Larry Thomas Morgan, age 60, of the Coleytown Community of Macon County, passed away suddenly on Friday, August 8, 2008 at his residence.
Funeral Services for Larry Thomas Morgan were conducted on Sunday, August 10, 2008 at 2 p.m. from the Chapel of the Phillip Anderson & Son Funeral Home in Lafayette with Elder Ricky Wilson and Elder Guthrie Thompson officiating. James Reeves, Donnie Gregory, Donnie Bowman, Ray Mason, Tom King, Leland Hargis, Doyle Austin, Brian Massengille, and Thomas Massey served as Honorary Pallbearers. James Mahaney, Terry Doss, Kelvin Stevens, Kevin Kirby, James Ford, Tim Reeves, Randy Reeves, and Derek Sanders served as Active Pallbearers. Interment followed in the Anderson & Son Memorial Park.
Larry Thomas Morgan was born on Thursday, November 20, 1947 in Wilson County, Tenn., one of two siblings born to Climath Carole Powell Morgan, who survives and lives in Macon County and the late Thurman Otis Morgan, who preceded him in death on November 15, 1987. He was married to the former Wanda Faye Mahaney on December 4, 1970, who survives. Besides his father, a granddaughter, Makaya Carter preceded him in death. He was retired from TRW Ross Gear in Lebanon, where he had worked for 41 years and was currently working at Mueller Refrigeration in Hartsville. He loved farming and presently had tobacco crops. He served his Country in the United States Army as a Specialist Five. While serving in the Republic of Vietnam, he was awarded The Army Commendation Medal for distinguishing himself by exceptionally meritorious service in support of allied counterinsurgency operations. During the period of September 1968 to September 1969, he astutely surmounted extremely adverse conditions to obtain consistently superior results. His unrelenting loyalty, initiative and perseverance brought him wide acclaim and inspired others to strive for maximum achievement. Selflessly working long and arduous hours, he contributed significantly to the success of the allied effort. His commendable performance was in keeping with the finest traditions of the military service and reflected distinct credit upon himself and the United States Army. He was a member of the Haysville Missionary Baptist Church. In addition to his wife of 37 years and his mother, he is survived by, son, Jeff (Evette) Morgan, daughters, Kim (Shawn) Carter, Lori (Clint) Carter, sister, Sherry (Jeff) Massey, grandchildren, Kendrick & Keeley Carter, Allye & Collin Morgan, Morgan & Cadence Carter, and nephew and niece, Thomas & Mary Massey.