William R. Morgan, Sr., 80,
passed away September 12, 2001 after a courageous battle with cancer.
Mr. Morgan was a native of Port Orange, FL and was a fifth generation
Volusia County pioneer. He was a former resident of Jacksonville, FL and
had resided in Orange Park, FL since 1975. He served his Country in the
U.S. Army during WW II serving with 82nd Airborne. Mr. Morgan retired
from Kraft Foods having served 35 years. He was a member of Orange Park
Presbyterian Church, was a 32nd degree Mason, and member of Scottish
Rite Bodies and Morocco Temple Shrine. Survivors include two sons,
William R. Morgan, Jr. (Nancy) of DeLeon Springs, FL and Steven T.
Morgan (Ellen) of Interlachen, FL; daughter, Carol Ann Doan (Donald Jr.)
of Jacksonville, FL; four brothers, Claude D. Morgan of Biloxi, MS,
Carlisle Morgan of Flagler Beach, FL, Ray L. Morgan of South Daytona,
FL, and Don E. Morgan of Astor, FL; two sisters, Daisy Luxton of Port
Orange, FL and Joyce Keenan of Holly Hill, FL; step-children, Gary
Maddox, Ron Maddox, Deborah Mosler, and Barbara Riffel; numerous nieces,
nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A Memorial Service will
be held 11:00 AM, Monday, September 17, 2001 at Orange Park Presbyterian
Church, with Rev. Dwight Bailey and Rev. John Muilenburg officiating.
Private interment in Riverside Memorial Park at a later date. Memorial
donations may be made to American Cancer Society. Arrangements by Town &
Country Funeral Home, 7242 Normandy Blvd.
(The Florida Times-Union, Jacksonville, FL, 16 Sep 2001)
(courtesy of Bill Morgan Jr.)
Grave marker for William R. Morgan in the Riverside
Memorial Park Cemetery, Jacksonville (Duval county), Florida.
Bill's jump into Normandy went anything but the way he
had hoped. According to family members, he was injured because his
parachute collapsed. He said the plane put [the stick] over a nest
of Germans and he pulled his shroud line too hard trying to get over to
some trees for cover. He broke both knees and his neck plus his
Thompson tore into his gut doing a lot of damage.
He was evacuated and treated for the injuries at Camp