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
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.owensandbrumley.com