George Leo Morrisey, 91, of Pine Bluff, died Thursday July 25, 2019 at Trinity Village Medical Center.
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He was born January 17, 1928. He was the son of Leo Willam Morrisey and Mildred Barnett Morrisey. He graduated from Pine Bluff High School in 1945 and attended Henderson State University. He served as national president of the TKO High School Fraternity.
Mr. Morrisey was a pilot from an early age-owning his first airplane prior to turning eighteen. He was a long time member of the Experimental Aircraft Association and the Quiet Birdmen. He enjoyed all types of boating and served as Commander of the Pine Bluff Power Squadron. Additionally, he enjoyed photography and watching the Indy 500 car races.
He started his early working life with Maxwell House Coffee and later was the owner of Morrisey’s IGA Supermarket in White Hall. He then worked for a number of years as a salesman for Joe Lee Home Center.
Mr. Morrisey was very active in the real estate industry. He was a vice president of Smithwick, Inc., where he trained many of the real estate agents in Pine Bluff. He was a member of the National and Arkansas Realtors Associations, Pine Bluff Homebuilders Association, and was President of the Pine Bluff Board of Realtors in 1976. He was recognized several times for outstanding salesmanship with real estate sales and listings in excess of $5 million in 1979 and $7 million in 1980. After retiring from Smithwick, Inc, he was owner of Morrisey Realty Company.
Mr. Morrisey was a Mason and member of Sahara Shrine where he played in the band. He was a Scoutmaster for many years and also an instructor for the Dale Carnegie Course.
He was a long time member of First Baptist Church, Pine Bluff. He was predeceased by his wife Beverly Smithwick Morrisey in 2000.
Survivors include a son, Dr. George Morrisey, Jr (Carolyn), daughters, Jeannie Myhand and Rindy Jones (Mike McGehee); grandchildren: Mirinda Williams (Thad), Shannon Koder (Jared), Lauren Felton (Ryan), Patrick Morrisey, Allison Morrisey; great grandchildren: Olivia Koder, Reid Felton.
Visitation will be Saturday August 3rd at 9:30 am at First Baptist Church, Pine Bluff with the service to follow at 10:30 am with Pastor Kenneth Thornton officiating the service.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 6501 S. Hazel Street, Pine Bluff, Arkansas 71603.
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