EAST PRAIRIE -- William J. "Bill" Morgan Jr., 81, died at 7:36 a.m. Feb. 25, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston.
Born Dec. 28, 1926, in Sikeston, son of the late William J. and Ruby Cozette Stone Morgan, he lived all his life in Mississippi County where he was a retired automobile mechanic for Pope Motors in East Prairie and a member of the First General Baptist Church in East Prairie. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
He married Mary Lois Morgan who preceded him in death. He later married Cora Jane Jackson Morgan who also preceded him in death.
Survivors include: five sons, Billy Wayne Morgan of Fruitland, Robert Joseph Morgan of Dexter and Dennis Lee Morgan, Michael Allen Morgan and David Ray Morgan of Smyrna, Tenn.; one sister, Betty Sorrells of East Prairie; and several grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Graveside services were conducted this in the Dogwood Cemetery with Buddy Hannah officiating.
Shelby Funeral Home of East Prairie is in charge of arrangements.