Francis E. Morgan

August 30, 1930April 14, 2018

Francis Earl Morgan was born August 30, 1930 to James Earl and Frances Olieve Morgan in Augusta, Georgia. The family moved back to Jacksonville shortly after his birth and Jacksonville has been his home the rest of his life. He passed away on April 14th, 2018. He was 87 years old. He married Frankie M. Yates on February 18, 1962. He had 4 children: Wayne Earl Morgan, Miriam Frances Morgan, Frank Barnette Morgan, and James Phillip Morgan. He had 10 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. He was in the U.S. Army for 25 years. He had the opportunity to travel many places: Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, Austria, and Germany. After his Army service he served with several civilian contracts that took him to Saudi Arabia and Egypt. He loved to cook for large and small groups. He had the gift of hospitality. He loved Jesus and looked forward to his eternal life in Heaven. He was a member of the First Baptist Church downtown for 72 years. He was known as the cookie man because every Saturday he would bake about 12 dozen cookies to share with his Sunday school class and others. Visitation will be held from 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, April 19th, 2018 in Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home of Mandarin. The Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, April 19th, 2018in Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home of Mandarin with Dr. John Sullivan as Officiant, followed by interment in Jacksonville National Cemetery on 4083 Lannie Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32218. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home of Mandarin, 11801 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32223. 904-288-0025.


  • Visitation Thursday, April 19, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, April 19, 2018
  • Graveside Service Thursday, April 19, 2018

Francis E. Morgan

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Lynn Arizzi

April 18, 2018

I want to thank Frank for always including my mother in family events especially after my father passed away. May he rest in peace and his family be comforted. Lynn and Joe Arizzi