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Major (USAF Ret.) Russell J. Morgan, 90, passed away January 21, 2013. Visitation will be held from 6-8 PM today, Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at Mission Park Funeral Chapels North. Funeral Services will begin at 11:00 AM Thursday, January 24, 2013 in the Mausoleum Chapel at Mission Burial Park Dominion North with entombment to follow on site with Full Military Honors. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, his memory may be honored with a gift to Fisher House Foundation, 111 Rockville Pike, Suite 420, Rockville, Maryland 20850, which benefits military families. Russell was born June 10, 1922 in Schuyler County, Illinois. In 1940, he enlisted as an artillery gunner in World War II, but went on to be a B-24 Liberator pilot in the South Pacific and flew 39 combat missions, was a C-47 pilot in the Korean War flying evacuation, cargo and combat missions, and went on to serve as a pilot and transportation officer at posts in Seattle, Washington, Great Falls, Montana, Warner Robins, Georgia, Montgomery, Alabama, Athens, Greece, and Harlingen and Waco, Texas. He retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1964 with sixteen awards and medals including the Air Force Commendation Medal, 6 Air Medals, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with six bronze stars and the Korean Service Medal. At that time he and his family moved to San Antonio, where he worked for 25 years and retired as a cost analyst at Kelly Air Force Base. He is preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Eleanor Morgan, and two brothers Vail and Bennett Morgan. He is survived by two sisters Wilma Mercer of Northridge, California and Mary Ewing of Lombard, Illinois, a brother, Kenneth Morgan of Macomb, Illinois, son, Robert and his wife, Susan of Colleyville, Texas, daughter, Mary Anne Morgan of Arroyo Grande, California, sons Tom Morgan and Charles Morgan and grandsons Brandon and Jeremy Morgan, all of San Antonio. You may sign the on-line guest book at www.missionparks.comunder the obituary section.
Mission Park Funeral Chapel - North
San Antonio, TX 78230
Published in Express-News on Jan. 23, 2013