Meridian Star


June 18, 2012

Chad Yates Morgan, Sr.

MERIDIAN —     Services for Chad Yates Morgan, Sr. will be held Tuesday, June 19, 2012, at 10 a.m. at Robert Barham Family Funeral Home with Dr. Carl White, Dr. Raymon Leake, and Reverend Franklin Denham  officiating. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery .

    Mr. Morgan, 84, of Meridian died Sunday, June 17, 2012 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He served as the Chief Executive Officer of Anderson Regional Medical Center until his retirement. He was a member of Highland Baptist Church, and a prior member of First Baptist Church.

    Morgan graduated from Meridian High School in 1945 where he played football and made all Big 8. As a senior in high school he was drafted to  play in the Blue Gray Game in Mobile, Alabama. He received a football scholarship to Ole Miss but chose instead to join the United States Navy where he served in the Medical Corp. When he returned from the service he attended Meridian Junior College. He was hired by Dr. Jeff Anderson of Jeff Anderson Memorial Hospital in 1949. He began in the lab and retired as the Chief Executive Officer after thirty eight years. His loyalty always was to Jeff Anderson Hospital where he could be seen seven days a week.

    In 2003, he had a heart attack at Perdido Key, Florida, but rode home with his heart out of rhythm to be hospitalized at his beloved Anderson Hospital. He retired because of bad health but fought a good fight until the end. He was a strong courageous man, beloved by his family and was a good responsible family man. Most importantly, we know that he is with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Praise and glory be to the Lord.

    Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Bobbie Tyner Morgan; daughters Lynne Compton and husband Robert of Meridian, Debbie Miller Witherington of Clinton; son Dr. Chad Yates Morgan, Jr. and wife Helen of Texarkana, Texas, and daughter Amy Galvin and husband Pat of St. Louis, Missouri; grandchildren: Lori Miller Sturgis of Clinton, Kathryn Compton Monsour and husband Greg of Meridian, Tyner Compton Mikell and husband Jeremiah of Meridian, Shannon Witherington Runge and husband Garrett of Magnolia Springs, Alabama ,Chris Witherington and wife Lacey of Brandon, Geron Morgan of Houston, Texas, Chad Yates Morgan, III, and Maj Morgan of Texarkana, Texas, Elizabeth Galvin, Ford Galvin and George Galvin of St. Louis, Missouri and nine great-grandchildren: McCall Sturgis, Morgan Sturgis, Miller Sturgis, Hays Monsour, Anniston Lex Monsour, Stelynn Rose Monsour, Audrey Mikell, Gracey Witherinton and Brayden Witherington; brother-in-laws Larry Tyner and wife Charlotte of Oxford, Fred Tyner and wife Ann of Ridgeland, and sister-in-laws Lena Morgan of Florence, Alabama, and  Gayle Tyner of Meridian.

    He was preceded in death by parents Beulah Lex and Lofton Morgan, Sr., brother Lofton Morgan, Jr., brother-in-law Jack Tyner and mother-in-law and father-in-law Mr. and Mrs. L.E. Tyner.

    The family wishes to extend their heartfelt appreciation to his care givers: Darlene Gibbs, Emma Cole, Joyce Cole and Sta-Home Hospice.

    The family requests memorials be made to Faith for Future Renovation Fund at Highland Baptist Church, or The Blair Batson Children’s Hospital in Jackson, Mississippi.

    Pallbearers will be Greg Monsour, Jeremiah Mikell, Todd Sturgis, Garret Runge, Lee Tyner, Lewis Tyner, John Williams and Luther Clyde Serton. Honorary pallbearers will be Richard James, Raymond Moore, Dr. Sonny Jones, Dr. Dave Russell, Rex Alman, Bo Bosarge, Mark McPhail, Reverend David McCubbin, Irby Lang, Sonny Farr and his Sunday School Class at Highland Baptist Church.

    Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at

    Visitation will be held today, Monday, June 18, 2012 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Robert Barham Family Funeral Home.

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