Visitation at Funeral Home
Obituary of Willard Morgan
Smethport - Willard A. Morgan, 89, of Smethport, PA, passed away Wednesday (August 1, 2018) in the Lakeview Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, Smethport.
He was born Oct. 17, 1928 in Olean, NY, a son of Willard F. and Elma Barber Morgan. In 1952, in Baltimore, MD, he married Dorothy R. Yount, who died in 1993.
Mr. Morgan attended Olean area schools. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and Korea aboard the USS Tarawa and the USS Robert H. McCard.
Mr. Morgan worked as an independent truck driver. He and his wife owned and operated Willard Morgan Trucking. He transported for Wooster Motor Lines, Remington Freight Lines and Trailer Transit.
He was a very avid farmer and loved his “partner in crime”, his dog, “Storm”. He was a member of the American Legion; Bucktail Post #138 of Smethport, the Allegheny Mountain Engine and Implement Association, and was a member of the U.S. Navy Veterans Organization, having served on the USS Robert McCard and USS Tarawa.
He is survived by:
one daughter: Susan (Stephen) Gage of Smethport, PA
two sons: John (Anne) Morgan of Smethport, PA and Stanley (Denise) Morgan of Lewis Run, PA
seven grandchildren: Robert Morgan, John Jay Morgan, Matthew Gage, Michael Haynes, Gavin Stuckey Jessica Biggs and Joshua Biggs, and eight great-grandchildren
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Jean Morgan in 1958, and one brother, Robert Morgan.
Visitation will be held on Saturday from 2-3 P.M. at Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., 2 Bank St., Smethport, PA, where funeral services will be held at 3:00 pm in the funeral home with the Rev. Rob Hernan, pastor of the United Methodist Church of Smethport, officiating. Burial will be in McKean Memorial Park, Lafayette. Military Honors will be accorded by the American Legion; Bucktail Post #138 of Smethport. Taps will be played by great grandson, Alec Morgan with echo played by family friend, Andrew Knapp.
Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society (www.cancer.org), the American Heart Association (www.heart.org), or the American Diabetes Association (www.diabetes.org). Online condolences may be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Smethport.»(Do not delete this line. It does not print. Text that is to appear on web must be entered before this line)