In Memory of
Clarence F. Morgan

Mr. Clarence F. Morgan, 92, passed away on Tuesday, October 12, 2021, surrounded by his children. He was born on July 10, 1929 and was the youngest of 6 children. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Retha Morgan, his parents, Clarence F. Morgan Sr. & Marie Morgan, and his siblings, Clarice, Rita, Mary Jo, Catherine & Clyde.  He is survived by his three children: Letitia Wheeler and husband Jimmy Wheeler, Jana Childs and husband Jeff Childs, and Aaron Morgan and wife Lori Morgan. Mr. Morgan also leaves seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren: Jonathan Wheeler and wife Kristin with two children, Jordan and Jayden; James Wheeler and wife Hannah with two children, Jurnee and Dax; Logan Childs and wife Emily; Sara Roxby and husband Kyle with two children Madeleine and Evelyn; Colby Morgan, Hunter Morgan, and Zachary Morgan.

Mr. Morgan lived in Missouri until he joined the United States Marine Corps in 1950. He served in the Korean War and was one of the heroic Chosin Few fighting at the famous battle at the Chosin Reservoir. His experience as a Marine helped build a strong sense of character and patriotism in him. Mr. Morgan was a hero to everyone who was fortunate to be a part of his life.

While he made a career working for Exxon, he also raised a family and was a faithful member of the Pasadena Church of the Nazarene. In his service to the Lord at the church, he coordinated the bus ministry that brought in seven buses of worshippers each week. He also assisted his wife, who taught Sunday School to kindergarten children, by being the narrator to the weekly Bible story being studied. Mr. Morgan had an unmistakable voice, with a booming, contagious laugh. Mr. Morgan was also a craftsman, and in his retirement years would build furniture and toys for those he treasured.

Together with his wife, he created a home where all of his children, grandchildren, and eventually, great-grandchildren gathered for Sunday dinners and holidays. Granddad, as he was called by his family, was famous for taking the children outside on Christmas Eve to spot Rudolph. Whether it was a special occasion or not, he welcomed people into his home and was never shy about asking someone if they were a believer. He never missed an opportunity to share the gospel or encourage someone in their faith. Mr. Morgan became one of the Chosin Few in 1950, but he would be quick to remind us that God’s chosen people are not few in number and that there is always room for more to join him with the Father in Heaven.

There will be a private service to honor his life. **In lieu of flowers the family asks that you make a donation to Pasadena First Church of the Nazarene towards PF Sports & the Morgan Memorial Fund to help children in the church and community play sports while also being able to learn about Christ. 

Charitable Donations may be made to:

PF Sports
3610 Watters Rd., Pasadena, 77504. Website Link

Pasadena First Church of the Nazarene - Morgan Memorial Fund
3610 Watters Rd., Pasadena, 77504. Website Link