Hugh Richard “Dick” Morgan, 75, of Gainesville passed away on October 25th, 2020 at his residence. Funeral service will be 2:00 PM, Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020 at the Cooke County Cowboy Church with Bro. Jeff Schuckers officiating. Burial will follow at the Spring Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday, November 2nd, 2020 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Meador Funeral Home Chapel in Gainesville, TX.
Dick was born on March 29th, 1945 in Gainesville to Hugh and Verdas Morgan. He graduated high school in Era, TX and after the war Dick attended Cooke County Jr. College and graduated with his associate’s degree. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War until he was discharged in 1969. Dick was a member of the Paralyzed Veterans of America – Texas Chapter. He married Janie on November 19th, 1969 in Hood, TX. He was a true cowboy, he was a bareback rider and a rodeo clown across Texas and Oklahoma. Everyone knew him in Las Vegas at the PBR Finals Rodeo. He enjoyed life and loved the outdoors and taking care of cattle and working the family ranch. He loved his family and especially loved spending time with the grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
He is survived by his son Daryl Morgan and his wife Leslie of Roby, TX; daughter Jodi Doughty and husband James of Gainesville, TX; grandchildren Jake Morgan, Savannah Morgan, Cienna Morgan, Zachary Morgan, Clayton Morgan, Jonathan Doughty, Kimberly Osborn and husband Kenny and Caitlyn Doughty. Dick is also survived by 3 great-grandchildren.
Dick is preceded in death by his wife Janie; parents Hugh and Verdas Morgan.
Pallbearers will be Brian Nance, Tim Rains, James Rhodes, Wes Morton, Cody Patrick and Jimbo Love. Honorary Pallbearer is Gene Faulk.
In support of our local, state, and federal government including CDC directives and to protect the physical health, safety and well-being of our community, social distancing and the wearing of masks while attending the funeral services and visitation will be observed.
Dick, our hearts are broken… you knew we loved you and you always brightened my Sunday morning and you knew I always tried my best to get your wheelchair across those rocks in the tent… and then you got motorized… you were a blessing to everyone that walked thru the doors of church… I will never forget you and will love you always my friend… ?
Jodi and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your whole family. Dick was a customer of mine at the savings and loan, loved his stories and he was always such a gentleman and when I talk about cowboys I think of him as being a true cowboy. He was a wonderful man and it was my pleasure to know him.
Oh Jodi, I am so, so sorry for your loss!! Hugs and Many Prayers for you and all your Family!