James Leonard Morgan

Published 9:29 pm Thursday, March 23, 2017

James Leonard Morgan, 89, died March 22, 2017. He was born in Holland on Feb. 29, 1928. He was the son of the late William Clifford Morgan Sr. and Marion Dunn Morgan. James is also predeceased by three brothers, William Clifford Morgan Jr., George F. Morgan, Archie T. Morgan; and two sisters, Eva Dunn Morgan Baker and Marion Lee Kirkpatrick.

James was an Army veteran who served in Yokohama, Japan in chemical warfare in 1946-1947. Upon his return to the States, he went to work for VDOT, Suffolk District. He retired after 40 years of service as district heavy equipment repair foreman. James was also a member of Oakland Christian Church and will be remembered for his love and devotion to his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Marian Vaughan Morgan; brother, O. Parks Morgan and wife, Lottie, of Chesapeake; sister, Eloise Morgan Raine and husband, Arthur, of Pocomoke, Md.; sister-in-law, Jane Morgan, of Southern Pines, N.C.; goddaughters, Pamela Kirkpatrick Gersch and husband, Mark, of Chico, Calif., Julie Masters Mills and husband, Michael, of Portsmouth; nieces, Donna Morgan Moore and husband, Harry, Brenda Morgan Humphreys and husband, Kevin, who were very special. Also, many nieces and nephews he dearly loved.

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A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 25, 2017, at Cedar Hill Cemetery, 105 Mahan St., Suffolk. The family will receive friends Friday, March 24, 2017, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Baker-Foster Funeral Home, 5685 Lee Farm Lane, Suffolk. Following the service, the family will receive friends at the home of Marian and James. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice. Condolences may be offered at www.bakerfoster.com.