January 15, 1950 ~ March 30, 2021

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

Hudson Coke “Chump” Morgan, age 71, of Candler, passed away Tuesday, March 30, 2021.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Hoye Coke Morgan and Margaret Hudson Morgan, and by his brother-in-law, Robert Warren.

Left to cherish his memory include his daughter, Lindsey Morgan Johnson and husband Cliff of Marion; grandchildren, Hoyt Coke, Hattie Clara and Huxley Chet; Lindsey’s mother, Doreen “Doe” Allison of Old Fort; sister, Coralee Warren of Candler; niece, Kimberly Warren of Los Angeles, CA; and uncle and aunt Tom and Bulah Hudson of Jacksonville, FL.

Chump was a good dad, Papa and friend to many. Retired from the US Postal Service, he prided himself on his three grandchildren, “The H’s”, good firework displays, his service in Vietnam in the US Navy, his love of Corvettes, and Classic Rock.

A graveside service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Monday at the White Rock Baptist Church Cemetery, with Rev. Scott Gillette officiating.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be considered to Nebo Crossing Academy, 961 Harmony Grove Rd., Nebo, NC 28761.


Graveside Service: April 5, 2021 3:00 pm

White Rock Baptist Church
Pisgah Highway, NC 151
Candler, NC 28715


Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


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  1. My smart and inquisitive cousin will be truly missed by so many people. He was always positive and fun. He loved his family so much (especially his daughter Lindsey Morgan Johnson). I am praying for him as he is welcomed into the Kingdom of Heaven.

  2. You went way too soon, old man. Love you and all those babies. Thanks for always taking time to check on me and us. 💕

  3. We enjoyed out time chatting with Hudson who was always interested in just about any subject. Cary worked with him on several projects and they shared many laughs. He was a delightful gentleman and we will greatly miss him. He was a good honest honorable man who brightened our neighborhood. His departing is a sad one for us.

  4. The Hill family have Lindsey and her family in our prayers during this time. My God be with everyone in Chump’s family always.

  5. I am so sorry for your loss. I’ve known Chump since I was a child, when living on Curtis Creek. My grandmother was Celia Morgan and she used to ‘babysit’ Coralee and Chump sometimes when their mother worked. My brother, Carl, was very good friends with him when they were young boys. Chump had meals with us many times when we lived up there and he was always so kind and respectful.

  6. Sometimes people walk in and enrich a part of your life that you never knew you needed until you meet them. Hudson was this friend. He was one of the first people in my neighborhood I met when I moved to Candler, North Carolina in 2013.

    It saddens me so much to hear of his passing. He was the guy that knocks on your door with pizza, beer, some kind of sugary treat, and a million questions while you sit around a table with friends.

    Hudson was always thoughtful and supportive. He was a gentle man that anybody could genuinely be around. He was a part of my “Carolina Family”

    I made him a lamp last year for him to read under. He always loved to read and he liked to share stories with me. Even when I moved back to Tennessee he would call with lots of questions every few weeks and we’d catch up. Hudson was there for me many times. One time my car overheated on the way home from an art show, and I called him, he came to follow me home after I “kinda” got it fixed at an autozone. He showed up for me so many times over the years. I will miss him dearly.

    I picked up a card today that said,
    “What an extraordinary difference one beautiful life has made,”
    and I can’t help but think, this is what his life has meant to me.

  7. Lindsey, we were so saddened to hear about your dad. He was a very sweet man, and I know you and those grandchildren will miss him. We love you and are keeping you in our prayers.
    Dean and Pat

  8. I was so sorry to hear of Hudson’s passing. Keeping the family in my thoughts and prayers.

    Robbie Dempsey

  9. To the family of my dear friend Hudson Morgan also know as Huttie Buddy. I want to Express our deepest sympathy to you at the lost of your love one. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God’s blessing be with you all at this time of bereavement may God give you peace and Strength at this time. God bless you all. I am going to miss him. Rest in peace my friend. Your friend Theo.

  10. Lindsey,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. I pray the peace that passes all understanding will comfort you in the upcoming days, weeks and months.

    Love you dearly,
    Beckey Carswell

  11. We delivered wood to Hudson and we always stayed and talked awhile after unloading and he would ask questions about us and we got to know him. So sorry for the family for the loss. Prayers. He will be missed

  12. To the family of Hudson Morgan, I am truly saddened to hear of Hudson’s passing. He was a truly good soul. I will miss my friend. I offer my deepest condolences. Lisa Bass

  13. Dear Lindsey & family,
    I’ve known your Daddy for 42 years…longer than I’ve consistently known ANYBODY in this town…& THEN, by chance, I married the guy who, a decade later, had come to town & your Dad befriended on Day 1!
    Your Daddy was my Mail Man for many years in W. AVL. & we became acquainted on a particularly hot summer day when I offered him a cool drink. Afterwards, there were occasional other cool or hot drinks depending on the weather & mere minutes here & there of conversation as he went about his day. Our conversations were primarily about music in those days. Over the years, he watched me have 2 children…He watched my marriage fall apart & me become a single mom…He watched me ‘disappear’ for a while. So it was funny when my husband & I were dating & he began talking about ‘his best friend, ‘Hudson’. I said, “Wait! Hold-on a minute! I’ve only ever known 1 HUDSON! Are you talking about Hudson Morgan? Hudson the Postman??? Yes He Was!!! And it was almost like a ‘family reunion’ when we all got together again!
    I’ll never forget walking into his apartment for the 1st time & there was a miniature TRAIN sitting in his Livingroom. I was like, “Of course there is!!!”
    Long-story-short, there are MANY WORDS to describe your Daddy! Some might be “inquisitive (1st thing that comes to mind), honest, happy, fun, compassionate, caring, moral, gentlemanly, humble, & generous” but above all,.. He Was Friendly & if Hudson was your friend, he was your friend to the end! My kids grew-up knowing him as ‘President Morgan’. How much-more simple and pleasant and free all our lives might be if-only he ‘had been’ our PRESIDENT’!
    He will be so sorely missed but I know his legacy will live on through you and your children. God Bless You All, Lindsey & May HE Hold You In The Palm Of HIS Hand During Your Time Of Grief. You’re in our prayers as he will always be in our memories and in our hearts.

  14. Cora Lee and family, My heart is sad to hear of the passing of Hudson, he and I were born thirteen days apart, we went thru all twelve years of school together and then when Vietnam came around he was in the Navy and I was in the Airforce. To sum this all up he was and has been a good friend for many years. Your entire family are in my thoughts and prayers

  15. I did not find out until it was too late to attend, but hudson was a Very close friend of mine, and we constantly stayed in touch, in fact he was a regular where I worked and would come to see me two or three times a day when he could. He was a wonderful person and always made me feel like family. I’m so sorry for your loss and I am grieving along with you. I can’t express enough how much he impacted my life.


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