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May 6, 1972 ~ October 24, 2019 (age 47)

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Michael Wayne Morgan

Age 47

Of Athens

Passed away Thursday, October 24, 2019

At Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville


A native and lifelong resident of McMinn County, he was the son of the late Jerry Wayne Morgan. Michael was a heavy equipment operator.


Survivors include his wife of 30 years,

   Leah McDonald Morgan of Athens

Three daughters and one son-in-law,

   Brittany and Jeremy Edwards of Athens

   Brooke Morgan of Athens

   Madison Morgan of Athens

Two step children,

   Kali Roberts of Athens

   Kaleb Roberts of Athens

Grandson, Ayson Toney of Athens

His mother,

   Swannie Robinson Morgan of Athens

One sister and brother-in-law,

   Kim and Jamie Moses of Athens, their children, Cassie and Brandon Moses

One brother and sister-in-law,

   Kenny and Khristie Morgan of Athens, their children, Chase and Chandler Morgan

Several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins


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

Pallbearers will be Charles Farner, Dewayne Robinson, Ronnie Sneed, Jason Walker, Allen Johnny Robinson, and Jeremy Edwards.

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


If you are unable to attend the visitation or service, sign the guest registry at


Ziegler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Michael Wayne Morgan.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of MICHAEL WAYNE MORGAN, please visit our floral store.


October 29, 2019

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

Funeral Service
October 30, 2019

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

October 30, 2019

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

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