Robert Lee "Bob" Morgan

Born in Owensboro, KY on May 8, 1935

Departed on April 28, 2020 and resided in Springfield, TN

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    Robert Lee “Bob” Morgan, age 84 of Springfield, TN passed away on April 28, 2020 at Skyline Medical Center in Nashville.
    He was born on May 8, 1935, to the late Gus and Christine Chapman Morgan in Owensboro, Kentucky. After graduating high school, Mr. Morgan married the love of his life Carolyn Chinn on June 25, 1955. He attended the University of Kentucky and was an avid UK basketball fan. He was involved in the oil field in many capacities over the years and retired from teaching real estate licensing in Kentucky.
    Mr. Morgan was described as a devoted husband and father that never met a stranger and would give you the shirt off his back. He was a servant of God and served as a Deacon, Sunday School Teacher and volunteer to the churches he belonged to over the years. Mr. Morgan was currently a member of Grace Baptist Church in Springfield. They also attended Romar Beach Baptist Church when he and Carolyn spent the winter in Gulf Shores over the last 11 years.
    If you asked Mr. Morgan “How are you?”, he would reply 100%. He and Carolyn lived a full life. Mr. Morgan will forever be remembered as a loving husband, daddy, Grandpa, Granddaddy and Papa.
    Mr. Morgan is survived by his beloved wife of 64 years Carolyn Chinn Morgan; children, Robert Alan (Marilyn) Morgan and Lisa (Mike) Francisco; grandchildren, Brian (Alice) Morgan, Kristen Francisco, Ryan Morgan and Ashley Francisco; great-grandchildren, Avery Morgan and Alex Morgan; siblings, Henry (Joan) Morgan, Faye Jackson, Jerry (Virginia) Morgan, Herschel (Sherry) Morgan and Gayle (Roy) Hayden and a host of nieces and nephews.
    A Life Celebration will be held at a later date due to COVID-19. Online condolences can be made to www.SpringfieldFH.com. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Grace Baptist J.I.E: 2100 Park Plaza Dr, Springfield, TN 37172.
    These arrangements where entrusted to Springfield Memorial Gardens, Funeral Home and Cremation Center 4005 Memorial Blvd Springfield, TN 37172: 615-384-5437.

    20 Comments to Robert Lee "Bob" Morgan

    1. Cindy Atherton
      May 4, 2020 3:14 pm

      I have fond memories of Bob as he was a brother to my brother-in-law. He was one of the silliest men I have ever known and he acted like an overgrown child. I remember sledding on Morgan hill one winter and Bob joined in with all the kids. Unfortunately, his sled had a mind of its own and he ended up in the lake. He just laughed it off.There was never a truer heart and it was a privilege to have known him. My love and prayers to Jerry and all of your family.

      • Carolyn Morgan
        May 6, 2020 7:26 pm

        Thank you Cindy. I had forgotten the sledding incident. It brought a chuckle to me.

    2. Susan Biggs
      May 4, 2020 3:24 pm

      Mr Bob was such a gentle soul. I attended Grace Baptist in Pleasant View with he and Mrs Carolyn and he was always such a gentle but stern man. He was very wise and always had a smile on his face. So sorry to hear this. Praying for Mrs Carolyn for her days ahead without her love.

    3. Amy Corbitt
      May 4, 2020 4:47 pm

      We are very sorry for your loss. We will never forget when he helped build a ramp for my mom. He was a very sweet person to all of us.

    4. Robert Stauffer
      May 4, 2020 4:51 pm

      Bob and Carolyn were great friends in gulf shores Alabama ,at luxury rv

    5. Peggy Williams
      May 4, 2020 5:30 pm

      Such a sweet. He and I hit it off especially when we knew we were both Kentucky Wildcat fans. I met he and Carolyn while working At GBC. He always had a smile and was very witty. We always missed these 2 snowbirds when they went to Gulf Shores and excited when they came home. He will be forever missed especially by the love of his life Carolyn. This is not goodbye my friend, it is see you later. Praying daily for Carolyn and his family 💔🙏🏻🙏🏻

    6. Lisa Chapman Wimsatt
      May 4, 2020 7:10 pm

      I am sorry for your loss especially during these trying times. My dad, Joe Chapman, always talked about the Morgan family! Im not sure if I know Bob, but he looks like his brothers!!

