OBITUARY

Donald B. Morgan

October 20, 1934March 21, 2014

Donald B. Morgan, 79, of Williamsburg VA, passed away early Friday morning, March 21, 2014. Donald was born October 20, 1934 in Moon, VA to the late Southey and Inez Morgan. He graduated from Mathews High School in 1952 as class president and attended Randolph-Macon College in Ashland. Donald married Georgia Ann Gooch on February 23, 1958 in Lexington KY. He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Georgia Ann. Survivors also include daughter Donnie Morgan and her husband Michael Gambone of Moon, VA, son Christopher Morgan and his wife Kathleen of Toano, VA, and son Steven Morgan and his wife Doreen of Roswell, GA, and brother-in-law William Gooch of Elizabethtown, KY. He also cherished his grandchildren, Philip Morgan of Bridgeport, WV, and granddaughter Rachel Morgan of Williamsburg, VA. Donald was a member of Wellspring United Methodist Church in Williamsburg for the past twenty years and previously a member of Salem United Methodist Church in Diggs, VA. He was active in Bible study classes and served on many committees and boards at both churches. He was a member of Ruritan Clubs in Williamsburg and Mathews and served in many capacities over the years. He had many vocations during his life, from installing communication systems aboard the USS America, to selling life insurance, working retail, and finally retiring as an electrician with The College of William and Mary. Donald’s real passion was the Chesapeake Bay and fishing. He grew up on the bay fishing with hand lines and spent countless hours with his father, sons, grandchildren, and his buddies, landing the great variety of fish found around Mathews. Often most of his morning catch went to elderly friends, providing them with meals of fresh fish. Sitting down to a feast of steamed crabs was a source of joy that he extended to many. Also, many friends from Mathews will remember the prodigious vegetable gardens that provided corn, beans, and tomatoes which Georgia froze and canned for weeks. Services for Donald will be held at 1:00pm Monday, March 24, 2014 at Nelsen Funeral Home, 3785 Strawberry Plains Rd., Williamsburg, VA 23188. The family will welcome those who wish to pay respects from 11:00 am- 1:00 pm before the service. Following the service, Donald will be taken home to Milford Cemetery, Rt. 643 Moon, Va. in Mathews for a graveside service and interment from 3:00-3:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, the family requests expressions of sympathy to be made in Donald’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, 213 McLaws Circle, Williamsburg, VA 23185 or www.alz.org in honor of Georgia Morgan. Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA.

Services

  • Gathering of Friends Monday, March 24, 2014
  • Service Monday, March 24, 2014
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March 26, 2014

My sincere sympathy to the family for the loss of your dear loved one. May you find peace and comfort in Psalms 65:2. Again my deepest sympathy.

Ginger Shuber

March 26, 2014

Steven, Chris, and Donnie Ann, I am so sorry I couldn't join you all at church and visit with you but I am glad I could speak to you at the graveside service. Your Daddy and Mother were such a huge presence at Salem for years and we miss them still. Your Daddy would be pleased so many of his old friends came to his "homecoming" to his beloved Moon. Peace be with you and I will contine to pray for you all and Georgia Ann.

Ginger Shuber

March 26, 2014

Steven, Chris, and Donnie Ann, I apologize for not being able to visit with you at church but am so glad I saw you. Your Daddy and Mother were a huge part of Salem and we still miss their presence. He would have been so pleased with his "homecoming" service in his beloved Moon. I pray for your peace and will keep your Mother in my prayers as well. I love the old photos.

Lynne Callis

March 25, 2014

Miss Georgia Ann, Donnie Ann, Chris and Steve,
I was so sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad and husband. I have many fond memories of being at your house with Girl Scouts and of course having him visit with Georgia Ann at the nursing home when Mrs. Gooch was here. Praying for you all during this time.

March 25, 2014

My sympathy goes out to the family during your time of grief. May God's loving-kindness comfort you and help you through this difficult time. (Psalm 119:50,76)

March 24, 2014

We are so sorry to hear of Mr. Morgan's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Kevin, Amy, Sarah and Amanda Ritchie

Katie Hill

March 24, 2014

Kathy and Chris,
My prayers are with you both on passing of Don I was trullly blessed to have knowed him and also to be able to walk with him at Domonion and sing with gratitude he will always be in my Heart, Love katie

Burns Family

March 24, 2014

We are very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Rhoda Wilson

March 23, 2014

Chris, Kathy and Rachel, I was so sorry to learn of the passing of your loved one. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you and the rest of the family.

John Lee Callis

March 23, 2014

Georgia Ann and family .. please know my thoughts and prayers are with all of you in the loss of your husband and father.