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Bernard "Joseph" Morgan Jr.


1938 - 2019 Obituary Condolences
Bernard "Joseph" Morgan Jr. Obituary
Bernard Joseph Morgan Jr., known to all as Joseph, 80, Sullivan, departed this life Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, at his home surrounded by the love of his family.

Joseph was born Sept. 1, 1938, in Vivian, La., the son of Bernard Joseph Morgan Sr. and wife Delila, nee Davenport. On Sept. 26, 1959, he was united in marriage to Kathleen May Brockelmeyer, and four children came to bless this union.

Joseph was a Christian and member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Luebbering. He also was a member of Knights of Columbus, Council 4667 of St. Clair, and attained the honor of becoming a fourth-degree knight. Joseph was a truck driver by trade and retired from Teamsters Local 600 of St. Louis. After his retirement, he spent several years driving school buses and worked for the Union School District and also the St. Clair School District. In recent years, he was an active member of the Sullivan Senior Center, calling bingo each week and collecting cans to generate revenue for the center. He enjoyed many hobbies and interests during his life, and especially enjoyed model trains. He liked to fish, target shoot and spend time outdoors. Bowling was another of his hobbies, and going dancing with Kathleen was a favorite pastime. Each of his children and grandchildren held a special place in his heart, and many wonderful memories have been created.

Joseph is survived by his wife, Kathleen Morgan, Sullivan; one son, Joe Morgan and wife Lisa, Union; two daughters, Rose Butler and husband Rick, and Julie Moore and husband Bill, all of St. Clair; one brother, George Morgan, Sullivan; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; brothers- and sisters-in-law; nieces; nephews; great- and great-great-nieces and -nephews; cousins; and many friends.

He was preceded in death by one son, David William Morgan; two grandchildren, infant Dustin Morgan and Jessica Morgan; his parents, Bernard and Delila Morgan; and one sister, Mary Moody.

Visitation was held Thursday, Jan. 31, at Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair, with Knights of Columbus and rosary services at 7:30 p.m.

A funeral Mass was held at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 1, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Luebbering, with the Rev. Bob Knight officiating.

Interment was in Crestview Memorial Park, St. Clair.

Memorials may be made to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.

Arrangements were in care of Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair.
Published in The Missourian on Feb. 2, 2019
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