Cecil Carl Morgan

Friday, February 14, 2020

Cecil Carl Morgan, Jr., 73, of Pace, Fla., passed away, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020. Cecil was born in Oxford, Miss., on March 13, 1946. He was the oldest of four children. He graduated from Louisiana High School, Louisiana, Mo., and then later from Community College of the Air Force. He was a U.S. Air Force Vietnam veteran and retired in 1990 as a MSgt. with 26 years of service from Eaker AFB in Blytheville. He then went to work for Sherwin Williams and later for Farmers Bank, both in Blytheville.

Cecil enjoyed woodworking while earning many awards for the furniture he made and working in the yard where his real goal was to socialize with neighborhood friends. In his later years, he and his wife traded the Arkansas snow for the Florida beaches bringing along their best canine friend, Bella.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Jean Hobgood (Russell); and his parents, Cecil Carl Morgan, Sr., and Alice (Buswell) Morgan.

Cecil is survived by his wife of 22 years, Gloria Ann Morgan of Pace, Fla.; four daughters, Wanda McFall (Dave) of Pinellas Park, Fla., Lori Ann Ammore of Ridgeland, Miss., Lisa Morgan, Asher Morgan (Kristie) of Springdale; three stepdaughters, Marjorie Utley (Mack Dale) of Blytheville, Jody Lyles of Bay Minette, Ala., and Kimberly Casey (Jim) of Pace, Fla.; two stepsons, Donald S. Hill II (Leandra) of Holiday, Fla., and Christopher Welch (Gidget)of Summerdale, Ala.; seven grandchildren, 10 stepgrandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; nine stepgreat-grandchildren; two brothers, Ralph Morgan (Ann) of West Memphis and Terry Morgan of Yazoo City, Miss.

Visitation was held from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, at Lewis Funeral Home, Pace Chapel.

Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, at Barrancas National Cemetery, onboard Pensacola Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Fla.

The family requests memorial donations be made in Cecilís name to donors preferred veteranís charity.