Richard Thomas Morgan, 84, passed away at Memorial Medical Center on June 5, 2017 at 5:55 am.
Richard was born on December 27, 1932 in Virden, IL; son of Harold and Phyllis (Thirlwall) Morgan. He married Sandra Jannette Beaver on July 4, 1963 in Girard, IL. She survives him.
Also surviving are his children: Kathy (Al) Anderson of WI, Greg (Jolene) Morgan of UT, Rodney (Justine) Morgan of Lincoln, Rhonda (Don) Howard of Lincoln, Rochelle (Richard) Joseph of Lincoln, and Randy (Laura) Morgan of CA; one sister: Geraldine(Clyde) Stone of Havana, IL; 13 grandchildren: Eric, Garrett, Jacqueline, Ryker, Katrina, Skylar, Noah, Lucas, Jackson, Brittany, Morgan, Megan, and Owen; 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister and one son-in-law.
Richard served in the United States Navy in the Korean War. He was a member of St. Johns United Church of Christ, was a deacon for many years and helped with repairs, the American legion #263, and Boy Scout leader. He specialized in making shelves and trunks, he was an avid outdoorsman, enjoyed working in the yard, camping, and in his retirement years ran Pine Tree County Crafts. He was a manager of a shoe store, carpenter, electrician, and retired as a correctional officer.
A memorial service will be held at 6:00 p.m. Friday June 9, 2017 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln. Visitation will be 2 hours prior to service (4:00-6:00 p.m.) Burial at Lucas Chapel Cemetery will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made in Richard’s name to the Humane Society of Logan County, Logan County Food Pantry, or American Legion Post #263.