On Tuesday, January 5, 2021, Rev. Gerald "Gary" L. Morgan, age 88, of Columbiana, OH, went home to be with the Lord, surrounded by his loved ones. He was born in Pedro, OH, on April 9, 1932 to Albert Edward and Amelia Viola (Layne) Morgan.
Gerald's memory will be forever cherished by his beloved wife of sixty-six years, Anna "Kay" (Brumfield) Morgan of Columbiana, OH; children, Rev. Gary L. (Ronda) Morgan of Franklin, OH and Shelley (Rev. Jan) Winnale of Columbiana, OH; grandchildren, Rev. Joshua (Kristen) Morgan, Veronica (Adam) Higginbotham, Mallory (Anthony) Caeton, Hillary Scholz, Durand and Deron Winnale; his great grandchildren, Kaylee and Titus Morgan; Declan, Cohen and Nora Higginbotham, and Rory Caeton.
Besides his parents, Rev. Morgan was also preceded in death by his daughter, Teresa G. Haverstock, and two sisters; Sylvia M. and Myrtle I. Morgan.
Gerald was a Staff Sergeant in the United States Air Force, honorably serving 4 years during the Korean War. During this time, he worked at the Pentagon with the Joint Chiefs of Staff. After leaving the military, he was Vice President of Arlington Roofing & Sheet Metal Company in Arlington, Virginia, and later began to sense the call to ministry.
Gerald was a Minister in the Church of the Nazarene for 63 years, serving Ohio at Hanging Rock, Portsmouth Sciotoville, Newcomerstown, Lancaster First, Marietta, Columbus West Broad, Springfield High Street, West Milton, Dayton Northridge, and Columbiana. He served in various positions and boards at the district and general church level.
Being an outdoorsman, Gerald enjoyed working in the yard, walking, and riding his bicycle. He also enjoyed telling jokes and stories. He cherished his wife, Kay, and all of his family but most importantly, he loved his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, January 9, 2021 from 10am until the time of the Funeral Service at Noon, at the Columbiana Church of the Nazarene, 330 N. Elm St., Columbiana, OH 44408.
Gerald will be buried in a private family ceremony at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery with full military honors.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Columbiana Nazarene Church, 330 N. Elm Street, Columbiana, OH 44408, to support retired Nazarene ministers and their spouses.
Arrangements by Cremation & Funeral Service by Gary S Silvat Inc. To share memories, send condolences or make a donation: www.cremateohio.com.
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