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Joe Morgan

March 13, 1937 — January 18, 2022

Joe Earl Morgan Jr., 84, of Robinson, TX passed away peacefully January 18, 2022. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Friday, January 28, 2022 at Robinson Cemetery, 620 E. Stegall, Robinson, TX.

Joe Earl Morgan Jr. was born on March 13, 1937 in McLennan County to Joe Morgan Sr. and Bennie Mae Posey-Morgan and was the first of seven children. He spent most of his youth in the Groesbeck and Mexia area of Texas. Joe attended University High School in Waco, TX and later joined the National Guard in his late teens. Joe then met the love of his life Dorothy Papendorf in Waco, TX and their union before God took place September, 1957. As a family man with 4 beautiful children, Joe was old school and providing for his family was his number one job. He began his career at Nash Robinson. Eventually he got his CDL license and became a driver for Central Freight Lines. He finished his career with Smith Pump Company as a Salesman until he eventually retired in 2005.

Joe was a force of nature and had a passion for many outdoor adventures. He taught his children the value of hard work and living off the land from farming, to taking care of the farm animals. But he still also remembered to have fun with his children. He loved horses and shared that passion with his children by horseback riding at Cedar Brake Trail during the Heart of Texas Fair. Teaching his sons and grandsons how to hunt and fish were some of his finest teaching moments in life. His passion for fishing was truly fulfilled and he truly enjoyed his time with his best friend of two decades Tony Driver. They would compete for the largest crappie fish and later bring home what they caught for the annual family fish fry. He also found love in a new friend, Nancy Schroyer. The smile on his face when she would join the festivities was priceless. During the holidays he enjoyed the annual Shrimp and Crab Boil and telling stories of his best friend and companion Spike and how he would have him chase friends around all for a good laugh.

Joe Morgan will also be missed by his Masonic family. He served as a Mason for over 57 years and was active in two lodges. Joe has been a member of Baylor Lodge #1235 since 1985. Joe was awarded the Golden Trowel on June 23, 1995 and received his 50-year Service Award in November of 2014. Brother Morgan maintained a teaching certificate for over 19 years while he served Baylor Lodge. Joe Morgan was an example to all men, and brothers, on how to act and to perform in life, as well as in the lodge. He was a shining example to all that were around him on how to take care of your community, family, and friends. The knowledge that Brother Morgan passed on to and invested in those around him in invaluable. No one could calculate the number of hours that Brother Morgan devoted to his lodge, his brothers, or his friends.

Anyone who knew Joe knew that he was the most loving father and spouse a family could ask for. Joe was preceded in death by his wife Dorothy Morgan; parents, Joe Morgan Sr. and Bennie Mae Posey; his brothers, Billy George, Ambrose; and sister, Mary Gieger.

He is survived by his children, Lisa Reichel, Laura O’Brien (husband Tim), Robert Morgan (wife Andrea), and Wayne Morgan (wife Delinda); grandchildren, Jeremy Reichel, Tyler Morgan, Madisyn Morgan, Brianna Morgan, Travis Morgan; great grandchildren, Serenity Morgan and Aiden Morgan; and three sisters, Dorothy, Vicki and Lanelle.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, please donate to any Alzheimer’s organization in honor of their parents.
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