A FAMILY OF MORGANS
Sons of
William Eli and Maggie Hacker Morgan
of Coalfield, Tennessee. 

GILLIS LEE MORGAN

 


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GILLIS LEE MORGAN
PFC U. S. Army
World War II
March 5, 1921, Sept. 17, 2002

    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 News] 


The slab has a message from his children and grandchildren
and from me and a Veteran's stone at the bottom


Harvey Morgan
WW II Veteran
b Nov 24,1918, d March 22,1981 buried in Floral Lawn Memorial Gardens in Battle Creek, Michigan
Stationed in England in WW II

Billy Morgan
WW II Veteran
served in India as a Medic
b July 30,1924, d Sept.30,1983  buried in Floral Lawn Memorial Gardens in Battle Creek, Michigan

Elmer Morgan
W W II Veteran
b  Oct.22,1911, d Sept.30,1972 buried in the Roane Memorial Gardens in Rockwood, Tennessee

Courtesy of   Margery Morgan

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