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William Thomas “Tom” Morgan


William Thomas “Tom” Morgan passed away peacefully at Ascension Via Christi Village in Pittsburg, Kansas on May 24, 2022, at the age of 87.  Tom was born in 1934 in Mulberry, Kansas, to Clayton and Lauretta Morgan.  He attended Curranville schools and graduated from College High School in Pittsburg in 1951.

Tom served in the Air Force during the Korean War as a medical technician at the U.S. Air Force Hospital from 1951-1955.  He received the National Defense, Korean Service, United States Service and Good Conduct medals.  After the war, Tom lived in Wichita, Kansas, and worked for his entire career at the Cessna Aircraft Company as a foreman for approximately 40 years. Following his retirement from Cessna, he settled in Crestline, Kansas.

Tom is survived by his son Ripp Morgan of Derby, Kansas, and daughter Robin McClanahan, and her husband Jim of Wichita, Kansas, his brothers Joe Morgan and wife Charlotte of Riverton, Kansas, Carney Morgan and wife Betty of Crestline, Kansas, and his sister Donna Caruthers and husband Dale of Pittsburg, Kansas, as well as several nieces and nephews.  Tom is remembered by his family as a man who was very opinionated, quick to laugh at jokes, and also fond of sweets.  A family burial service will be scheduled at a later date at the Fort Scott National Cemetery.