Morgan, John D. (born JD Morgan) of West Allis, WI, found peace on Monday, January 4, 2021, at the age of 89.
John was southern, born in Mount Vernon, Tennessee. In 1957, he moved to Wisconsin where he met his beloved wife, Patricia, at a rooftop dance on 6th & Wisconsin Avenue in Milwaukee. He worked as a sanitation worker for the City of Milwaukee for 19 years until his retirement in 1993. A Chicago Bears and Cubs fan in a sea of Green and Gold. Full of southern charm and wild stories, John will live on in our hearts and our memories.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Patricia Ann Morgan (Polacek), his half-brother, Philip Davis (Faith), his children, Beth Leighton (Kevin), Gina Betters (Gary), Mary Hazard (Dennis), Chris Morgan (Carrie), and Jason Morgan (Miranda), his cherished Grandchildren, Fredrick ‘Rooster” Huffman, Edward Hormann Jr. (Stacy), Danielle Pittman, Shannon Morgan, Stephanie Huffman, Michelle Hammock (Randall), Derek Kerr (Meggan), Darien Morgan, Kayla Morgan, Sarah Morgan, Paige Morgan, Halle Morgan, Emma Morgan, and his many Great Grandchildren Blessings. Also survived by other relatives and friends.
John was preceded in death by both of his parents, Ezekiel Morgan and Pauline Mettie Williams, as well as his siblings Sarah Elizabeth Morgan, Mable Butler (Arnold), Nadine Evans (Wayne), and many other relatives.
He was a very hard working man. He made the best gravy for biscuits. Yummy! Just thinking about it makes me hungry. (Mary Hazard, Daughter).
He was the most stubborn, crabby and argumentative person, these are the things I will miss the most. (Ed Hormann Jr., Grandson)
He loved planting his different kinds of roses and cherry tomatoes, he was fond of old country music, classic western movies, and a few drinks. (Beth Leighton, Daughter)
What can I say, he had no filter something like me. The apple don’t fall far from the tree. My grandfather, he lived a long life, he had best stories to tell you. Best believe he told you them stories. I love you Grandpa. (Danielle Huffman, Granddaughter)
He loved his sports and loved to argue over his favorite teams. He was also very random and was a big jokester. I will miss the long talks about life we had. (Jason Morgan, Son)
A special thank you to the staff at St. Luke’s Hospital in Milwaukee, and the special caregivers at Season’s Hospice at Lutheran Home in Wauwatosa for keeping him safe and comfortable during his final days.
Private services were held.