The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

October 24, 2012

Ernest R. Morgan, 86, Millmont


The Daily Item

— MILLMONT — Ernest Roy Morgan, 86, of Rolling Hills Manor, formerly of Valley View, passed away Friday, Oct. 19, 2012, at Rolling Hills Manor.

He was born June 4, 1926, in Valley View, a son of the late Roy and Lillie (Shaffer) Morgan. He was married to the former Joyce L. Kissinger who preceded him in death in 2011.

He served in the Army in Germany and France during World War II.

Ernest was a co-owner of a coal mine with his father and brother and had also worked in several area coal mines. He retired at the age of 52 after a mine accident nearly took his life, but did claim the life of his youngest son. Because of his mining knowledge, he was offered a State Mine Inspector position, but turned down the position, unable to go back to the mines following the accident. He lived the rest of his life loving his wife, children, and grandchildren.  

He was a member of Friedens United Church of Christ, Hegins, a member of the Valley View Fire Company and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8237, Valley View.

Ernest enjoyed sponsoring trips to Atlantic City for senior citizens.

He is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Larry E. and Louise Morgan, of Ashland; one daughter and son-in-law, Brenda J. and Peter Terrell, of Lewisburg; three brothers, Chester Morgan, of Hegins, Richard Morgan, of Valley View, and Ronald Morgan, of Millersburg; two sisters, Beulah Hoy, of Sunbury, and Alice Erdman, of North Carolina; nine grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; five stepgreat-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one son, Dennis L. Morgan; one brother, Clayton Morgan; and one sister, Marian Motter.

There will be no viewing. A visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at Buffington-Reed Funeral Home, Valley View, followed by a memorial service at 11 with the Rev. John Dromazos officiating.

Burial with military honors will be made at 1 p.m. Monday in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville.

Following the committal service a gathering and meal will be held at Funk’s Family Restaurant, 664 W. Main St., Palmyra.

Condolences can be left for the family at www.buffingtonreed.com.