TROY - Wayne A. "Mogey" Morrett, age 83 of Troy, Ohio, passed away on Monday, October 14, 2013 at his residence following a brief illness.
He was born on March 2, 1930 in Christiansburg, Ohio, 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, Ohio, Brian L. and Diana Morrett of Marietta, Georgia, and John A. and Becky Morrett of Eaton, Ohio; one daughter and son-in-law, Julie A. and Bill Roeth of Houston, Ohio; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one sister, Ruth Martin of Covington, Ohio; two sisters-in-law, Nancy (Marvin) Anderson and Joan Counts both of Troy, Ohio; 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, Ohio.
Mr. Morrett was a US 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 10:30AM on Friday, October 18, 2013 at the Baird Funeral Home, Troy, Ohio, with Pastor Lauren Allen officiating. Interment will follow in Riverside Cemetery, Troy, with Veterans Memorial Honor Guard the cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8PM on 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, Ohio 45373, or Hospice of Miami County, P.O. Box 502, Troy, Ohio 45373.
Friends may express condolences to the family through www.bairdfuneralhome.com.
Baird Funeral Home
555 N. Market St.
Troy, OH 45373