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Atho Reams (A.R.) Morgan,86,Orange


Last updated 4/13/2020 at Noon

Atho Reams (A.R.) Morgan, 86, of Orange, Texas, passed away Wednesday, April 8, 2020.

A.R. was born in Shreveport, Louisiana on June 30, 1933.

He attended Stark high school and graduated from St. Mary's high school in 1952. He later continued his education through correspondence courses with IBC.

A.R. served in the Army as a paratrooper and member of the elite 82nd Airborne. He loved flying and later went on to acquire his pilot’s license.

A.R. was married to his wife, Betty Hodge Morgan for 57 years. Together, they raised two children.

A.R. was a plant worker for 30 years and held the position of Shift Supervisor. His career started at Spencer Chemical in Orange, which later became Gulf Oil, then Chevron Chemical.

A.R. was involved in local politics and served multiple terms as the Mayor of Pinehurst and City Councilman.

Every year, A.R. looked forward to football season. He especially loved his West Orange-Stark Mustangs and held on to his season tickets until he was no longer able to maneuver the bleachers.

He loved to hunt and enjoyed trips with friends to Colorado, but most of all, he loved his family and friends.

A.R. is survived by his wife, Betty Hodge Morgan of Orange, his son, Allen Morgan of Beaumont, TX, his daughter, Meredith Morgan of Lake Charles, LA, grandsons, Carson Lawrence and Marcus Morgan, both of Lake Charles, his brothers, Leonard Morgan of Georgetown, TX and Roddy Morgan of Silsbee, TX, and fur baby Little Man, along with several nieces and nephews.

A.R. is preceded in death by his mother, Irma Lou Meacham of Shreveport, LA, his father, Atho Reams Morgan Jr. of Silsbee, TX, and his sister, Wynonna Pierce of Shreveport, LA.

Family wants to extend a special thank you to Heart Felt Embrace Assisted Living, Best Hospice Care, and Texas Total Care Hospice.


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