Earland (Earl) H. Morrison
November 27, 1931 - March 18, 2019
Service Date: March 23, 2019
A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, March 23, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Curtis Lake Christian Church, 38 Westview Drive, in Sanford where you are cordially invited to visit with Earl's family beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the church.
Earland (Earl) Morrison, 87, passed away March 18, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. Earl was born in New Gloucester, on November 27, 1931. He was the sixth of the nine children of Elsie Hall and Webster Morrison. Earl served his country in the US Air Force, primarily in Yuma, Arizona, during the Korean War. Upon honorable discharge, he attended the University of Maine, Orono earning a degree in Animal & Dairy Science. It was at Orono, via his fraternity brother Richard Barker, that he met the love of his life Elizabeth (Betty). Earl proposed to Betty on her 27th birthday and they were married on August 1, 1959. After dairy farming with his brother Arnold, Earl was employed by the USDA Soil Conservation Service and in 1966 Betty and Earl moved to Alfred with their three boys Paul, Stephen, and Philip.
Earl served his community in many ways. Earl was a Deacon of the Alfred Parish Church for many years and led the building committee for the Lord addition to the Conant Chapel. Upon the creation of the Massabesic Lions Club, Earl served as Charter President and continued as an active member for the next 47 years. Earl served as a captain in the Alfred Fire Department and when the Alfred Rescue was created Earl & Betty were among the first to serve. Betty & Earl were active members of the Shaker Valley Squares (square-dancing), the New Century Club, the New England Antique Bottle Club, and were founding members of the Friends of the Alfred Shaker Museum. Earl delivered Meals-On-Wheels for many years, often to those younger than him. He was a member of Fraternal Lodge #55 A.F. & A.M., and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Additionally Earl was a Selectman for the town of Alfred for 20 years and was instrumental in the building of the new fire station, the purchase of a new fire truck, and the creation of the new transfer station in which the recycling building bears his name.
Earl and Betty enjoyed camping and traveling with family and friends.
Betty passed away in 2014. Earl is survived by his three sons, Paul & Ellen of Alfred; Stephen and Christine of Lisbon, NH; and Philip and Julia of Tyringham, MA. His grandchildren include Rachel of Honolulu, HI; Timothy of Alfred; Eliza of Manchester, NH; Senior Airman Mitchell stationed at Incirlik AB, Turkey; and Tate and Nicholas of Tyringham, MA. Earl is also survived by his brother John and his wife Edna, and by his sister-in-law Doris Morrison, many nieces and nephews as well as Betty’s brothers Charles, Theodore, Robert, Richard, and their families.
A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, March 23, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Curtis Lake Christian Church, 38 Westview Drive, in Sanford where you are cordially invited to visit with Earl’s family beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the church. Following the service, a reception will be held for Earl’s family at the Massabesic Lions Club, 813 Main Street, in Waterboro.
Committal prayers with military honors will be held later in the spring at Evergreen Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in Earl’s name to the Alfred Shaker Museum Endowment Fund, PO Box 873, Alfred, ME 04002.
The Autumn Green Funeral Home is respectfully handling arrangements.