Funeral services for Raymond Morgan will be 11:00 AM Monday, August 19, 2013 at Mullinax Funeral Home in Butler, Missouri (660) 679-0009 with Pastors John Park and Ruth Winkler officiating, and special words from Layne Ziegler. Visitation Sunday evening, 5-7 PM at the funeral home. Burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler. Contributions are suggested to the First Christian Church of Butler. Messages and memories may be left for the family at www.mullinaxfuneralhome.com.
Raymond Morgan was born March 21, 1931 and went to be with the Lord August 16, 2013. He spent most of his early years along the Missouri/Kansas border, finally settling in the Virginia area. He graduated from Butler High School in 1949 and in later years became part of the group called “The 49ers.”
In 1948 he met the love of his life, Norma, and they were united in marriage June 2, 1951. This marriage lasted 62 years. Three children: Kathy, Lynn and Patricia were born into this union.
Raymond’s early intentions of living in the city and becoming a mechanic changed when his father died. He spent the rest of his life farming with stints of carpentry, mechanic, postman, and many years as an insurance adjuster for Bates County Mutual.
He was active in many different community organizations including: Production Credit Association, Miami RI School Board, Habitat for Humanity, Rural Water Board, and Disciples of Christ Christian Church.
He loved square dancing, southern gospel quartets, reading and word search puzzles. But most of all he loved his family. His granddaughters were the apple of his eye and his great-grandsons, his treasure.
He was preceded in death by his parents: Eddie and Mary (Obermeier) Morgan; one brother, Eddie Jr., as well as a granddaughter, Hannah. Raymond is survived by his wife, Norma Morgan of Butler; son Lynn (Paula) Morgan; two daughters, Kathy Morgan and Patricia (Kermit) Cottrell; six grand-daughters, Lindsey, Rachel (Travis), Robin (Luther), Mary, Katherine, and Jessica; and three great-grandsons, Remmington, Tristyn, and Avry.