OBITUARY

Wilford "Will" T. Morgan

September 30, 1920January 15, 2013
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Wilford (Will) T. Morgan, age 92, of Houston passed away Tuesday January 15, 2013 at Methodist Willowbrook Hospital in Houston. Will was born in Sturgis, Kentucky on September 30, 1920 to A. L. Morgan and Nell Yeargin Morgan. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother A. L. Morgan Jr., first wife Josephine T. Morgan, second wife Joyce Walker Morgan. He is survived by daughter Sherry Morgan Farabee and husband Stan of Houston, TX, by son Randolph (Randy) T. Morgan and loving companion Christy Shaw of Vidor, TX. He is also survived by grandchildren Kimberly Beckham and husband Michael of Houston, TX and by Stephen Kyle Jones of Houston, TX. Extended living family include six great-grandchildren Madeline, Geoffrey, Zachary, Shelby, Mary, and MacKenzie; along with Sister-in-law Ophelia Thigpen, nephew Al Thigpen, niece Susan Van Bogelen and her daughters Anna Oliveras and Bethany Cox. Will grew up in Beaumont and graduated from Beaumont High School in 1938. He served in the United States Navy as a pharmacist mate in World War II. During the war, Josephine came to teach under school Principal A. L. Morgan in Beaumont. Through A. L.’s encouragement Will and Josephine grew to love one another and married on July 3, 1946. Will worked for several large companies in Beaumont before pursuing a teaching career like his father. His teaching career began at Juncker Elementary in 1959. After Juncker’s closing, Will moved on to Roy H. Guess Elementary where he taught math, science, and P.E. until 1971. Will and wife Josephine moved to Bay City, TX to both teach at Tenie Holmes Elementary. Will’s lifelong passion for tennis grew into business and training opportunities following his retirement from teaching school. Will coached the Bay City High School freshman tennis team, opened his own tennis shop, and became the tennis pro at Columbia Lakes Resort Community in West Columbia, TX. Our dad’s life can be summed up by his love of God and examples he set forth for his family. Visitation for Will Morgan will be Friday January 18, 2013 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Forest Lawn Funeral Home. Funeral services for Mr. Morgan will be Saturday January 19, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home followed by burial at Magnolia Cemetery. Condolences can be made at www.forestlawnmpfh.com.

Services

  • Funeral Service Saturday, January 19, 2013
  • Visitation Friday, January 18, 2013
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Wilford "Will" T. Morgan

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January 18, 2013

I first want everyone to know what a remarkable job my Brother-in-law Stan did actually for several years after battling cancer dedicated a large amount of his life taking care of Will and also my sister for her receiving all the confusing phone calls Dad made in the middle of the night and admittingly my small help every once in awhile, and also my girlfriend Christy who used nursing skills to comfort him, we certainly are going to miss that while on the other hand he is in such a better place and at peace. All these acts of giving by everyone were definitely noticed and will not be forgotten. I end by saying thanks Dad for being the kind and gentle soul you are and were, Love Randy your son.

Greg Coughran

January 18, 2013

Will was a soft-spoken & gentle man. He could talk non-stop for hours, as I learned on a trip to NYC. Will didn't take a breather until we flew over Manhattan, the view simply took his breath away. He taught me the words to "Mairzy Doats," a popular song in 1943, Will sang it on the plane and got strange looks. But it was okay with me. Fond memories of Will in the big city. God bless him & keep him.

Bethany Cox

January 18, 2013

Bethany Cox

January 18, 2013

We look forward to the day when we'll see you again, Uncle Will! You're likely enjoying a great game of tennis. We love you very much.

Phillip Coughran

January 18, 2013

Will was a tremendous blessing to myself and several other young lads while he was the tennis pro at Columbia Lakes during the 1980s. He was a dear friend to all of us and a true member of "the gang." Although we were 50 years younger, he was a true competitor on the court and an inspiration to all of us. He attended several weddings of ours and we truly enjoyed having him present at special occasions.
He will be truly missed by all.

Judy Hammond

January 17, 2013

Sherry and Family,
May memories bring you comfort in the days ahead.

Ken Hollingsworth

January 17, 2013

Thinking of you & praying for you at this time, Randy. May God wrap you up and give comfort at such a difficult time. Ken

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