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Morgan, George A.

Morgan, George A.

April 18, 1936 — March 4, 2021

George Allen Morgan, 84, a lifelong Liberty and Kearney resident, passed away peacefully in the night on March 4, 2021, at his home.

George was born April 18, 1936, in Liberty, MO, the youngest of four children of Charles and Ardis (Barrington) Morgan. He served in the US Navy in the Pacific theater from 1954 to 1958, and later served in the US Navy Reserves until retirement as a Senior Chief Electrician's Mate (E-8) in 1981. He was a member of the VFW Post 4043 and American Legion Post 95 in Liberty. George's career with Southwestern Bell spanned more than three decades.

George was an original Cubmaster for Kearney Cub Pack 397, and was an Honorary Warrior of the Tribe of Mic-O-Say. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Kearney. He was initiated into Liberty Masonic Lodge in 1973 and served as Worshipful Master. He also served as Grand Sword Bearer in the Missouri Grand Lodge. George was a member of the York Rite Bodies and Ararat Shrine Temple. He was also a proud Chiefs season ticket holder for 35+ years.

Along with his parents, George was preceded in death by his first wife, Carol (Self) Morgan; daughter, Linda Eldridge; and siblings, Myrnie Hutchins, Shirley Clemons and Edward Morgan.

Survivors include his wife, Virginia (Dortch) Morgan; children, Rusty Morgan and Lisa Key; grandchildren, Jennifer Reese (Eric), Casey Key, Elizabeth Morgan, Emily Eldridge and Matthew Eldridge; great grandchildren, Caden, Avery, Amara and Carson; and son-in-law, Jim Eldridge. He also leaves Virginia's family: her daughters, Laura Lawler (Jerome), Lydia Hurley (Scott) and Linda Anderson (Dan); grandchildren, Logan Meacham (Jessica), Melissa Stuchul (Brian), Michelle Castro (Aaron) and Shane Anderson; great grandchildren, Lilly, Bella, Olivia, Owen, Elliot, Harvey and Emmett. He also leaves other extended family members and many friends.

Visitation will be held from 5-7 pm with Masonic services at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, March 9, and funeral services 10:00 am Wednesday, March 10, all at Park Lawn Northland Chapel, I-35 at State Route 291, Liberty, MO. Burial with military honors will follow the service at New Hope Cemetery, Liberty.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Ararat Shrine Hospital Transportation Fund or to the Christian Worship Hour.

Service Information

Visitation will be held from 5-7 pm with Masonic services at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, March 9, and funeral services 10:00 am Wednesday, March 10, all at Park Lawn Northland Chapel, I-35 at State Route 291, Liberty, MO. Burial with military honors will follow the service at New Hope Cemetery, Liberty.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Ararat Shrine Hospital Transportation Fund or to the Christian Worship Hour.

Morgan, George A.'s Guestbook

George was always a pleasure to be around. He always had a good word when we met and always had a few minutes to talk. I'm sorry i did not get to know him in his later years. God took one of the good ones with George.

Jim Robertson

George was such a fine shipmate and of Naval Reserve Subase Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Det 918. He welcomed me into the unit in 1980 with open arms, we made one active duty training period in Hawaii before he retired. He was always such a friendly person and always had a joke to share. RIP my fellow Sailor and Senior Chief Petty Officer.

Duane Goodlove MMCM retired USN/R

RIP my fellow sailor and Senior Chief Petty Officer. George welcomed me into the Subase Pearl Harbor, Hawaii unit with open arms. What a funny individual.

Duane Goodlove MMCM retired USN/R

George was of those "one of a kind" fellows. It was always a pleasure to run into George as I knew an interesting conversation was about develop. I will miss him a bunch.

Bob Harris

I met George when I became the supervisor of the Liberty Southwestern Bell crew. He was a great employee and was always a wit in the crew meetings. I considered George a good friend. My sympathy to the family.

Ronald Mueller

We met George in the late 1990s when my father moved in next door to him. They quickly became friends. They enjoyed many afternoons sitting on the deck and visiting. I believe they even shared a couple of Chiefs games together. Later we were to also meet Virginia. They were both great neighbors to my father. Living out of town, it was comforting to me that my Dad was fortunate to have such great people as neighbors. After my father passed, George and Virginia were a great support to me as we were taking care of my Dad's business and selling his home. I can remember us all sitting out on the driveway sharing stories of he and my Dad's friendship. As others have mentioned, he always had a smile and was so friendly. We were fortunate to have the opportunity to visit with him on a couple of occasions in the last couple of years. I know he will be missed by all who knew him.

Tony and Cheryl Gerace and family

George was quite the character. I waited on him for five years at Trails End. Loved our little jokes. Put salt in his coffee, didn't think anyone to spit that far. That was just one of our silly antics. I don't think there was anyone who didn't like George. Rest I peace, my friend. I will think of you always.

Cheryl Bogart

He was my “funny Uncle”. Always count on him to tell us a funny joke and always teasing me while growing up. I will never forget him telling me that “if you push your belly button, your legs will fall off “. I, of course, had to test this out! I was so grateful to speak with him last week, and totally by accident. You see, he “butt dialed” me and when I seen the number i had to call back. Our conversation was greatly needed, because I had know idea what lay in store. I will Love you Uncle George! And all my Love to my Kansas City Family!!!! Rhonda

Rhonda Church ( Self )

Good friend.always smiling. Taught me about becoming a mason every step!! Good man! Rip friend!!

Lyle Henderson

Have missed you on the north wall for several seasons now Brother, I'll see you on the other side (not too soon I hope.) God bless you George.

Bruce Needhammer

Praying for all of you. Loved him so much. He was my favorite uncle, even though I didn't get to see him a lot. Uncle George, you will be missed. Love, Ardie

Ardis Smith

What a wonderful fun and loving man George was. I spent many nights with Linda and Lisa when we were young and he was always so fun! Even through the years, he always had that smile and was so happy to see you! Seeing the wonderful family he raised, shows how great a man he was! He will be missed! Fly high George! Thank you for my wonderful childhood memories!

Carla Maxwell

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