March 9, 1946 ~ June 4, 2019 (age 73)

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Jerry Wayne Morgan, age 73, of Athens, passed away Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at Starr Regional Medical Center in Athens

A native and lifelong resident of McMinn County, he was the son of the late Emmitt R.D. Morgan and Helen Lee Pruitt and was preceded in death by a step mother, Aileen Morgan; brother, Ricky Morgan. He was owner/operator of Morgan Excavating for 35 years, previously employed at McMinn Memory Gardens Maintenance and most recently the McMinn County Board of Education as a Bus Driver for 25 years.  He was a member of Piney Grove Community Church in Etowah.


Survivors include his wife of 48 years,

   Swannie Robinson Morgan of Athens

One daughter,

   Kim and Jamie Moses of Athens

One step daughter,

   Pam Harding and Shannon of Dalton, GA.

Two sons,

   Michael and Leah Morgan of Athens

   Kenny and Khristie Morgan of Athens

10 grandchildren: Brittany Morgan, Brooke Morgan, Madison Morgan, Kali Roberts, Kaleb Roberts, Chase Morgan, Chandler Morgan, Brandon Moses, Cassie Moses, and Matthew Harding.

Three great grandchildren: Cason Moses, Hadley Moses and Ayson Toney

Two sisters,

   Judy Claiborne of Killeen, TX.

   Joyce Smith of Somerville, TX.

Three brothers,

   Tony and Karen Morgan of Athens

   Mack Morgan of Athens

   Scott and Darlene Morgan of Athens

Nieces and nephews: Charity Gainey, Candie Beck, Travis Morgan, Jamie Miller, Lindsey Ross, Jacob Morgan, Erica Pickett, Zachary Morgan, Julia Arnwine, Cayci Parsons, and Justin Morgan. 


Funeral services will be 2 pm Saturday in the chapel of Ziegler Funeral Home with the Rev. Jim Headings officiating.  Burial will follow in McMinn Memory Gardens.


Pallbearers will be Johnny Brock, Jeremey Edwards, Chase Morgan, Pablo Santos, Travis Morgan, Johnny Robinson, Eddie Combs, Jason Walker and Aaron Toney.


The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm Friday at the funeral home.


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June 7, 2019

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Ziegler Funeral Home
521 W. Madison Ave
Athens, TN 37303

Funeral Service
June 8, 2019

2:00 PM
Ziegler Funeral Home
521 W. Madison Ave
Athens, TN 37303

June 8, 2019

3:00 PM
McMinn Memory Gardens
1739 County Road 561
Athens, TN 37303

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