Jasper Winford Morgan, age 95 of Carolina House, formerly of Hillside Drive Lexington passed away Friday night, September 26, 2014.
A celebration of his life will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday (October 4, 2014) at Second Reformed United Church of Christ with the Rev. Dr. William B. Shrout, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at Lexington City Cemetery with military graveside rites. The family will receive friends from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m. in the church parlor, prior to the service.
Jasper was born in Davidson County, May 25, 1919 to John Marion and Texie Mae Gallimore Morgan. He worked as a supervisor for many years with Erlanger Mills and Hanes Knitting. After retiring from Hanes Knitting, Jasper embarked on a second career as a commercial broker where he worked 24 years for National Gallery of Homes and later for Coldwell Banker before his retirement. In 1999, at the age of eighty, he was named Realtor of Year by Lexington/Davidson County Association of Realtors. Jasper also served on numerous committees for the Lexington/Davidson County Association of Realtors, and was a Graduate of the Realtors Institute (GRI) and a certified appraiser. He was active in the community as a member of Central Carolina Civitans and a former member of the Lexington Lions Club.
He was a member of Second Reformed United Church of Christ, where he was an Elder Emeritus, taught Sunday school and was a choir member for 65 years. Jasper was a veteran of the US Army, Glider Infantry Regiment of the 82nd Airborne Division, serving his country during World War II in the European Theatre, where he was a member of the Honor Guard in Berlin. He was a member of VFW Post 3074 and Amvets Post 13.
Jasper loved his family, his church and his work. He loved times spent fishing in his boat at High Rock Lake, especially with his grandsons Jay and Brian. He was an avid photographer, taking photographs of the lake and events around the church. He loved his work in real estate and was quick to help his fellow brokers. He was always known to be patient, friendly, considerate, compassionate and caring for his fellow-man. He was preceded in death by wife, Ava Lax Morgan in 2008; his parents, sisters Lorena Medlin, Evelyn Swink, Bernice Love and Etrulia Melvin; brothers, Otis, Clarence, Charlie and Carroll Morgan.
Surviving are his daughter, Rhonda Wilkerson and husband Joe of Raleigh, NC; two grandsons, Brian Wilkerson (Stacia Simpson) and Jay Wilkerson (Katherine Britt) all of Raleigh; two great-grandchildren, Henry and George Wilkerson; and many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials should be directed to Second Reformed United Church of Christ, 330 North Church Street, Lexington, NC 27292.
Online Condolences may be made at www.davidsonfuneral home.net