SANTA ANNA - Funeral services for Gustavus Addison ‘Tavey' Morgan III, 58, of Salt Lake City, Utah, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, at the First United Methodist Church of Santa Anna, with Rev. Kermit Sorrells officiating. Burial will follow in Santa Anna Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-7 p.m. Friday, at Henderson Funeral Home.
He died Saturday, July 29, 2011, at the University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake City.
He was born Feb. 6, 1953, in Tacoma Park, Maryland, to Gustavus Addison Morgan Jr. and Cora LaRue Curry Morgan. He served his country with the U.S. Army continuing his service with the National Guard and retiring in 1997. He retired from the Texas Department of Transportation in July 2006 after 28 years of employment and received the 1996 Governor's Productivity Suggestion Award for completing a study on electro-magnet compatibility for tactical communications He worked for the consulting firm HNTB from 2006 until his death. On Dec. 14, 1972, Gus was married to Eva Kay McCarrell and they later divorced. He was married to Cynthia Chance O'Neill on March 13, 2004.
Survivors include his wife, Cynthia O'Neill Morgan of Salt Lake City, Utah; daughter, Stephanie Kay Morgan; son, Gustavus Addison Morgan IV (aka Kyle Jason McCarrell); step-sons, Sean Michael O'Neill and Jeffrey William O'Neill; step-grandson, Owen Patrick O'Neill; brother, David Morgan and wife Pam ; sister-in-law, Michelle Morgan; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Bobby Morgan.