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Wednesday, November 8, 2023
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Frank Terrell Morgan, a beloved member of the community, passed away on Wednesday, November 1, 2023, at his residence. Frank was born on March 16, 1951, in Forsyth County, North Carolina. His childhood in Waynesville shaped the kind and compassionate person he became.
After graduating from Tuscola High School, Frank dedicated 23 years of his life to serving his country in the United States Army. He retired as a proud veteran and had the honor of serving in Vietnam and the Persian Gulf during Desert Storm. Throughout his military service, Frank demonstrated exceptional dedication and commitment to protecting and upholding the values of his beloved nation.
Upon retiring from the army, Frank embarked on another fulfilling career as a truck driver. He worked for Dayco, Boyd Brothers Trucking, and Averitt Trucking. Frank's exceptional work ethic and reliability earned him the respect of both his colleagues and employers.
Outside of work, Frank's family meant the world to him. He was married to Sue Erwin Morgan for an incredible 48 years, standing as a testament to their enduring love and commitment to one another. Together they built a beautiful life filled with joy and cherished memories.
Frank was a wonderful father to two sons, Joshua F. Morgan (Kathleen) of Waynesville, and A. Paul Morgan (Amanda) of Canton. He imparted his wisdom, strength, humor, and kindness onto them every step of the way as they navigated their own paths in life.
Family remained close to Frank's heart throughout his entire journey. He treasured his sister Libba Wagner (Bert) of Lexington, NC dearly and maintained a strong bond with her throughout their lives.
Frank carried immense pride for his six grandchildren - Austin, Maggie, Adisen, Cecilia, Lance, and Fallon - who brought immeasurable joy into his life. His love for them knew no bounds, and he relished in witnessing their personal growth and accomplishments.
The arrival of his great-granddaughter, Emerson, brought an additional sparkle to Frank's eyes. He embraced the role of a great-grandfather with delight and adored each moment spent with her.
Frank was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert and Helen Caudle Morgan, his sister Gwen Bowles, and his aunt Julia Morgan. While we mourn the loss of such a remarkable man, we find solace in knowing that he is reunited with his loved ones who have gone before him.
Frank Terrell Morgan will be remembered as a devoted husband, loving father, cherished grandfather and great-grandfather, faithful brother, esteemed veteran, and friend to many. His warm smile, gentle nature, and unwavering kindness touched countless lives and left an indelible mark on all who had the privilege of knowing him.
As we gather to celebrate Frank's life and bid him farewell, let us remember the joy he brought into our lives. Though he may no longer be physically present among us, his spirit will forever be cherished. Frank's legacy of love and compassion will continue to inspire us all to live purposefully and cherish our loved ones.
A visitation will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 8, 2023 at Riverside Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations to be made in Frank's memory to Riverside Baptist Church Cemetery Maintenance Fund, 2171 Lake Logan Road, Waynesville, NC 28786.
The care of Mr. Morgan has been entrusted to Wells Funeral Home of Canton and an online memorial register is available at "Obituaries" at www.wellsfuneralhome.com.