Walter Truett Morgan

January 24, 1926 - December 6, 2020
Walter Truett Morgan


WALTER TRUETT MORGAN

The Lord has called one of his beloved faithful servants home. Truett passed away in the early morning hours of December 6th, 2020.

Truett Morgan was born January 24, 1926 in Wake County, NC , the son of Jada Morgan, Sr. and Merdie Denning Morgan. He graduated high school in Cary, NC and then enlisted in the Merchant Marine Service, where he served for the duration of World War II. During 1948, Truett met Bessie Mae Butt in Raleigh and wed in September after a whirlwind courtship. In 1950, Bess and Truett, with their two very young sons, moved to Wilmington where Truett worked with the Colonial Stores (later Big Star) until his medical retirement. Truett enjoyed his career with Colonial/Big Star where he had the privilege of meeting and knowing many wonderful fellow employees and customers, a number of whom became life-long friends. His many friends and neighbors periodically checked up on him in his later years.

He found his greatest joy in his love for his family and always looked forward to the Morgan Family Reunion held in October each year. He found great joy in reading, fishing for spanish mackeral and flounder in his boat or surfcasting for puppy drum. He also liberally discussed his current views of our nation’s leadership.

He is survived by his two sons, Walter T. Morgan, Jr. (Madeline) of Mooresville, NC and Thomas J. Morgan (Karen) of Wilmington, NC, three grandchildren, Sally Morgan Perry, Walter Morgan, and Austin Morgan, and five great grandchildren. Truett leaves behind to cherish his memory, his brother, Everett Morgan of Cape Carterett, NC and many special friends. Truett was predeceased by his beloved wife, Bess, and grandaughter Barbara Bradford Morgan.

In lieu of flowers, gifts can be made to St. Johns Episcopal Church, 1219 Forest Hills Drive, Wilmington, NC 28403. Arrangements are being made by Wilmington Funeral and Cremation.

There will be a memorial service 12 noon Friday June 25, 2021 at the Memorial Garden at St. Johns Episcopal Church, Reverend Eric Moulton officiating. Truett’s ashes will be interred beside Bess’ ashes in the Memorial Garden.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910-791-9099


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  • December 16, 2020
    Sandra M Spradley says:
    Walter, Tommy and family... sending lots love, thoughts and prayers for peace and comfort. He was welcomed by our Lord with Bess and my parents in line to greet him! What a reunion they are having! Your parents were the best...next to mine of course...and their friendship is now rejoicing together. Bet our Dads are fishing!

  • December 30, 2020
    Louise Mattocks McCrorie says:
    I just saw this. So sorry for the loss of your dad. He was a funny guy--so many fond memories. Let me know about arrangements.