D. Kenneth “Ken” Morgan, 86, Gallipolis, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, February 8, 2012 in Emeritus at Outlook Manor, Westerville, Ohio. He was born in Oak Hill, Ohio son of the late John E. and Sarah Jane (Lewis) Morgan on May 5, 1925.
Ken attended Ohio Wesleyan University and became a licensed Ohio Real Estate Broker active with Wood Reality until 2008. Previously, he was City Manager of Gallipolis and was the founding Director of the Southeastern Ohio Emergency Medical Service (SEOEMS) as well as owner and manager of McKnight-Davies Hardware. His memberships included the Gallipolis Elks Lodge #107 and the Gallipolis Shrine Club. Ken was an avid golfer most of his life.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara (Irion) Morgan, whom he married September 5, 1948 at Gallipolis and his three children: John and Connie Morgan, Westerville, Ohio; Tom and Gayla Morgan, Edmond, Oklahoma and Jane Morgan and Chuck Russell, Lewisville, Texas; grandchildren, David Morgan, Flowery Branch, Georgia; Christen Biddlestone, Westerville; Ben Morgan, Elkhorn, Wisconsin and Elizabeth Morgan, Gabrielle and Cooper Morgan-Jones, Edmond, Oklahoma and five great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Robert Morgan.
The family wishes to express their thanks and appreciation to the visitation ministry of Church of the Master Methodist Church, the caregivers of Harbor Lights Hospice and the staff of Emeritus at Outlook Manor.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 14, in Grace United Methodist Church with Pastor Bill Thomas officiating. Burial will follow in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Wetherholt Chapel, 420 First Ave, Gallipolis on Monday, 6 to 8 p.m. and one hour prior to the Service at the church on Tuesday.
Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.mccoymoore.com