APACHE JUNCTION, Ariz. — Harold Austin “Red” Morrissey, Jr., 89, formerly of Amarillo, Texas, died peacefully from a brief COVID illness June 21, in a memory care facility. Funeral services and burial will be in late July at Restlawn Memorial Park, El Paso, where he will be buried with several generations of his family including his precious infant daughter.

Mr. Morrissey was born July 11, 1930, in El Paso to Harold Austin and Marguerite McKee Morrissey.

He received a bachelor’s degree in business administration degree from the University of Texas at El Paso in 1952 and a master’s degree in business administration from New York University in June 1976. His life-long work in accounting took him from El Paso to Bonanza, Nicaragua, New York City and Amarillo. Most of his work (1952-1993) after 1959 was for Asarco and its subsidiary, Neptune Gold Mining Co.

Ever since he got the nickname in high school from the bright color of his hair, he preferred to be called Red.

He was an avid golfer and stamp collector and loved genealogy. He researched the Austin branch of his family (his middle name came from his paternal grandmother) back to his 8th great-grandfather Richard Austin, an English tailor, who came from England arriving in Boston on May 16, 1638, aboard the Bevis. He enjoyed traveling, especially the family goal of reaching all 50 states.

He was preceded in death by his wives Willimay and Dorothy, and by his daughters Sue and an infant who died at birth.

He is survived by his children, Father Michael Morrissey of Gresham, Linda of Prescott Arizona, David of Apache Junction; Kathy of Anchorage; Tom of Lanoka Harbor, New Jersey, and their spouses; 16 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters, Mary McBee and Margaret White of El Paso.