MORGAN, GILLIS LEE, SR.,
81, Lenoir City, died Sept. 17, 2002 after a long battle with heart trouble.
Gillis was born March 5, 1921 in Coalfield to William (Bill) and Maggie
Hacker Morgan. He was a combat veteran serving in the Army in the
South Pacific in World War II. On Dec. 21, 1944, he almost lost his
life when a Japanese Kamikaze plane hit the LST 460 ship he was fighting
on. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters; three brothers
and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Milas and Mary Ray of Oneida.
He is survived by his wife, Margery Ray Morgan whom he married on Easter
Sunday, April 25, 1943; children, Karne Papania and husband Joe of Cincinnati,
Ohio, Gillis Morgan Jr. and wife Joy Amos Morgan of Lenoir City, and Judy
Mattus and husband John of Vancouver, Washington; grandchildren, Joe Pappania
and wife, Martha of Cincinatti, Ohio; Krista Panpania of Dallas, Texas
and Billy Lambert of Vancouver, Washington; great-grandchild, Christopher
Papania of Cincinnati, Ohio; sister, Ruth Huckeby and John of Vermillion,
Ohio; special niece Mendy Cates of Rockwood; special Army buddy, William
Grover of Marietta, Ga. Burial was in Hazel Valley Cemetery in Oneida.
Click Funeral Home Chapel was in charge of arrangements. [Roane County
GILLIS LEE MORGAN
PFC U. S. Army
World War II
March 5, 1921, Sept. 17, 2002
The slab has a message from his children and grandchildren
and from me and a Veteran's stone at the bottom