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Harvey Lee Morrison, Sr., age 81

Harvey Lee Morrison, Sr., 81, of Mayflower, Arkansas, passed away on September 6, 2023. Harvey was born to Russell and Kathryn Ells Morrison on February 8, 1942, in Clayton, New Mexico. His mother passed away when he was very young and he was blessed with a bonus mom, Stella Holmes Morrison, who raised him as her own alongside his father.

After graduating from high school in Willits, California, he briefly attended college before serving in the Army. He ultimately made a career in construction and was a superintendent for Kinco Constructors, Inc. for many years before starting his own contracting business, Dream Builders, Inc., in 1985.

If you knew Harvey in the 1970s and early 1980s then you knew he was unconventional, a single father raising 3 kids while working in construction. He spent most of his free time during those years coaching his kids in baseball, football, basketball, and softball. He would take time to mentor, teach, and coach, which became even more evident when he became a grandpa. When not working or coaching, he loved spending time outdoors, especially on the water, and enjoyed camping and fishing. After his kids were grown, he married Paula Parker Wilson and together they enjoyed scuba diving, traveling, watching sunrises and sunsets, and hosting their grandkids on their houseboat at Lake DeGray.

Harvey is survived by his brother Neil Morrison (Cindi) of Dalton, GA, sister Charlotte Davis (Norman) of Moraga, CA, and sister-in-law Rhonda Morrison of Alexander, AR; his children Charlotte Greer (Todd) of Boulder, CO, Harvey Morrison, Jr. of Little Rock, AR, Tommy Morrison (Renee) of Conway, AR; stepchildren Tammy Holloway (Jimmy) of Little Rock, AR, Scott Wilson (Amanda) of Sherwood, AR, Samantha Abbott (Johnny) and Stephanie Dewitt (Luke Avery) of Jacksonville, AR; 25 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family.

He was preceded in death by his parents; beloved wife Paula; brother Randy Morrison; daughter-in-law Mary Morrison; stepdaughter Krystal Tippitt; grandson Gage Sullivan; and favorite dog Lady Shadow.

He battled multiple myeloma for the last 4.5 years and his family is grateful for the time we were given with him after his diagnosis. He received great care from the entire team at the UAMS Myeloma Center and was especially appreciative of the attention he received from Sharmilan Thanendrarajan, MD “Dr. T” and Tanika Pittman, APRN.

Harvey’s family will host a celebration of his life on Saturday, October 21, 2023. Visitation will begin at 3:00 with the service following at 4:00. Reverend Stacey Hammons will preside over the services being held at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 5401 Rahling Road, Little Rock, Arkansas.

“I so love all my family, extended family, friends. I am proud to have you have shared my life as you lived yours. You are all special and if I were to make a suggestion it would be ‘Be someone you look up to.’”  Harvey Morrison, Sr.

Arrangements by A Natural State Funeral Service 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas. 501-982-3400. Online guestbook available at


  • Harvey Morrison Jr Posted September 15, 2023 7:49 PM

    Such a great man, such a great father, will miss him like no other. Love you dad

  • Jack Pflug Posted September 16, 2023 9:42 AM

    So sorry to hear about Harvey. He and Paula were my neighbors and friends for almost 40 years. You will never find a better person to be your neighbor. I will never forget the friendship that we had. The Lord will have a special place for him. My condolences to his children,Harvey, Tommy, and charlotte. .

  • Tim Monahan Posted September 19, 2023 11:00 AM

    I feel blessed to have gotten to know Harvey as his neighbor the past couple years. He was always kind and thoughtful and always had a smile on his face, especially when talking about his latest fishing escapade on the lake. My wife and I were very saddened to hear if his passing, he will be missed

  • Vicki England Posted September 19, 2023 11:32 AM

    My late husband Ed loved his uncle Harvey. He always talked about how much fun he had with Harvey when he was younger. I am very pleased we got to spend a little time with Harvey and his children before my husband passed away. Harvey was a kind and loving man.

  • Lynn. Corley Posted September 19, 2023 2:13 PM

    Charlotte, The gates of heaven opened wide with your sweet dad. So sorry for your loss .

  • Bill Hinson Posted September 20, 2023 3:44 PM

    Harvey was one of the finest gentlemen I have ever known. Very good craftsman, father and grandfather. Just a find gentleman. Handled his home and business extremely well. We will all miss Harvey.

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