January 19, 1928 ~ October 20, 2008

Born in: Buncombe Co.,
Resided in: Candler, NC

Gedwin Keith Morgan, 80, of 60 Lance Rd., Candler, died on Monday, October 20, 2008, at the John F. Keever Hospice Solace Center. Mr. Morgan was a native of Buncombe Co., and was a son of the late Lake and Stella Peebles Morgan. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Billie Lance Morgan, who died in 1995; sisters, Jane Blazer and Iva Jean Fox, and brother, Clayton Morgan. Mr. Morgan was formerly employed at American Enka, and retired as a security guard at A.B. Tech. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He was also a member of White Rock Baptist Church. Mr. Morgan is survived by his daughters, Tina Smith and husband Vaughn, and Trina Lane and husband Nelson, all of Candler; sisters, Arletta Singleton, and Dean Hall, both of Candler; and grandchildren, Kati, Jacob and Matthew. A graveside service for Mr. Morgan will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday at White Rock Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Greg Metcalf officiating. His family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials may be made to the John F. Keever Hospice Solace Center, P.O. Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813.

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  1. I was so sorry to hear about your Dad. I remember him plowing our garden when we first moved here. He will be missed. Our prayers are with you and your family.

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  2. Tina and Trina–I’m so sorry to hear of Pappy’s passing. I’ll never forget that smile and that laugh, nor how much he loved you all. He was a blessing to so many people and we were so very fortunate to have him in our lives. (I have to admit, though, it didn’t hurt my feelings a bit when he finally got rid of those wicked geese that chased me every time I came up there to see you girls!!)

    You were very blessed to have a Daddy AND a Mama who loved you so completely and fully. I know they’re together tonight, walking and talking in Heaven. I can’t wait till we ALL get to visit with them again.

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  3. Tina and Trinia: What a reunion your Dad must be having in heaven – with Billie, Granny, and all the other relatives. Will never forget all the fun times we had growing up and even before you girls were born – the things your Mom and Dad did for me – motorcycle ride on parkway with Gedwin, your Mom bringing me little treats – bags of candy, extra things, and they both were always a lot of fun – and hard workers. Remembering you and your families – cherish the memories. Gerald has lots of memories with both your parents as well. Carolyn and Gerald

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  4. Just a few lines to let you know that we are thinking of all of you. We are going to miss him a whole lot too. We love and miss all of you. A prayer will be said for all of you from us.

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  5. Tina and Family, So sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. May God give you peace and comfort at this time as only He can. May you know that your dad is healthy, happy, and safe now in the arms of Jesus.

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  6. Very sorry the your Dad passed away I know what it is as my Dad passed away August 25,2008 my prayers are with you and your family.

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  7. Tina,
    Sorry to hear about your Father. Know your strength in God will help you through this. You have peace that you will see him and your mom again someday……
    Ron Thornburg

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  8. Tina and Trina,
    So sorry to hear about your dad. He was such a good christian man he will surley be missed.Our prayers are with you both and your family.

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  9. Tina and Trina I was saddened to hear about Gedwin. He was always like an uncle to me. He will be missed a great deal. Faraday

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  10. Tina, Trina and families, Sorry to hear about Gedwin. He was a special person. You are in our prayers. Leslie, Sheila and Jennifer King

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  11. To my two girls: Heaven gets sweeter each day. God just takes the best. I don’t understand it but I guess I am not supposed to. Remember, I will always love you and be there for you. Gedwin was never happy after his precious Billy left. Now his journey is complete. Can’t you just imagine him, Billie and Bill standing there looking down on us and saying, ‘Lord! what kind of meaness will they get into since we are all gone>’ I loved them dearly and I love both of you just like I do my own and Nelson and Vaughn also. Know you are a very special part of my life. Barbara Plemmons

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  12. We are very sorry for the loss of Mr. Morgan. My family and I have always thought of Gedwin as a very nice man. After all these years my wife and the kids still remember those geese he had! I can remember taking the kids down the road to show them the geese before we had any. I recall too getting thown off my horse in the front yard with Billie and Mrs. Lance watching. I’ll bet Gedwin got a laugh out of that when they told him! His smile will be missed around here. Our thoughts are with you all.

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  13. Tina and Trina,
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Many of my childhood memories revolve around Billie and Gedwin and growing up on Morgan Branch. We had some good times. I will treasure them always.

    Melba (and Dad.)

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