Morgan, Joseph Wilmer

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Joseph Wilmer “Dick” Morgan passed from this world to the next on December 20, 2015 at his home in Belspring, Va. He was born on December 15, 1935 in Pulaski County to the late Joseph Crockett and Mary Kincer Morgan.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by daughter, Mary Margaret “Margie” Morgan Lineberry; granddaughter, Jennifer Morgan Lineberry; brother, Thomas Stuart Morgan; and step grandson, Benjamin Timothy Morgan.

“Dick” graduated from Dublin High School, Class of 1954, and Greer Technology Institute of Chicago, Ill. He was a master diesel mechanic and welder and worked for many years in the construction field helping build Interstate I-64 from Louisville, Ky. to Charleston, W.Va. He worked for Bemiss Equipment Company in Salem, Va., Radford Arsenal and Simpson Construction Company of Dublin, Va. where he was still working, five days a week, at his death.

He was also a dairy farmer and was selected as the Pulaski County Young Farmer of the Year by the Virginia Young Farmers Association.

He is survived by his sons, Joseph Wilmer “Dicky” Morgan, Jr. and his wife Jeri of Piney, Wythe County, Va., and Timothy Patrick Morgan and his wife Susan of Belspring, Va.; grandchildren, Timi Lea Morgan Cooper and her husband Adam of Huntersville, N.C., Adam Morgan and his wife Brooke of Reston, Va., Tristen Lyn Morgan Long and her husband Kenny of Dublin, Va., and Holli Morgan Roper and her husband Joshua of Piney, Wythe County, Va.; great grandchildren, Aubrey Long, Noah Long, Taylen Roper, Jade Roper, Jocelyn Roper, Malachi Roper, Lyvia Cooper, Evyn Cooper and baby girl Morgan who will be born on December 28th; and his sister, Linda Morgan Cox. He is also survived by the mother of his children, Elinor Whitaker Morgan Farmer; several nieces and nephews; many cousins; and many, many friends.

Per Dick’s wishes there will be no visitation and no memorial service. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, December 23, 2015 at Highland Memory Gardens in Dublin with Rev. Dennis Jones officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.

The Morgan family is in the care of Mullins Funeral Home & Crematory in Radford.