Joyce "Tharon" Morgan
1938 - 2020
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Joyce "Tharon" Morgan

Wichita Falls - Joyce Tharon Morgan, "Tharon" as she was called by friends and family, passed into the loving hands of Jesus on November 17, 2020 at Ten Oaks Place in Lawton, OK. She was 82. The third of four girls born to Robert Weldon and Beulah Briscoe, Tharon was born February 16, 1938, in Pecan Gap, TX where she was raised and graduated from high school.

Tharon always knew she wanted to be a teacher and received her degree in education from East Texas State University. She was a beloved and dedicated teacher in Burkburnett for 30 years. Her passion was teaching her first-grade students to read. Tharon was an active member of First Baptist Church in Burkburnett and taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School there for many years. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother "Nanny" who will be dearly missed.

She was preceded in death by her sisters, Robbie Mosley and Margie Roberson; and first husband, Jimmy McClain.

She is survived by her husband, Jim Morgan of Burkburnett, TX; four children: Lori Wetzel of Burkburnett, Daron Morgan of Overton, TX, Blake Morgan of Fort Worth, TX and Kari Cole of Long Beach, CA; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; her sister, Jean Ann Erwin of Pecan Gap, TX; and seven nieces and nephews.

A private family graveside service will be held on November 23, 2020 at Fort Sill National Cemetery in Elgin, OK. Arrangements are under the direction of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home in Burkburnett.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Association (

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Published in Times Record News from Nov. 19 to Nov. 22, 2020.
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December 1, 2020
I treasure the way God allowed my path to cross with Tharon’s . She was an outstanding and beloved children’s leader in Bible Study Fellowship. Her love for Jesus and the children were such a blessing. Years later her grand daughter by love, Rachel, also served as a children’s leader, carrying the legacy of sharing the Good News.
Carol Schmeltzer
November 28, 2020
My thoughts and prayers to the family. She was my 1st grade teacher and was my favorite. I often thought of her.
November 23, 2020
Jim, thoughts and prayers for you and your family. Mrs. Morgan was a sweet lady. First met her 34 years ago when I was in first grade. She taught the class across from mine. Love y'all
Joey Gum
November 22, 2020
Thinking of your family.
Christi Clement
November 21, 2020
Lori, I will be praying for peace and comfort for you and your family.
Monica Hicks-Bailey
November 20, 2020
Jim, Lori, Blake, Keri, Victoria, Leland , please accept my sympathy. Tharon was an amazing teacher and a treasured friend. I will always remember the things she taught me as a young educator and I will have life long memories.
Debbie Reed
November 20, 2020
Jim, Blake, & Kari, you and your family are in my heart as you grieve for Tharon. I hope that the legacy of all the students who she inspired and educated over the years is of some comfort. She was such a kind and special person.
Amy Schumacher
November 19, 2020
Tharon was a beautiful and loving coworker and neighbor. She was our sons first grade teacher and made sure his first year of school was the best! She is in God’s loving arms now. Jim, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help. We are here for you.
Rick and Kathy Twitty
November 19, 2020
Thoughts and Prayers during this time. She was a sweet lady and will be missed!
Lane & Tanna Anderson
November 19, 2020
Jim, I'm so sorry to hear about Tharon. She was such a lovely lady and I enjoyed being around you both while working at Breland. You and your family are in my prayers.
Vaughnie Reed
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