DONALD BANKS MORGAN

Posted on Mar 26, 2014 - 01:20 PM

Donald B. Morgan, 79, of Williamsburg Va., passed away early Friday morning, March 21, 2014.

Donald was born Oct. 20, 1934 in Moon, Va. to the late Southey and Inez Morgan. He graduated from Mathews High School in 1952 as class president and attended Randolph-Macon College in Ashland.

Donald married Georgia Ann Gooch on Feb. 23, 1958 in Lexington Ky.

He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Georgia Ann. Survivors also include daughter, Donnie Morgan and her husband Michael Gambone of Moon, Va.; son, Christopher Morgan and his wife Kathleen of Toano, Va., and son Steven Morgan and his wife Doreen of Roswell, Ga., and brother-in-law, William Gooch of Elizabethtown, Ky. He also cherished his grandson, Philip Morgan of Bridgeport, W.Va., and granddaughter Rachel Morgan of Williamsburg, Va.

Donald was a member of Wellspring United Methodist Church in Williamsburg for the past 20 years and previously a member of Salem United Methodist Church in Diggs, Va. He was active in Bible study classes and served on many committees and boards at both churches. He was a member of Ruritan Clubs in Williamsburg and Mathews and served in many capacities over the years. He had many vocations during his life, from installing communication systems aboard the USS America, to selling life insurance, working retail, and finally retiring as an electrician with The College of William and Mary.

Donald’s real passion was the Chesapeake Bay and fishing. He grew up on the bay fishing with hand lines and spent countless hours with his father, sons, grandchildren, and his buddies, landing the great variety of fish found around Mathews. Often most of his morning catch went to elderly friends, providing them with meals of fresh fish. Sitting down to a feast of steamed crabs was a source of joy that he extended to many. Also, many friends from Mathews will remember the prodigious vegetable gardens that provided corn, beans, and tomatoes which Georgia froze and canned for weeks.

Services for Donald were held at 1 p.m. Monday, March 24, 2014 at Nelsen Funeral Home, 3785 Strawberry Plains Rd., Williamsburg, Va. 23188, with interment following at Milford Cemetery, Rt. 643, Moon, Va. in Mathews.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests expressions of sympathy to be made in Donald’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, 213 McLaws Circle, Williamsburg, Va. 23185 or www.alz.org in honor of Georgia Morgan.