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Pastor Robert D. "Dusty" Morgan
Saturday, October 27, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. at the United Methodist Church, 201 N. Jefferson Street in Vandalia, Missouri.
Officiating will be: Rev. Bill Koch, District Superintendent and Rev. Karen Blank-Ewell.
Music provided by: Amy Carrel - organist; Herman Smith - guitar soloist.
Interment of his cremains will take place in the Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Houston, Texas.
Pallbearers: Walter Telschow, Steve Kohl, Mike Myers, Terry Witte, Larry Shaw and Jim Brown. Honorary pallbearers were: Kevin Wenzel, Christian Rost, Bill Kohl, Herman Wright, Jerry Zimmer, members of the Vandalia Ministerial Alliance and members of the Vandalia VFW Post 2173.
Pastor "Dusty" Morgan passed away at 11:10 p.m. on Tuesday, October 23, 2007 after an extended illness at the Tri-County Care Center in Vandalia, Missouri. Dusty moved to Texas with his family when he was eight. He was active in sports and the ROTC program while attending San Jacinto High School in Houston, Texas. Dusty graduated from high school in 1961 and then entered the U. S. Navy, where he served in the Vietnam War. After his discharge, he worked as an engineer at Welex, a division of Halliburton where he met his future wife, Janet. Dusty graduated from Perkings School of Theology at Southern Methodist University in Dallas in 1983. He entered the ministry in 1979 as a member of the Texas Conference and has served the Vandalia and Center Methodist Churches of the Mark Twain District since 2003. Dusty was a life member of Vandalia VFW Post 2173 and a past member of the Lion's Club. He was coordinator of the Vandalia Ministerial Alliance and a member of the AhNiYvWiYa Tribe of the Cherokee Nation.
Born: October 30, 1943 in Muskogee, Oklahoma the son of Robert Glenn and Betty Jean (Shirley) Morgan.
Married: Janet Jo Jackson on January 24, 1970 in Pasadena, Texas; she survives at the home.
Survivors include: wife, Janet of Vandalia, Missouri; two brothers, Dennis Morgan of Conroe, Texas; Larry Morgan of Pasadena, Texas; four sisters, Shirley Sedgewick, Patti Bryant and Linda Telschow all of the Houston, Texas area; Lois Jackson of Point Blank, Texas; several nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by: parents.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are encouraged to the Vandalia/Center Mission Fund, 201 N. Jefferson St., Vandalia, MO 63382.
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