Roy Daniel Morgan, 77, of Blackshear, passed away early Saturday morning, October 19, 2019, at his residence, following an extended illness.

Born January 21, 1942 in Gainesville, FL, he was a son of the late Ernest E. and Geraldine Johnson Morgan. He lived many years in Hampton, FL, before moving to Blackshear in the late 1990s. He was a graduate of Bradford County High School Class of 1960 and received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida (UF). He served 10 years in the U.S. Army in the Vietnam War as a Medical Supply Specialist. He was awarded several decorations and medals, but most importantly, he was the recipient of a Purple Heart. 

Following his military career, he worked many years as a mental health counselor, retiring from Satilla Mental Health in Waycross. He was also an ordained Independent Baptist Minister and was a member of Bethel Baptist Church in Blackshear. 

He was also a member of the Exchange Club of Waycross, the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA), and the Disabled American Veterans (DAV). 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Rebecca Morgan.

Survivors include his wife of 21 years, Helen Altman Groover Morgan, Blackshear; five children, Sandra Osborne of Madison, WI, Christi Morgan Wilson (husband Curtis), Middleburg, FL, Lucas Morgan (wife Leah), Gainesville, FL, Aaron Morgan (wife Rachel), Waldo, FL, and Paul Morgan (wife Jessica), Starke, FL; twostep-children, Lillian Hodge Wagner and Ricky Hodge (wife Stacy), both of Blackshear; 15 grandchildren; seven greatgrandchildren; a sister, Patricia Morgan McGahee, Starke, FL and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Visitation will be held from 10-11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, from the Kingsley Lake Baptist Church Cemetery, 6289 Mary Dot Ln, Starke, FL 32091

Graveside funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, from the Kingsley Lake Baptist Church Cemetery with his son, Pastor Aaron Morgan and Brother Joe Chancey officiating.

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Hart Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.

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