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Richard Douglas Morgan II
  • February 26, 1929
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  • June 14, 2021

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RICHARD DOUGLAS MORGAN II

Passed into his glory on June 14, 2021 in Fort Myers, Florida at the age of 92 years. He suffered a stroke in 2005. He was able to live at home with his devoted and loving wife, Sandra until the last 3 years.

Born in Monroe, Louisiana in 1929; son of Lucille Theodore Morgan and Richard Douglas Morgan, Richard spent his childhood in Pawnee City, Nebraska. He served in the Air Force from 1950 – 1952.

Married to Sandra Elaine Johns in Metairie, Louisiana in 1958.

Children: Kathryn Elaine Morgan, Salt Lake City, Utah; Richard Douglas Morgan III, Chicago, Illinois; Jennifer Morgan Pettis, Harrisville, New Hampshire; David Alan Morgan, Yorkville, Illinois.

Grandchildren: Alexis Elaine Morgan Fraser, Sarasota, Florida; Shane Evan Morgan, Aurora, Illinois; Dylan James Morgan, Knightdale, North Carolina; Savannah Jane Morgan Silliphant , Virginia Beach, Virginia; Kristina Lynne Finigan, Virginia Beach, Virginia; Colton Wilky Morgan, Salt Lake City, Utah; Giselle Noelle Morgan, Salt Lake City, Utah; Robert Rhys Pettis (deceased); Allison Bainbridge Pettis, Harrisville, New Hampshire.

Great grandchildren: Peyton Lynne Finigan of Virginia Beach, Virginia; Lyric Donovan Geske of Virginia Beach, Virginia; Karue Morgan Fraser of Sarasota, Florida; Lonnie Jack Fraser of Sarasota, Florida; Vera Lynne Silliphant of Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Also survived by his half-brothers Charles Wright Morgan of Windam, Connecticut and James D. Morgan of Bonifay, Florida.
Cousins: Kathleen White Moak, Marietta, Georgia; Felix James DeMuth, Leesburg, Georgia; Rosemary Sullivan, San Marcos, California; Margaret Ann Gacquindo, Lancaster, California; Manuel Walter Theodore, Evia, Karistos, Greece; James Manuel Theodore, Baltimore, Maryland; Charlaine Free Wingo, DeLand, Florida; Robert Gray Morgan of Tryon, North Carolina.

Graduated Louisiana Technical University with a degree in Geology. Attended Nebraska State University and Tulane University Law School in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Won First Place in the Chili Cookoff in Houston, Texas in 1974. Opened his own Texas pit barbecue restaurant in Houston called Post Oak Ranch, and one in Hartford, Connecticut called The Longhorn Barbecue.

Richard was an avid bird-watcher, naturalist and all-around outdoor guy. Loved to cook and was an excellent chef.

There will be a service of Ashes in the Gulf of Mexico on October 22, 2021, on what would have been his and Sandra’s 63rd wedding anniversary.


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  1. Ric Morgan posted an image:
    07 Jul 2021
    Dad (left) making "roughneck", urbane ...
    Dad (left) making "roughneck", urbane ...

  2. Erik says:
    05 Jul 2021
    Richard was a kind man who enjoyed history. I always will remember the framed ancient contract he had hanging on the wall in Naperville, and also the small glass display of cicadas on miniature trees that he gave me after I graduated in 1990 (a big cicada year). He was a creative and thoughtful individual. Erik

  3. Cindy Anderson lit a candle:
    04 Jul 2021
    Lit since July 4, 2021 at 7:50:43 AM

  4. Daniel Morgan lit a candle:
    02 Jul 2021
    Lit since July 2, 2021 at 7:12:18 PM

  5. Barb Tanis says:
    01 Jul 2021
    I met Richard and Sandra soon after his stroke. We became friends quickly. I enjoyed eating dinner and spending many nights at their home. He was so knowledgeable and interesting. I have a lot of fond memories of our time together in NJ. RIP Richard.

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