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1944 – 2024

Jerry Phillip Morgan died unexpectedly on February 12, 2024, and is now at eternal peace. He was 79.

Jerry was born in California to Gwyned and Jewel (George) Morgan in April 1944. They moved around a lot because of his dad’s work with the military, but he spent most of his childhood in Oklahoma and Alaska and graduated high school in 1962 in Fort Greely, Alaska.

After college, having majored in English, Jerry worked for General Motors, where he became a master plumber and pipe/steam fitter. He retired after 26 years.

Jerry became a pastor in the Church of God (Seventh Day) and served in South Dakota, North Dakota, Oklahoma, and Arizona. He achieved certificates in evangelism and extensively studied Hebrew to enhance his understanding of the Holy Scriptures.

During his time with us, Jerry had several plumbing contractor licenses in each of the mentioned states, and had his own plumbing business, giving financial breaks to the elderly. He was a master guitarist and loved to teach it.

Jerry had a lot of hobbies. He loved sports and was a diehard Green Bay Packers fan. In his younger years, he played many sports and could throw a mean knuckleball. He always tried to make people laugh with his numerous jokes, stories, and humorous replies. He also loved Mexican food and was famous for his guacamole.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents; daughter Jerrica Barber; brothers-in-law Berton VanSickle, Leo Potts, and Alvie Beck; previous wife, Sharon (Cincurak); and daughter-in-law Yayoi Morgan (Fujime).

He is survived by his wife, sisters Yolanda Beck, Carol Vansickle-Potts, Lisa (David) Barker, Eddie Jo Macomber Gregurich, and Shannon Macomber; brother Tony (Glenda) Morgan; sons Jerry Morgan II, Laron (Lisa) Morgan, Bill (Shelly) Cincurak, Franklin (Sharon) Morgan; stepson David Caster and son-in-law Chad Barber.

Jerry also had many grandchildren: Saori (Keita) Kanda, Ayumi (Tommy) Vigil, Arisa (Yuki) Kawai, Christopher (Erica) Morgan, Sarah (Andrew) Morgan, Brianna Morgan, Mathias Morgan, Kristin (Cole) Zaun, Heather Cincurak, Alexis Morgan, Justen Barber, Te’a Barber, Hailey Barber, Summer Barber; and many great-grandchildren, nephews, and nieces.