It is with great sadness that the family of Gary Wayne Morgan announces his peaceful passing after an extended illness, on Sunday, April 22, 2018, at the age of 62 years.
He was born April 19, 1956, in Fort Meade, Maryland to Thomas Glenn Morgan and Alta Lorena (Nelson) Holdaway. Gary attended Springs Valley High School in French Lick, Indiana. He then went on to master the pipefitter, plumber, and welding trades with equal expertise and perfectionism. His genius and artistry with a welding torch impacted a lifelong love of 4-wheel drives and monster trucks. Gary's trucks appeared in magazines and TV. He regularly swapped ideas with the builder of Bigfoot and other famous monster truck builders. He was once held up as an expert to Purdue University engineering students.
A confirmed bachelor, Gary found love at last later in life in his wife Veronica. He loved life, family, and friends with passion. His ability to create ridiculous dances and faces made friends, family, and passersby laugh uncontrollably. He is best remembered not only for his incredible physical strength, but also for his tender compassion with his many nephews, nieces, and grand nephews and nieces.
He is survived and lovingly forever remembered by his spouse, Veronica Goveia Morgan and family; mother, Alta Holdaway; brothers and sisters, Bruce (Anita) Morgan, Mark (Loann) Morgan, Teri Morgan, Debbie Liles, Faith (Tom Brown) Anderson, and Mike Kent; nieces and nephews, Brittany (Brad) Greene and children, Lee Morgan, Travis (Ashley) Morgan and children, Trent Morgan, Cortni (Sam) Crites and children, Bethanie Morgan, Uriah Morgan, David (Lisa) VanDeventer and children, Mindi (Jonathan) Addington, Sarah Henry and children, Matthew (Heather) Hubbard and children, Jeff (Daytona) Hubbard and children,; Kearsten Pollard, Morgan Anderson, and Nolan Anderson. Gary will be fondly remembered and missed by his many friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas Glenn Morgan.
The family of Gary Morgan wishes to extend our sincere thanks to the doctors, nurses, and staff of IU Simon Cancer Center and IU Health Hospice for their professional and compassionate care.
Visitation is from 5:00 to 9:00 PM on Friday, April 27, 2018, at Chandler Funeral Home in Ellettsville with the funeral service at 11:00 AM on Saturday, April 28, 2018, at Ellettsville House of Prayer, 4100 N Hartstrait Rd, Bloomington, Indiana. Larry Mitchell is officiating.
A brief graveside service will follow the funeral at Ames Chapel, 5368 W US Highway 150, West Baden Springs, Indiana.