Jerry Wyatt Morgan, Sr., 77, of Dayton, passed away at his home on Saturday, November 4, 2017.
Jerry was born in Dayton on September 23, 1940 the son of the late Jack and Bridgett (Thurman) Morgan. He was also preceded in death by his son, David Lee Morgan and a brother, JD “Slim” Morgan.
Jerry lived all of his life in Dayton except for the years his served country with the US Army. Jerry retired as a 1st Sgt. After serving for twenty years. He served tours in Germany and Viet Nam. He was a board member of Rhea of Sunshine, a member of the American Legion Post 100, former Rhea County Commissioner, member of the Civil Air Patrol, and as an instructor with the ROTC. Jerry had also been employed for 13 years with security for TVA. He was of the Church of God faith.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Ruby (Bishop) Morgan, his son, Jerry (Shelly) Morgan, Jr., his daughter, Patricia (Levon) Smith, four grandchildren, James D. Bishop, Amanda J. Morgan, Aaron J. Morgan, William W. Morgan, four great-grandchildren, Hayden Bishop, Remington Bishop, Gage Bishop and Renley Bishop, four brothers, Jim (Alice) Morgan, Jack (Sarah) Morgan, Eddie (Betty) Morgan, Rev. George (Charlotte) Morgan, and four sisters, Jo Stinnett, Charlotte Brock all of Dayton, Beth (Rodney) Ricker of Morristown and Patricia (Brian) Dunshaw of Monroe, GA.
Graveside services with full military honors will be held Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. at Chattanooga National Cemetery with his brother, Reverend George Morgan officiating.
Please share your memories of Jerry on his online guest register at www.vanderwallfh.com.
The family is being cared for by the Vanderwall Funeral Home where they will receive friends Monday after 5 p.m.