Thomas Allen Morgan
October 21, 1949 – November 5, 2018
Mr. Thomas Allen Morgan, 69, resident of Frisco TX, took his last breath at 11:29 a.m. on Monday, November 5, 2018. His daughters, Brittany Jane and Mary Kathryn, were by his side to the end. He is survived by Brittany and Kathryn; their mother Charmaine; his mother-in-law Betty; his sister-in-law Sanita and his grandpup's Gizmo and Roxy Jade Morgan.
Thomas was an animal loving, kind, loyal friend and confidant. Always the problem solver, he analyzed and rationalized life altering matters with confidence and ease. His advice was legendary and second to none. At times, he knew what someone needed before she did. Being a father was his first priority. Referring to him as a Family Man is an understatement.
Thomas was born on Friday, October 21, 1949 in Kilgore TX at Kilgore Memorial Hospital at 9:46 p.m. to Sun Oil Petroleum Engineer Jack Allen Morgan and Dolores Faye Miller Morgan. He was the middle son of three siblings-- his sisters Mary E and Joyce. Tommy was raised in Texas and graduated Lake Highlands High School in the spring of 1968. He attended the University of Oklahoma, his father's beloved Alma Mater, in the fall of 1968 before transferring and eventually graduating with a Bachelor of Science from North Texas State University in 1974.
Tom proudly sold suits and worked for the State of Texas before beginning his career as an oil and gas auditor with Sun Oil and later Oryx. He said that as soon as he sat down in his first accounting class the numbers just made sense to him.
Even though he resided in Texas in the early 70's, he channeled his inner Beach Boy blasting "Barbara Ann" on the speakers of his 1969 fathom green Camaro. In the spring of 1972, he met his ex-wife, Char. They shared the same day of birth and were married on October 21, 1972. During the 70's, Tom lived in Tulsa OK, Austin and of course, Dallas TX. He called Plano home from 1978 into the early 90's. His daughter, Kathryn, was born in 1977, and Brittany was born in 1984.
For over 35 years, he would travel to Las Vegas to celebrate Super Bowl Weekend with his work buddies. He always reiterated what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. If anyone ever asked, he would tell them about his up's and down's on the Craps Table or on one of the tables inside The Orleans Hotel and Casino or Las Vegas Strip. Betting on the Super Bowl made every catch and pass a "yes" moment for "Morgan Vegas." Rather than a Jack and Coke, he would celebrate with a Dr Pepper knowing exactly where to find one.
He loved playing golf with his best friend Mike Freeman and high school friend Rick Carlson. He studied under Butch Harmon one summer and attended the U.S. Open on several occasions with his best friends and Brittany. He respected and cheered for PGA golfer Phil Mickelson for over the past twenty years. He agonized with Phil when Phil's mother and wife were diagnosed with breast cancer.
Football was a part of his entire life. He would watch the pigskin go up and down the hash marks with his mother and father religiously growing up. For three decades, he played fantasy football with his fellow oil and gas auditors. He taught his daughters everything he knew about drafting and weekly player selection.
Tom moved to Frisco in 2008, which has been his home for the past decade. Both daughters called daddy's place home. Tom retired from the oil and gas business in 2013. After four decades of traveling, he spent his golden years spoiling his grandpup Gizmo; studying and watching golf; dining out with his girls or best friend; prepping meals at home with his family; playing fantasy football with "the boys" and being the best father a girl could ever ask for Brittany and Kathryn.
He was a fan of the New England Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady. When he attended Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis on February 4, 2018, he pulled for Brady until the bitter end. During his last night on this Earth, he watched the New England Patriots face the Green Bay Packers. His love of football carried him from birth to death. Thomas was a man of numbers yet used his words carefully and wisely. When he said that he loved you, no words were ever more truthful.
"There is nothing better for a man, than that he should eat and drink, and that he should make his soul enjoy good in his labour." (Ecclesiastes, Chapter 2) With this in mind, his family has a chosen to celebrate his life at his house in Frisco rather than a funeral or memorial service. This will be a Celebration of Life rather than a Declaration of Death. Tom was a man of faith and accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior. In leiu of flowers, his family asks that you make a donation to the American Cancer Society in his name. (https://donate3.cancer.org)
"Then, shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it." (Ecclesiastes, Chapter 12)
"I thank you for the music and your stories of the road. I thank you for the freedom when it came my time to go. I thank you for the kindness and the times when you got tough. And papa, I don't think I said I love you near enough." ("Leader of the Band" Dan Fogelberg)
"Walk with me, Pops. The second half in the darkness is scary without you. I love you more than you will ever know, too." Love, Kathy
"Each day will be lived with the sound of your voice in our hearts, our life in your hands and knowing that one day you will be waiting to welcome us home. Daddy, I love you more than any breath I have left." Love, Britt
Thomas Allen Morgan
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November 21, 2018
I met Tom auditing in my office. Hit it off right away. Found out we had work for the same person at different times. I was lucky to get him on an audit that my company lead. He was always happy, full of wonderful stories. On the audit he had to deal with a very sick cat (Forest I think). It cost a bundle to save but Tom did not blink an eye just said do it. He laughed and said well here goes not fee on this audit. Wish I could have work more with him. he was a wonderful person.