Rev. John Stanley Morgan, age 89, of Rome, passed away Saturday, October 18, 2014, at a local hospital.
Rev. Morgan was born in Waco, GA on April 02, 1925, son of the late, John Benjamin Morgan and the late Lizzie C. Bowen Morgan. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Delores Irene Landsdell Morgan, by a daughter, Melissa Morgan Fincher, by a son, Reggie Morgan, by three sisters, Suzie Brooks, Zennia Moates and Kathy Wilder, and by a brother, Harold Morgan. Mr. Morgan was a WWII, 5th Army, 45th Division Infantry veteran. He was the organizer, founder and former Pastor of Coosa Valley Missionary Baptist Church. Mr. Morgan was a Sub-Contractor building numerous homes in Rome and the surrounding areas. He was known as Pawpaw by everyone, a title he cherished. Mr. Morgan was also the caregiver for his great-grandchildren, Kaylen Garrett and Chelsea White, whom he adored. We will always carry his memories in our hearts.
Survivors include his children, Angela Morgan, Tina Salter, Ken Morgan, Michael Morgan, Debra Rayburn, James Morgan, Ted Morgan and Pat Smith; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, October 21, 2014, at 2pm in the Chapel at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, North Chapel and Crematory, with the Rev. Don Peace officiating. Interment will follow in Oaknoll Memorial Gardens with military honors rendered by the American Legion Post # 5 Honor Guard.
The family will receive friends at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, North Chapel and Crematory, on Tuesday from Noon until the service hour. At other hours, they may be contacted at their respective residences.
Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, North Chapel and Crematory, has charge of the funeral arrangements.