By: Paul AdkinsSports Editor
June 1, 2013
MAN, W.Va. — Robert Franklin “Bob” Morgan, 72, of Man went home to be with the Lord Friday, May 31, 2013, from Logan Regional Medical Center.
Born August 18, 1940, at Becco, he was a son of the late Chester and Pearl Marie Standifur Morgan. Also preceding him in death were two brothers, Chester Morgan Jr. and Chuck Morgan; two sisters, Linda Morgan Rose and Teresa Morgan Toler; two nieces, Tonya Simpkins and Nikki Brown; one nephew, Steve Craddock, and one great-niece, Codi Nicole Holt.
Bob was a retired coal miner formerly employed with Island Creek Coal Company. Along with spending time with his special friends, Steve Grimmett and Shane (Brandy) Mangus, Bob was an avid NASCAR fan, cheering on Jeff Gordon. He enjoyed gardening, having Bible studies on his computer, and hanging out with his loving caregiver, Paula Metz.
Those left to cherish his memory include his five sons: Robert Allen Morgan, Michael (Tabitha) Morgan, and Ronnie (Jenny) Morgan, all of Kistler, Chris (Paula Metz) Morgan at home, and James Robert Morgan of Kentucky; four daughters, Cheryl Morgan (Timmy Hackney) of Stollings, Lillian Michelle (Harry) Hager of Lincoln Co., Lisa Dawn McCallister of McConnell, and Janet (Troy) Thomas of Danville; grandsons, Donald ”DJ” Gordon Jr., Troy Thomas Jr., and John Henry Thomas; granddaughters, Nikki Morgan, Christy Dawn Adkins, Autumn Brooke Gibson, Summer Morgan, Elizabeth Kidd, Anna Metz, and “his special Hillbilly friend” April Yelton; great-grandchildren: Weston Adkins, Antonio Pence, Ayden Surber, Braylan Surber, Rowyn Stockdale, and Amil Nicole Kelly; one brother, Alfred (Patricia) Morgan of Kentucky; and four sisters: Anna (Charles) Johnson of Tennessee, Violet (Gary) Jarrell of Peytona, Mary Rose (Clyde) Craddock of Henlawson, and Debbie (Garnet) Marsh of Proctor Bottom; brother-in-law, Clarence Toler; sister-in-law, Joann Morgan, and a large host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Services will be held at noon, Tuesday, June 4, at the Krantz-McNeely Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Brian Pope officiating. Burial will follow in Palm Memorial Gardens at Matheny.
Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. Monday and one hour prior to services Tuesday at the funeral home.
He will be carried to his final resting place by Derek Gibson, Shane Mangus, Steve Grimmett, Eddie Browning, Robert Morgan and Ronnie Jarrell.
Honorary pallbearers will be his sons, Michael, Ronnie and Chris Morgan.
Condolences may be left at www.krantzmcneelyfuneralhome.com
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Krantz-McNeely Funeral Home at Man.