Charles Wilson Morgan

Jul 21, 2014

2/19/1932 — 7/19/2014

BERMUDA RUN — Charles Wilson Morgan, 82, passed away Saturday, July 19, 2014, at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home in Winston Salem.

A native of Haywood County, he was the son of the late Jay Wilson and Eula Brown Morgan. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his infant sister, Evelyn Louise Morgan; his brother, Jon Ray Morgan; and his step-daughter, Gerri Ann Johnson.

Charlie enjoyed a long and gratifying career with Western Electric and AT&T holding positions in accounting, industrial and personnel relations, labor relations and financial operations in Winston Salem, Kansas City, Phoenix, New York City, and in the Middle East. He began his career in 1958 as a staff trainee with Western Electric in Winston Salem and retired in 1988 as vice president of finance for AT&T International in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Charlie was a graduate of Wake Forest University and he served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War as an aviation electronics specialist based mostly in Turkey.

In retirement, Charlie settled in Bermuda Run with his wife, Shirl. He continued to work in a variety of capacities, including real estate, but spent most of his time collecting coins, working in the yard, cooking breakfast for loved ones and playing golf. He made a few more trips abroad, and visited WNC regularly to see friends and family. Charlie will be remembered as a good and gracious man who worked hard, played hard, saw the world and never forgot where he was from, and as a person who appreciated the ties that bind us to one another.

He is survived by his wife, Shirl Johnson Morgan, of the home; a son, Hunter Dane Morgan, of the home; his children with Joyce Matthews Morgan, Mitzi Lynn Morgan (Chris Caragher), of Decatur, Georgia, and James Wilson Morgan, of Asheville; two sisters, Lois Morgan Hardin, of Waynesville, and Betty Morgan Conway, of Asheville; and a sister-in-law, Louise Gudger Morgan, of Clyde.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. July 26, at Locust Field Cemetery in Canton with the Rev. David Phillips of Clyde First Baptist Church officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston Salem, NC 27103 or to the American Lung Association, 3409-D W. Wendover Ave., Greensboro, NC 27407.

For those who desire, an online memorial register is available at


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