Joseph Morgan, Jr


Joseph Morgan Jr. was born in Oak Hill, West Virginia on March 27, 1936 to the late Joseph Sr. and Elrea Morgan. He departed this life on July 24, 2021 at his residence.

Joseph, affectionately known as Joe, attended DuBois High School in Mt. Hope, West Virginia and moved to Columbus, Ohio when he was 18. Joe was united in holy matrimony to Mary Kathryn Penn on January 8, 1955. To this union five children were born.

Joe was an award-winning chef. He worked at Willard’s Restaurant in Bexley, Ohio for 32 years and worked an additional 32 years before retiring from Marriott Crown Plaza hotel in 2012.

Joe’s favorite things consisted of sitting in his recliner, watching sports, going for walks and cooking for his family.

Joe is preceded in death by his parents Joseph Sr. and Elrea Morgan, daughter Ruth Lynise Morgan, grandson Conrad Jackson Jr., great grandson A’meire Jackson, brothers Johnny and Thomas Morgan and sister Mary Coleman.

Joe leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Mary Kathryn Morgan; sons, Joseph III (Tonya) and Michael Morgan; daughters, Deborah Morgan and Theresa Harmon all of Columbus, Ohio; brothers, Charles Ray (Judy) of Streetsboro, Ohio, Raymond, Clarence and David of Columbus, Ohio, Carl and Leonard (Michelle) Morgan of Oak Hill, West Virginia; sisters, Patience and Betty Hagwood of Columbus, Ohio, Reatha Floyd of Las Vegas, Nevada, Fannie Higginbotham, Thelma Walker and Barbara Kay Morgan of Oak Hill, West Virginia; grandchildren, Tyree, Telithia, Arikka, Christafer Sr., Bryon Jr., Chantel, Angela, Joey, Mark, James, Joshua, Lynise, Spencer, and Micah; 15 great grandchildren, 5 sisters-in-law, 1 brother-in-law, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Visitation 2:00pm and Memorial Service 3:00pm Saturday, July 31, 2021 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH, 2500 Cleveland Ave.

Condolence Messages

  1. Conrad Jackson

    Our deepest sympathy and prayers to you and your family, Joseph Morgan Jr. will be deeply missed.
    May God wrap his arms around the entire family and give you peace and strength. We love you all and are so blessed to have known Joseph Morgan Jr.

    Love always,
    Conrad Jackson and family

  2. Joyce L. Calamese

    Dear Joe and family, let me offer my deepest sympathy for the loss of your father and husband. May God continue to keep you in his comfort.

  3. Mr. Morgan (Dad) was a kind and humble man. He will be missed. I remember one year he surprised me and gave me a beautiful basket. He said, “ You always think about others, so I am giving you this”. I was so grateful and appreciative that someone noticed. I still pondered that feeling in my heart. I know he was a good person and took the thought and time to care. My prayers are for mom Morgan whom he loved and the entire family. Blessings and peace be with you each. Psalms 73:26 – My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

  4. Jamison family

    The Jamison family would like to send their condolences as well as prayers to the Morgan family

  5. Miss Mary, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers during this sad time. I only talked to Mr. Joe on the phone, he was always a very pleasant man.
    God grant his man the peace he so deserves. Rest in peace.

  6. Fresenius @ Mt Carmel West

    Our deepest sympathies to the Morgan Family from your dialysis staff family at Fresenius.

  7. Morgan family,

    My deepest condolences for the loss of Joe. I worked with him at the Marriott in the late 80’s for 3 years. He was one of the kindest people and he always had a smile on his face every day. I recognized his great smile in the dispatch today.
    God Bless Joe and your family!

    Dave Durtschi

  8. N. Morgan

    I am so honored that I had the opportunity to meet Mr. Morgan. When I think of him I see the smile he would carry with the knowledge and wisdom he offered. My deepest sympathy to the Morgan Family. Mr. Morgan will be truly missed but not forgotten. RIH

  9. Frances Smallwood

    To Lynise, Deborah and the Morgan Family
    I met Mr. Morgan and Lynise at Second Community Church I wish to extend my deepest sympathy to the family the Hilltop has lost one of it’s precious gem to God be the Glory

  10. To the Morgan Family, I extend my condolences and heartfelt prayers on the loss of Mr. Morgan. I wish for you only the peace that God can bring at this time and it will take time. And I pray in time that your memories will bring you comfort and joy. God bless.

  11. To the Morgan Family!!!

    Please accept our deepest sympathies to you and your family.
    Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers, and that we are sharing in your sorrow.
    May peace be with you!!!

    The Lanier Family
    Your Aunt’s,
    Priscilla, Seevah and Connie

  12. Our deepest sympathy and prayers to you and your family, Joseph Morgan Jr. will be deeply missed.
    May God wrap his arms around the entire family and give you peace and strength.

    The Hughes Family

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