John Eldrid Morgan
John Eldrid Morgan
  • December 4, 1934 - January 11, 2018
  • Grand Prairie, Texas

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John Eldrid Morgan affectionately known as Poppy or Pop by family and close friends, died on January 11, 2018, after a long full healthy life.

He was born December 4, 1934 to Linda Blanch Meek Morgan and John Hardy Morgan in Big Spring Texas. He was the eldest of three children. He told many stories of his childhood. He grew up on a ranch; He told how they /worked cattle, raised chickens, and even hoed cotton some. As a child they lived in Slaten TX where he attended school. In 1951, when John was 16 yrs old the Morgans moved to Hamilton, Tx where he completed High School. John went on to attend North Texas University Denton TX and graduated in 1957. He spent 2 years in the Navy serving his country.

On October 17, 1959 John married Virginia Dell Harrell whom he had met in college. That same year in December his father passed away. John and Virginia started their married life in San Antonio, TX. John bought a dump truck and hauled dirt as the owner/ operator of his first business. They moved to Arlington and he became the President of Top Mix Concrete. In 1966 John and Virginia bought their present home in Grand Prairie, TX. Soon after John was appointed President of Harrell Concrete until his retirement in 1980. Since his retirement he has been involved in many entrepreneurial endeavors. John and Virginia had two children: Michael and Monica.

John Eldrid Morgan, (Poppy) is survived by Virginia Harrell Morgan, his wife, of 58 years. His children: Michael Morgan and wife, Dorothy of Arlington, TX; Monica Morgan Williams and husband, Rod Williams also of Arlington, TX. His five grandchildren; Beverly Ann Morgan, Elizabeth Morgan Ames and husband Kimseun; Jonathan Mark Williams; David Michael Williams and Jeremiah Nathaniel Angle Williams; and two great grandchildren, Alexander Michael Ames and Phoebe Elizabeth Ames. He is also survived by his brother Hardy Morgan and Sister Margaret Morgan Purvis.

John Morgan worked hard, Loved much, and lived and walked in abiding faith in God. He attended Fairview Baptist Church for most of his years in Grand Prairie where he was an active leader and head of many committees. In more recent years John and Virginia attended Gateway Church Grand Prairie where he also led a bible study every week and has taught a the Lennox House in downtown Grand Prairie.
He was loved and will be missed by many.