TROY - Wayne A. "Mogey" Morrett, 83 of Troy, passed away Monday, Oct. 14, 2013, at his residence following a brief illness. He was born on March 2, 1930, in Christiansburg, to the late Theodore R. and Isabel C. (Yantis) Morrett.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Phyllis Jean "Jeanie" (Counts) Morrett; three sons and daughters-in-law, Bruce A. and Susan K. Morrett of Troy, Brian L. and Diana Morrett of Marietta, Ga. and John A. and Becky Morrett of Eaton; one daughter and son-in-law, Julie A. and Bill Roeth of Houston; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one sister, Ruth Martin of Covington; two sisters-in-law, Nancy (Marvin) Anderson and Joan Counts both of Troy; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Morrett was preceded in death by one sister, Ila Dawn Morrett.
He was a 1948 graduate of Troy High School, and a member of the First United Church of Christ, Troy.
Mr. Morrett was a U.S. Navy Korean War
Veteran, having received the Purple Heart
He retired in 1994 as manager of Wilson Concrete after nearly 20 years of service. He was a football, baseball, and basketball player for Troy High School. He was also a longtime softball player. He really enjoyed his church activities, Navy reunions, and following the various activities of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, at the Baird Funeral Home, Troy, with Pastor Lauren Allen officiating. Interment will follow in Riverside Cemetery, Troy, with Veterans Memorial Honor Guard the cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First United Church of Christ, 120 S. Market Street, Troy, OH 45373, or Hospice of Miami County, P.O. Box 502, Troy, OH 45373.
Friends may express condolences to the family through www.bairdfuneralhome.com