2009-12-24 / Obituaries


Captain W.K. Morgan, 84, of Fairhope died Dec. 17, 2009.

He was born Aug. 5, 1921. He was a native of Grove Hill. He was a former resident of the Panama Canal Zone.

He had an exciting maritime career that crisscrossed the world’s oceans and ports of call. Upon graduation from the Merchant Marine Academy during World War II, he participated in the European and Pacific war zones transporting servicemen and supplies while surviving many U Boat attacks.

After the war, he spent time on the high seas as a captain for Lykes Lines. He continued his career as a pilot for the Panama Canal Company, and later, as Harbor Master of the Port of Mobile where he received a commendation from the Governor of Alabama for his service during Hurricane Frederic.

He ended his career with Ingalls Shipbuilding as Captain during sea trials of the Navy’s Aegis Destroyers.

Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Rebecca Morgan, Fairhope; three daughters, Allison Morgan (Carlos) Estape, Islamorada, FL, Leslie Morgan (Joel) Gross and their children, Bailey and Carter Gross, Woodlands, TX; one brother, C.G. Morgan, Dunellon, FL.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Barbara Stoddard, Magnolia Springs.

Celebration of Life Memorial services will be held at the Wolfe-Bayview Funeral Home of Fairhope on Sunday, Dec. 27 at 2 p.m. The family will receive friends following the service.


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