Talmage Hiram Morrison

October 20, 1921June 3, 2015

Talmage Hiram Morrison Jr. passed away June 3, 2015. He was born October 20, 1921 in Santa Monica, CA to Talmage and Birdie Morrison. Talmage graduated from Washington High School in 1939. He entered the US Navy on July 3, 1940. He served during WWII and the Korean War. He retired as a Captain on June 30 1967. Talmage was a fun loving man who was the founder of the Dallas Running Club and the Dallas Marathon. He was very social and loved to play his ukulele. He formed a small band that would travel to nursing homes to play for the tenants. He is survived by his children Mike Morrison, Beverly Speece and her husband Gary; grandchildren John Price and his wife Amy, Michael Price, Major Steven Speece and his wife Alexandra, Molly Speece; great-grandchildren Gabe Speece, Isabella Price and Adeline Price. Funeral Service will be Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at Bean Massey Burge Funeral Home at 12:30pm with a committal service at the Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery at 2:30pm.


  • Funeral Service Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Talmage Hiram Morrison

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wesley morrison

June 11, 2015

Prayers for strength and comfort

sam - jean nivens - thompson

June 10, 2015

rest in peace Talmage Morrison we will miss yours great stories

Kay Acton

June 7, 2015

I met Tal over ten years ago and he taught me how to play the ukulele. We had so much fun in that band and Tal told so many terrific stories about his life. He was one of a kind.

Lynnie Ayers

June 7, 2015

Rest in peace dear cousin Tal...Many good vacation memories in Colorado & Texas..

Joe Beaty

June 6, 2015

Accompanied Tal in many runs around White Rock lake with Tal and the 7-11 group on Sunday mornings in 70's and 80's. Tal would keep us cracked up the entire 11 miles. He seemed to keep people motivated to run and made it fun. My regards to his relatives. Joe Beaty