Richard Phillip Morgan

March 28, 1928May 27, 2009



Richard (Dick) passed peacefully in his sleep on Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at Curry Manor in Roseburg, Ore., of complications from Parkinson's disease. He was born in Montague, Calif., the oldest son of George and Nora Morgan and raised on a ranch in Granada, Calif. He served in the Navy aboard the U.S.S. Thuban from 1947 to 1951. He married Betty Weisman, who survives him, on Nov. 6, 1948 in Grants Pass, Ore. Dick was a deputy sheriff and city policeman in Siskiyou County and was a truck driver in Sacramento, Calif., for many years. He moved to Medford, Ore., in 1972 where he was a log truck owner and operator until his retirement.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister; and his daughter, Connie Morgan. He is survived by his wife of 60 years; two sons, Allen and Phillip and their wives, Michele and Pam; his grandchildren, Nicholas Morgan and Amanda Whittington and her husband Jason and Natalie and Christopher Morgan; two great grandsons, Justin Morgan, and Camden Whittington; and a brother, Clarence Morgan.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 30, 2009 at the First Presbyterian Church, 456 West Pine Street, Central Point, Oregon at 1:00 p.m.