday School Class. He organized two outreach projects a year with Thrivent Financial Action Team money, benefiting community organizations.
A Celebration of Life service, officiated by Dr. Scott Suskovic, will be held at Christ Lutheran Church, 4519 Providence Rd, Charlotte, NC, on Tuesday, October 31, at 2:00 p.m. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service and at the funeral reception. A graveside service and internment will be held on Saturday, November 4, at 10:00 a.m. in the Veteran section of Heritage Hills Memory Gardens, 7370 State Route 48, Springboro, OH. Following the internment, a reception will be held at Epiphany Lutheran Church, 6430 Far Hills Ave, Centerville, OH.
Cremation and other arrangements were handled by Bratton Funeral Home of York, SC. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Christ Lutheran Church, Charlotte, NC, or Epiphany Lutheran Church, Centerville, OH. Family and friends at a distance can access the Celebration of Life livestream at https://youtube.com/live/NewOfCjwdQk.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.brattonfuneralhome.com.
Christ Lutheran Church
4519 Providence Road, Charlotte NC 28226
Epiphany Lutheran Church
6430 Far Hills Avenue, Centerville OH 45459