David Edward Morgan, loving husband and father, passed away March 9 2022 due to complications from brain cancer. David is survived by his wife Pam, children Katharine (Brandon) and James, grandson David Reid Morgan, mother Edna and brother Danny (Barbara). He was preceded in death by his father, Gene and brother, Mark.
David was born in Albemarle, NC to Edna and Gene Morgan Dec. 30 1949. The family, including his two brothers Danny and Mark, settled in Wingate, NC where he attended Forest Hills High School. He attended the University of North Carolina and met Pam and her beloved cat, Tommy, over lasagna on the 10th floor of Morrison Dorm in 1971. They were married and settled in Chapel Hill where he started his teaching career with Orange County schools. Over the next 30 years, he served students as an English teacher at Stanford Middle School and an Assistant Principal at Efland Cheeks, Central Elementary and A.L. Stanback. David was a longtime member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church where he enjoyed volunteering and serving with friends.
David was very proud of his two children, Katharine and James. However, “Poppa D’s” real joy was his grandson, David. They could often be found doing puzzles, exploring new locations hand in hand or simply sharing a bowl of ice cream in his recliner.
Through it all, Pam was the love of David’s life. They were married for 48 years and spent almost every moment together. Their family expanded over the years to include many corgis, a springer spaniel, several rescues, a few cats (to his dismay) and of course, his beloved dachshund, Fred. After retirement, they enjoyed rooting for the Tar Heels and traveling, especially to Disney with friends and family.
A Memorial Service will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, March 19 2022 at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church at 227 East Rosemary Street in Chapel Hill. Please consider wearing a touch of Carolina blue to honor David’s “certifiable” Carolina blue blood. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Campus Ministry Foundation (www.holytrinitychapelhill.org) or Lutheran World Relief (www.lwr.org).
Walker’s Funeral Home in Chapel Hill is assisting the family.
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