2013-06-15 / Obituaries

Ben Morgan, Jr.

A memorial service for Ben Morgan, Jr., age 69, of Newark, will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, June 14, 2013, at the Heath Chapel of Henderson-Van Atta-Stickle Funeral and Cremation Service, with Pastor Jeff Kneice officiating.

Ben passed away June 11, 2013, at his home. He was born October 27, 1943, in Jackson, Ohio, to the late Ben, Sr. and Chloe (Vititoe) Morgan.

Ben was the owner of Westgate Motors from 1970 to the present day with his wife, Neppie. He was a simple man who loved playing the lottery, watching NASCAR, and was an avid drag racer. He enjoyed spending time outside and being with his animals.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Neppie L. (Shipman); two sons, Ben E. (Angela) Morgan III of Hebron, Jake E. (Erin) Morgan of Newark; seven grandchildren, Celeste L. (Dan) Hoberg, Brooke L. (Bradon) O’Quin, Jordan Morgan, Destiney Morgan, Jakie Morgan, Lauren Morgan and Emma Morgan; five great-grandchildren, Caden, Emma, Daniel, Gracie and Brynnly; two sisters, Janice Baughman and Helen (Vern) Young; and one brother, Bill Branscomb.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert and Walter; sister, Margaret and brother-in-law, Lou Baughman.

Friends may call Friday, June 14, from 4-6 p.m. at the Heath Chapel, 1249 Hebron Rd., Heath, OH.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Please visit www.hendersonvanatta.com to view a memorial and to leave a message of condolence for the Morgan family.

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