Morgan Carl Anderson

August 18, 1935October 6, 2019

Morgan Carl Anderson, 84, died Sunday, October 6, 2019 at the Dallas VA Medical Center following a brief illness. He was surrounded by family.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Betty (Kuykendall) Anderson; his son Toby Anderson and his wife, Kimberly Anderson; his daughter Carey Tiff and her husband, Bruce Tiff; his brother, Ronnie Anderson and his wife, Celia Anderson; his brother-in-law Larry Kuykendall and his wife Debi; his grandchildren Hayley, Chase and his wife Amy, and Cameron Anderson; and Tony, Grant, and Preston Tiff; and many other family members and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Rufus and Loraine (Teague) Anderson, his sister Lora Bell Waddley, and his son Todd Anderson.

Morgan was born on August 18, 1935 in Vernon, Texas. He spent his childhood all over Texas and married the love of his life on January 27, 1961 in Wichita Falls, Texas. He was a Major in the Air Force and Vietnam war veteran, and a gifted carpenter. He and Betty spent their days traveling in the motor home, riding their motorcycle, and spending time with family and friends at Lake Tawakani. Morgan’s booming voice, his colorful stories, and his firm hugs will be greatly missed by everyone he leaves behind.

His family is grateful for their time with him before his passing, spent sharing memories, getting practical advice for life without him, and looking forward to reuniting with him in Heaven.

A graveside service will be held on October 11 at the Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery at 8:45am. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Morgan’s honor to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital.


  • Graveside Service Friday, October 11, 2019


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Doug & Karen Hurtt

October 11, 2019

Dear Carey & Family,
So sorry to hear of your loss......please know that we are keeping all of you in our prayers!

Celia Anderson

October 8, 2019

To my beautiful sister in law Betty whom I love and admire so much !
How my heart aches for the loss you have endured in losing our beloved Morgan! You and Morgan shared the perfect love story if ever there was one!
I have always loved the movie “The Notebook”
and when I think of the two of you and how strong you all stood together when life handed you tragedies in your life and how well you savored life as deeply as you could , taking advantage of all the bad and the good and living life to the fullest ,I can’t help but compare you two to that movie.
You loved each other deeply with neither one ever trying to outdo the other.
You loved and cared for each to the end and I’m so happy to have been part of you and Morgan’s lives !
He leaves those of us that loved him with saddened hearts as he now resides in heaven with their beloved son Todd and his loving parents but to continue his legacy , he leaves behind a beautiful family with deep Cristian believes who not only loved him but respected him and admired him !
Rest easy Morgan and rest assured that you will never be forgotten!
I love you and will miss you,
Celia Anderson

Lynn Morris

October 8, 2019

Morgan Anderson was father-in-law to my daughter Kimberly Anderson...i will miss him...he was always a joyous presence at Lake Tawanoki when my husband and i would come for a visit...always had fun stories to tell, ready hugs to give, and loved to share homemade peach ice cream with us on the lake house porch..usually at least two bowls!!! I’ll bet he is surrounded by his parents and his son, Todd, and those who went before him into “the mansion prepared for him” by His Heavenly Father. Rest In Peace until we are all together again. Lynn Etheridge Morris

Bonita (Bo) Canales

October 7, 2019

I went to American Legion one night a bit tipsy. Who am I kidding I was drunk 😂😂. I got up and sang Elvis, Don’t be Cruel. Lol. I didn’t know Morgan and Betty well then but we became fast friends. Morgan loved me from them on. Made me feel like a super star!! Said it was the best Elvis impersonation he had ever heard And I had the lip thing goin on baby😂😂. He always wanted me to do Elvis for him at karaoke after that. I am very blessed to have known and loved him. Go rest high u beautiful angel of God. U will be missed and loved always, Bo.