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Wallace Morgan of Ava

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    Wallace Morgan

 
updated: 12/4/2017 2:21 PM

Wallace Lavern "Lucky" Morgan, died Dec. 1, at home, after a two-year battle with lung cancer. He was born on June 3, 1936 in Ava, to Wallace and Iva Saul Morgan.

In May of 1954, he married Roberta June Dillon, of McClure. Three children were born, daughter Cynthia (Gene) Ellet, and sons Michael (Pam) Morgan and John Bradley (Vanessa) Morgan, all of Grand Tower. His parents moved to Grand Tower in 1942, where Lucky lived and farmed his entire life. He raised cattle, hogs, and grain.

He worked hard and continuously helped in the fight against floodwaters of the Mississippi River. He will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his wife, daughter, two sons, and brothers, Alvin Lee Morgan, of Bowling Green, Kentucky, and Carl Ed Morgan, of Terra Haute, Indiana. His legacy will continue through his six grandchildren, Amanda (Darren) Morgan of Du Quoin, Joyce Morgan of Ava, Trisha Morgan of Grand Tower, Jonnie Ellet of Grand Tower, Maggie (Austin) Treece of Wolf Lake, Christopher Morgan of Grand Tower, and great grandson Karson Dubach of Du Quoin. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews, and lifelong friends.

He was proceeded in death by his parents, Wallace and Iva Morgan, sister, Verna Campbell, and grandson, Joe Robertson.

Services for Wallace will be held Tuesday, Dec. 5 at the Methodist Church in Grand Tower. Burial will follow at Goodbread Cemetery north of Grand Tower.

Friends may give to the family to help with expenses or donate to the Methodist Church of Grand Tower. Meredith Funeral Home is in charge of services.