Frank Bonine Morrison, age 89, died December 19, 2022 in Naples, Florida. He was born June 12, 1933 in Marion, Ohio, the eldest of the four sons of Clyde W. Morrison and the former Sarah A. Bonine.
Optimistic and affable, Frank enjoyed a long and varied career as an award-winning salesman. He applied his perseverance and deep mechanical knowledge throughout his life, building, rebuilding, repairing, and improving a great many automobiles and boats. At age 86, he was still expertly operating and working on his converted 1957 GM coach bus, the "Cool Cruiser."
A licensed builder proficient in several skilled trades, he designed and built his own solar home in Michigan. He was also a licensed private pilot and enjoyed flying Cessna aircraft.
Frank served in the United States Army in ordnance and vehicle repair, earning the rank of corporal. A graduate of Michigan State University and Howe Military School, Frank also attended Cornell University, the General Motors Institute, Miami University, and the University of Toledo.
He was preceded in death by his youngest brother, Richard McClellan Morrison. He is survived by his wife of 36 years Phyllis (Phyfi) Madison-Morrison, former wife Valrea French, former wife Dinah S. Morrison, brothers David G. Morrison and Robert C. Morrison, sons David C. Morrison and Michael S. Morrison, two grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
A celebration of Frank's life is planned in the spring.