JOHN R. MORGAN
John Rollie Morgan of Shiner passed away April 14, 2018 in Austin at the age of 72. He was born January 17, 1946 in Montgomery, AL to Louis Vastine Morgan and Myrtle (Bozeman) Morgan. He married Gayle Ann Webb on July 4, 1970 at St. James Catholic Church in Gonzales.
He joined the United States Marine Corps immediately after high school, and he served his country for four years, two of which were spent overseas in Vietnam. John was proud of his military service, and he spent most of his life giving back to various Veterans’ organizations. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans Doug Herrle Chapter #61.
John is preceded in death by his loving wife of 46 years, Gayle; his parents; brothers, Buddy Morgan and Herf McDonald and sister, Theresa “TC” Morgan Ashley.
He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Meagan and Justin Campion, grandson, John Owen Campion; sisters, Diane Cappel and husband James “Squeaky” of Danbury and Sonia AEolia Campbell and husband Charles of New Braunfels and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation was held at 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 7 at Seydler-Hill Funeral Home in Gonzales with a Rosary following at 7:00 p.m. officiated by Deacon Terry Brennan. Funeral services will be April 18 at 10:00 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church in Gonzales with Father Tony Pesek officiating. Interment will follow in St. James Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Justin Campion, Joey Vinklarek, Sherman Baker, Jimmy Yow, Ronald Fischer, Terry Goldman, and Jason Campion. Honorary pallbearers include James Cappel, Marshall Riley, Patrick Janak, and all members of the Disabled American Veterans.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Disabled American Veterans Doug Herrle Chapter #61, PO Box 325, Seguin, TX 78156, American Legion Post 41, PO Box 973, Lockhart, TX 78644, or the veteran’s organization of your choice.
Services under direction of Seydler-Hill Funeral Home of Gonzales.