Lt. Col. Gary C. Morgan, 65, of Tallassee, passed away May 22, 2014. He was born December 31, 1948.
Visitation will be Friday, May 23 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm at Linville Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral service will be Saturday May 24 at 11:00 am at Good Hope Baptist Church with Rev. Kenny Hill officiating. Burial will follow at Alabama National Cemetery in Montevallo at 2:00 pm with military honors, Linville Memorial Funeral Home directing.
He is survived by a daughter, Sarah (Jake) Hill; two granddaughters Meredith and Cadence; sister Diane (Mike) Parcell; and niece Natalie Parcell.
Col. Morgan honorably served his country in the Air Force for over 22 years, retiring in 1997 after achieving the rank of Lt. Col. Since his retirement, Col. Morgan instructed hundreds of young officers attending the Squadron Officer College. His work in navigation simulation design has helped to teach many officers from both the US and allied countries. The designer of war games, Col. Morgan received several awards for his development of a game called Tac-Air. Col. Morgan was also recognized for assistance by many authors, including Larry Bond, for his help in research for novels.
Col. Morgan received a Meritorious Service Award with one oak leaf cluster, AF Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster, AF Achievement Medal, AF Organizational Excellence Award with one leaf cluster.
Col. Morgan loved the Tallassee area. After moving here he served on the Tallassee Chamber of Commerce and always had a vision for the future for the river region. He was admired by everyone who knew him and will be missed by all.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Col. Morgan’s name to either Wounded Warrior or Community Hospice Care.
Online condolences at www.linvillememorial.com.
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