Dean Morgan – June 29, 2012

Dean Morgan, 79, of Amarillo died Friday, June 29th, 2012.
Memorial services will be celebrated at 2:00 PM Monday, July 9th, at Central Church of Christ Chapel with Bob Crass officiating.
It was Dean’s desire that his body be donated to Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Dean was born October 30, 1932, in Liberal, Kansas, to Arthur and Jewell Morgan of Perryton. He graduated from Perryton High School in 1950. He attended Abilene Christian University and graduated in 1954 with a degree in Agriculture. He married Beverly Hale in 1953 and farmed until he was drafted into the army in 1955. Later, he obtained a Master’s Degree in Religious Education from ACU in 1968.
He taught Bible at ACU and began “Operation Doorbell”, an outreach ministry, with his students. In 1971, he moved to Snyder, Texas, to assume the position of Bible Chair Director at Western Texas College. He became a Bible Chair Director at Amarillo College in 1976. He was in the financial business and active in Kiwanis during his later years.
Dean had a heart for mission work and went on several church mission trips. He was a strong supporter of Great Cities Missions.
He had a great sense of humor and enjoyed telling jokes. He was a sports fan and especially loved basketball. Dean loved to read, learn, and travel. He treasured the time he spent with family and friends.
Dean is survived by his loving wife Beverly of 59 years, his three children, Derryl Morgan and Shelly of Spring, Texas, D’Lynn St. John and Bryan of Amarillo, and Deneane Morgan of Ft. Worth. His four grandchildren, Mindy Nixon and Jonathan of Spring, Jared Morgan of Spring, Lauren and Callie St. John of Amarillo, and two great grandchildren, Corbin and Cooper Nixon of Spring, two sisters, Jewell Ann Cagle, of Perryton, and Leota Harriman of Florence, Alabama, and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Jewell Morgan, and a brother, Richard Morgan.
The family wishes to thank the caregivers at Ussery-Roan Texas State Veterans Home and BSA Hospice for their loving attention to Dean.
The family suggests memorials to High Plains Children’s Home, P.O. Box 7448, Amarillo, TX 79114, or to Central Church of Christ Great Cities Missions, 1401 S. Monroe St., Amarillo, TX 79101.
The family will receive friends following the service in the fellowship hall of the church.

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