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VISITATION Friday, March 24, 2017
5:00 - 8:00 P.M.
FUNERAL SERVICE Saturday, March 25, 2017
11:00 A.M.
Ray Williams Memorial Chapel
 301 N. Howard Avenue
 Tampa, FL 33606

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 03/21/2017 08:02 PM


Mr. Earnest C. Morgan Sr. of Tampa passed away Sunday, March 12, 2017.  Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, March 25 at 11:00 a.m. at Ray Williams Memorial Chapel, 301 N. Howard Avenue with Pastor Donald Lott, officiating.   

Mr. Earnest C. Morgan was born, July 25, 1948, in Forrest City, Arkansas, to loving parents, Wilmon Morgan and Laura Smothers, whom preceded him in death. 

He moved to Florida over 50 years ago and soon thereafter met the love of his life, Linda.  Mr. Morgan was a Truck Driver for many years and employed with Ryder Logistics and Alro Metals before retiring. He was a gentle giant and loved by many.  He lived in Wimauma, FL for many years before moving to Tampa. 

Earnest was also preceded in death by siblings: Wilmon Morgan Jr, Avlin Morgan, Neamon Morgan, Nancy Shaw, Charlene Carter and Dorothy Hawkins. 

Earnest was affectionately known as "Dagwood" and was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend.  He leaves to cherish in fond memories: a loving and devoted wife, Linda "Stine"; one son, Earnest "Tiger" Morgan Jr.; one daughter, Alicia "Sherry" Morgan; three grandsons, Devontae Morgan, Rodney Pertee & Radarius Pertee; two granddaughters, Ambrea Morgan and Rihanna Pertee, one great grandson, Cameron Joseph, all of Tampa; like sons, Shawn Austin, Henry Porter, Horace Porter, Dontae Porter and Russell Stephens; two sisters-in-law, Geraldine Stephens (Bruce) & Thomasina Sharp (Floyd); six brothers, Eugene Morgan (Audrey), Dwayne "Charlie" Morgan, Melvin Keys, Charles Morgan, Orville Morgan (Delois) and Gerald Morgan (Patricia); eight sisters, Lillie Bee Langdon, Lela Gibbs (Charles), Katherine Morgan, Margaret Spearman, Hazel Ross, Worlene Borders (Samuel), Angela Avant (Terry) and Vernell Cleveland (Carliss); two step-brothers, Corneilus Fisher and Virtius Fisher, and two special nieces, Patrice Carter and Lakisha Carter; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends; special friends, Lewis Cooper, Bennie Jones, Raleigh Nelson, Herman Gay, Roy Watson and Wilbert Freeman. 

The remains will repose after 5:00 p.m. Friday, March 24 at Ray Williams Funeral Home, 301 N. Howard Avenue.

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301 N. Howard Avenue 
Tampa, FL 33606-1508
Phone:  813.253.3419 
  Fax:  813.251.4912
Email:  raywilliamsfh@verizon.net         
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