Roger Edward Morrison, 72, of Ocala, Florida passed away unexpectedly on November 22, 2022.
He was born July 9,1950 in Belle Glade, FL; the son of Janice Helen King and Roger Ira Morrison. Later he moved with his mother and brother, Charlie, to Largo, Florida. Roger attended Largo High School, played varsity basketball and football, and was President of the National Honor Society.
He graduated in 1973 with a BS in Agriculture from the University of Florida where he met his future wife, Patricia N. Bell. Roger was immensely proud of his two sons and enjoyed participating as coach, mentor, and biggest fan at their Little League and youth soccer games.
Roger enjoyed a long and rewarding career in the pharmaceutical industry. As Senior Manager of Compliance at Bausch and Lomb, he received much praise and recognition. In September of 1995 he received the prestigious President’s Award, being only the second person to receive the award in its seven year existence.
He loved UF Gator football, playing golf, working in his yard, fishing, and spending time with his family. He was a loving husband and wonderful father who was always there for his wife and sons.
Roger was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Charles T. of Ocklawaha, FL. He is survived by his wife Pat, his children Daniel and Richard, four grandchildren, two nieces, and a nephew.
A celebration of life will be held at The Lodge at Candler Hills in On Top of the World Communities, Ocala FL on Friday, December 9th at 10:00 am.
Memorial donations can be sent to the American Heart Association or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.