Otis Gaynard Morgan

January 18, 1926 - November 30, 2021

01/18/1926 - 11/30/2021

Past Services

Friday December 03, 2021
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel
538 Tracy Grove Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792
8286929188 | Directions
Saturday December 04, 2021
2:00 pm
Blue Ridge Gardens of Memory
Highway 64
Pisgah Forest, North Carolina

Otis Gaynard Morgan, 95, of Blantyre went home to be with the Lord peacefully in his sleep on Monday, November 30, 2021 at his residence. A native and lifelong resident of Transylvania County, he was a son of the Otis J. and Ada Morgan. He was also preceded in death by all of his siblings.

Gaynard graduated as Salutatorian from Etowah School and went on to proudly serve as a B-17 armored gunner in the Army Air Corps during WWII. He was of the Baptist faith and retired from Ecusta in 1988 as the staff senior accountant following 42 years of service. He enjoyed reading, gardening and especially loved painting landscape art. He could often be found tracking his investments and balancing his checkbook to the penny.

He is survived by his loving wife of 71 years, Pat Morgan; children, Ralph Morgan (Robin) and Deborah Buckner (Frank); grandchildren, Chris Morgan (Jessica), Monica Howard (Josh), Melissa Morgan, Kyle West (Jessica), Jonathan Morrow (Stephanie) and Noah Buckner; 5 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

A graveside service with military honors will be held at 2pm on Saturday, December 4, 2021 at Blue Ridge Gardens of Memory with Pastor Thomas Glenn officiating. A visitation will be held from 5-7pm on Friday, December 3, 2021 at Forest Lawn Funeral Home.

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Gay Poor
2 years ago

I enjoyed working with Gaynard many years ago at Ecusta. He was a true gentleman, with a strong work ethic and a dry sense of humor. I learned a lot from him. Sending my condolences to his family.

David C. Poor
2 years ago

My sympathy to the family. I have fond memories of Gaynard from the Ecusta years. He was a fine man.

Bob Wise
2 years ago

Sorry to hear of Gaynards passing. Have many pleasant memories of working with Gaynard at Ecusta. Thoughts and prayers are with you Bob Wise

Carolyn Edmundson
2 years ago

So sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your family.
Love Randy & Carolyn Edmundson