W. Earl Morrison September 24, 1924 – January 7, 2015. A uniquely brilliant, innovative, kind-hearted gentleman Earl Morrison slipped peacefully from life surrounded by loved ones. Earl overcame a childhood of abject poverty. During WWII, at age seventeen, he enlisted in the Navy. He was awarded the Bronze Star, Asiatic-Pacific medals, Victory Medal and American Theater Medal. A creative, ilfe-long learner, he obtained graduate and post graduate degrees. After 36 years, he retired from the University of Texas Health Science Center Dental Branch in Houston where he was a professor. After his retirement, he was appointed Professor Emeritus. He was an electrical engineer, scientist, mathematician, physicist, inventor and author. His humble nature did not permit overt recognition of his many accomplishments. He is survived by his loving wife, Ileene; son James Wayne Morrison; daughters Marcia Richardson (David) and Sheri Glantz (Barry); grandchildren; and great grandchildren; and sisters Florine Stroud, Alvalene Foster, Merline Williams, and Frances Morrison. He was predeceased by his first wife Elizabeth (Betty) Roberts; and son William Randolph Morrison (Susie), sisters Lucille and Helen; and brothers James, Delma and Ray. He will be remembered for his dry wit, mischievous twinkle, love of nature and wildlife (especially his parrot, Tukitu), assistance to friends and family and innate goodness. He will be sorely missed, but forever in our hearts.
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