Herschel Floyd Morgan, 83, passed away Thursday, July 17, 2014, at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. He was born May 31, 1931 to Elvert Matthew Morgan and Samantha Floyd Morgan Rinehart. He was a Veteran of the Korean War serving in the United States Air Force. He retired from Brown Shoe and FMC Corporation. He was a member of the Woodman of the World. He was a fine Christian gentleman and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Booneville for over 50 years. Herschel may have been bias, but he believed he had the finest grandchildren in the world. Mr. Morgan was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend for life. He took great passion in working in his yard growing azaleas and blueberries. He loved basketball as a player at Pine Grove High School 1948-1951, Northeast Mississippi Junior College and within the Air Force. He remained an avid NEMCC, Booneville High School, Ole Miss and University of Georgia basketball fan. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 20, 2014, at First Baptist Church with Dr. Lynn Jones and Bro. Jason Dukes officiating. Burial will be in Oaklawn Memorial Park. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Shirley Morgan, of Booneville; two sons, Gary H. (Cherri) Morgan, of Anniston and Mitch A. (Kim) Morgan, of Tupelo, Miss.; five grandchildren, Windham (Emily) Morgan, of Brewton, Maggie Morgan, of Birmingham, Garrison Morgan, of Anniston, Parker Morgan, of Anniston and MacKenzie Morgan, of Tupelo, Miss. He had numerous devoted nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents; his step-father, Blake Rinehart; three sisters, Charline Roberts, Earnestine Windham and Ann Rinehart and four brothers, Mancel, Pete, Joe and Jimmy Morgan. Pallbearers will be Windham Morgan, Garrison Morgan, Parker Morgan, MacKenzie Morgan, Bill Morgan, Jerry Ivey and Richard Bullock. Honorary pallbearers will be Isaac Sunday School Class at First Baptist Church. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Saturday, July 19, 2014, at McMillan Funeral Home. Memorials may be given to First Baptist Church, 401 W. Church St., Booneville, MS 38829 or
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Published in The Anniston Star on July 20, 2014