James Morgan

James Morgan, 89, of Forney, Texas, formerly of Dermott, passed away on September 23, 2018.

He served in the United States Army during the Korean War and received a Korean Service Medal with one Bronze Service Star, two Bronze Service Stars and a Bronze Star Medal.

Mr. Morgan formally lived in the Bellaire community and worked 41 years as the manager at Lephew Gin in Dermott. He loved the Lord and his family. Children held a special place in his heart. He enjoyed reading the God’s word, gardening, woodworking and several other crafts. He volunteered numerous hours to maintenance of church grounds and assistance to his great nephew and niece in their scouting and band careers. He was a member of Forney United Methodist Church in Forney, Texas and formally a member of First United Methodist Church in Dermott.

Mr. Morgan was born on October 5, 1928 in Leachville, Arkansas to the late Joe and Nellie McPherson Morgan.

He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings.

Survivors include his niece, Arlanda Redman and her husband Clifford Redman of Forney, Texas; a great nephew, Brent Allen Redman; a great niece, Cecily Jean Redman; and numerous other nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on Satuday, September 29 from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m, at Griffin-Culpepper Funeral Service in McGehee. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at Dermott Cemetery.