Dr. James Phillip Morgan

Friday, March 23, 2012

MARKED TREE - Dr. James Phillip Morgan, DC, of Marked Tree, formerly of Memphis, departed this life Sunday morning, March 18, 2012, at his home, at the age of 70.

He was born Oct. 6, 1941, in Memphis, Tenn., the son of Ira Morgan and Mildred Tramble Morgan. He received his bachelor's degree from Memphis State and his doctorate in Chiropractic Medicine from Logan College in St. Louis, Mo. He practiced in Memphis, Tenn., his entire career at Morgan Chiropractic Clinic.

He married Wanda McKenzie Riddle on May 8, 1987, and they enjoyed 25 years together. He was an avid collector of antiques, coins, old toys, etc., and enjoyed yard sales searching for finds.

He also enjoyed bird watching and was a member of the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Harrisburg. He was also a veteran, having served his country in the U.S. Navy.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, James Phillip Morgan, Jr., and a step-daughter, Sherry Riddle Berry.

He is survived by his wife, Wanda Morgan of the home; a son, David Morgan and his wife Ruby of Memphis, Tenn.; a daughter, Dr. Jennifer Frost, DC, and her husband Charlie of Naples, Fla.; a step-daughter, Regina Bridgewater of Harrisburg; a step-son, Michael Riddle and his wife Regan of Harrisburg; a brother, Donald Morgan and his wife Suni of Goodyear, Ariz.; 11 grandchildren, Drew Morgan, Chaney Morgan, Austin Morgan, Logan Morgan, Zachary Frost, Sabrina Frost, Elizabeth West and her husband Bradley, Aaron Riddle and his wife Samantha, Tyler Riddle and his wife Sarah, Makaleigh Riddle, and Jaclyn Mason and her husband Chad, and six great-grandchildren, Guy Morgan, Kaydence West, Charlie Tribble, Cobey Riddle, Casey Riddle and Cooper Mason.

Services were March 21, 2012, at the Gregg-Weston Funeral Home Chapel in Harrisburg with Rev. Leroy Franks officiating. Interment followed in Marked Tree Cemetery.

Grandsons Chad Mason, Bradley West, Aaron Riddle, Tyler Riddle, Drew Morgan, Zachary Frost and Austin Morgan served as pallbearers.

For those wishing to send memorials, the family has requested the Alzheimer's Association or the American Heart Association. Online personal condolences may be made to the Morgan family at www.greggfunerals.com.

Gregg-Weston Funeral Home of Harrisburg was in charge of arrangements.