Dr. Virgil McKee Morrison

February 12, 1931 - September 8, 2019
Dr. Virgil McKee Morrison


Dr. Virgil McKee Morrison, age 88 years old, died Sunday, September 8, 2019, at Carolina Bay Healthcare.

He was born on February 12, 1931 the son of Dora Bell Brown and Robert Raymond Morrison.

Dr. Morrison graduated Hugh Morson High School in Raleigh. He attended NC State University majoring in engineering and later went to UNC-Chapel Hill Dental School. Dr. Mac practiced dentistry in Raleigh with his brother, Dr. Bob, for many years. In 1987, Dr. Jeff joined his father’s practice. Dr. Mac was recognized by his peers as one of the best dentists in Raleigh.

He retired to Wrightsville Beach when he was 65 where he loved his boat and spending a day on the water fishing. Snow skiing was a winter passion with wife Sally in Vail, Colorado. The Morrison family enjoyed horses and dogs.

Dr. Morrison is survived by wife of 64 years Sally Parrish Morrison; children Jeannette Morrison Smith (Tommy), Dr. Jeffrey McKee Morrison, Susan Morrison Lesesne (Mike) and Stephen Daniel Morrison all of Raleigh. He is also survived by five grandchildren.

Dr. Morrison was predeceased by his parents and his brother Dr. Robert Raymond Morrison, Jr.

A Memorial Service will be planned for a later date.

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  • September 10, 2019
    Teresa Pearce says:
    I'm so very sorry for your loss. Dr. Mac was a very sweet man. I'm praying for you all.

  • September 11, 2019
    Lou and Bobby Greer says:
    Sally, we are sorry to hear about Mac. We are keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers

  • September 12, 2019
    Pam payne says:
    I remember how green Dr. Morrison's eyes were! The dentist was not my favorite place to go but looking into those green eyes sure helped. He was such a kind man and even helped my best friend & I when we almost got caught skipping school. We rushed over to his office in the professional huilding & asked if he would write an excuse for us. He did ! What a gift for two teenage girls! Fond memories!

  • September 12, 2019
    Ann Crumpler says:
    The lovely Morrison Family has lost a wonderful rock. Dr. Mc was one of the finest most talented, lovable humans on Earth. He was beautiful inside and out. Have loved and respected him and Jeff for 50 years, Heaven is now brighter and the Angels are rejoicing, May he rest in peace and love! Greatfully. Ann, Meredith, Jeff, Blayne, Anna Brook.

  • September 12, 2019
    Jones Perry says:
    Growing up with Jeff, I knew Dr. Morrison as a thoughtful, considerate and loving father and husband. I'm sure his passing will be a great loss to the Morrison family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.