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Clarence Lester Morgan, 87, passed away on Friday, March 2, 2018, in the WillowCreek hospice program of Riverside Hospital - Smithfield, Virginia.
Born in Cumberland, on Feb. 9, 1931, he was the son of the late Robert Gordon Morgan and Ada Belle (Fultz) Morgan. In addition to his parents, Clarence was also preceded in death by his brother Harold Morgan, and his sister-in-law, Gwyn Morgan.
A graduate of Fort Hill High School, he attended Frostburg State University before entering the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad apprentice program to became an electrician. In subsequent years he followed his trade at PPG Industries and the David W. Taylor Naval Ship Research and Development Center in Annapolis, Maryland. He also served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict.
Clarence's interest in cars and guns developed into a vast knowledge of both fields which he enjoyed sharing with many friends and colleagues. Another hobby dear to his heart was traveling extensively throughout the world over a period of fifty years, with his wife, Dolores.
He was a member of the Fort Hill Rifle and Pistol Club, Queen City Lodge No. 131 AF & AM, the York Rite Bodies, and Ali Ghan Shrine in Cumberland where he belonged to the Mounted Patrol Unit. Clarence also was a member of the Suffolk, Virginia BOP Elks No. 685 and the Moose Lodge 141.
Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Dolores (Chase) Morgan; his son, Captain Todd Morgan, USN (ret); daughter-in-law Terri (Coutts) Morgan; granddaughter, Sydney Autumn Morgan all of Suffolk; brother-in-law, Dr. Daniel F. Chase, Jr. and sister-in-law Henrietta (Wagus) Chase of College Park; nieces, Cynthia (Chase) Escalante and Ann Marie (Morgan) Henderson; nephews Richard Escalante and Richard Morgan.
Friends will be received at the Scarpelli Funeral Home, 108 Virginia Avenue, Cumberland, Maryland at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 9, 2018. The funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m.with Pastor Mark Dill officiating.
Interment will follow in the Hillcrest Burial Park, Mason Road, where military honors will be accorded by the Fort Cumberland Post 13 Veterans Honor Guards.
Condolences for the family may be left at www.ScarpelliFH.com
Published on March 6, 2018
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