    7. Pam strodtbeck
      May 4, 2020 8:00 pm

      Loved Bob’s humor and bubbly self. When Godly people pass we know it’s temporary loss of their presence but we that are left behind will always have that empty spot theIr love filled. May you find peace in your memories and comfort in your faith.

    8. Karen M. Smith
      May 4, 2020 9:34 pm

      Sorry for your loss. I remember him from Seven Hills Baptist Church in Owensboro KY. Always had a smile and always friendly. Heaven gained an angel.🙏🏻🙏🏻

    9. Tracy Brown Olsen
      May 4, 2020 10:34 pm

      I first met Bob at Seven Hills Baptist Church when I was a child. Bob always put a smile on my face and I always loved seeing him.
      Lisa, Alan and Carolyn you are in my prayers.

    10. Bettie Kincaid
      May 4, 2020 11:29 pm

      I new Bob through Real Estate. He was always friendly and willing to help anyone anyway he could. He was someone we all looked up to. He will be missed by all that knew and loved him. Prayers for the family.

    11. Van Vick
      May 5, 2020 12:08 am

      I first came to known Bob as a customer then quickly became friends as if we had known each other our whole life. He was a caring and thoughtful person. I am very sorry for your lost. We will miss him here on earth but I am sure that we will meet again. My prayers and thoughts are with you all. God bless your family.

    12. Panda Prickett Krouse
      May 5, 2020 12:38 am

      Bob Morgan, a brother in Christ, served along side my daddy at Seven Hills Baptist Church. The Morgans and the Chinns were faithful families who walked in grace with the body of Christ, ministering to and loving others. Bob was a dear friend to my daddy, T A Prickett. He loved Bob. Carolyn, Lisa and Alan, one of my first friends, I will be praying for you. You all are precious in my memories. And precious to the Lord is the death of His saints. What a beautiful legacy he leaves for his children and his children’s children!

    13. Denise King Kidder
      May 5, 2020 6:16 am

      I remember Mr Morgan from Seven Hills Baptist Church as a child and young adult. He and Mrs Morgan were very nice people and yes, he always had a smile on his face. Mr Morgan was someone who always took us kids in the church under his wings, along with Mrs Morgan, to make sure we learned and knew the Word of God. Thoughts and prayers for the family.

    14. Sonja Vanover
      May 5, 2020 8:25 am

      Always loved Bob’s kind smile and the way he would always make you feel at home. He was a great loving and devoted husband and godly example of how to live the Christian life. You will he missed by all Bob but I will see you again in Heaven.

    15. Fred and Diane Wetmore
      May 5, 2020 11:42 am

      Bob, you will be missed. Fred and I thought a lot of you and Carolyn. Enjoyed the time worshipping with you at Grace in Pleasant View, TN.

      We Love you and are praying for you, Carolyn

    16. Donna Raley
      May 5, 2020 3:24 pm

      Bob will definitely be missed. It was always made my day when i could go see him and Ms. Carolyn. Both always had such beautiful smiles. Love you Ms. Carolyn

    17. Reed and Shelby Mann
      May 5, 2020 7:34 pm

      Reed and I met Bob and Carolyn in our Sunday School class at Grace Baptist in Springfield. We learned to love them and missed them when they left for Gulf Shores. He was always a cut up and his jokes kept you in stitches. Carolyn, we love you and send our condolences to you and the family. We will meet him again someday.

    18. Mary Beth & Bobby Edge
      May 6, 2020 8:14 am

      We are so sorry for your loss!
      He was always a joy to be around!
      🙏for you & your family!!!

    19. Carlette Stokes
      May 14, 2020 3:43 pm

      Bob and carol were the best neighbors here in Springfield .I would always enjoy watching him walking his dog.will miss his smile.My prayers are with you Carolyn and family.

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