Larry Jarrett "LJ" Morgan

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April 13, 1932 ~ July 3, 2021

Born in: Jackson County, North Carolina
Resided in: Hendersonville, North Carolina

Larry Jarrett “LJ” Morgan, 89, of Hendersonville, died unexpectedly Saturday, July 3, 2021 at Pardee Hospital.

Born in Sylva, NC, he was the husband of the late Betty (Gilbert) Morgan, and the son of the late Harold Belton Morgan, Sr. and Edith Janet (Jarrett) Morgan Whittworth. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Harold B. Morgan, Jr.

LJ was a Korean War veteran and retired from Southern Bell in 1988 after 30 years of employment. He was a Shriner and a member of the Masonic Lodge.

LJ enjoyed working in his woodshop, building and doing woodwork. He loved fishing and playing guitar, and he always had a great story to tell. LJ was loved and will be missed by many.

He is survived by a daughter, Sharon I. Dillard; a granddaughter, Stefeni Brown; and a brother, Griffith Morgan and his wife Cecilia.

To honor his passing, an informal celebration of his life will be held at 2:00 PM Monday, July 12, 2021 at Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in LJ’s memory may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children online at

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family.


Celebration of Life: July 12, 2021 2:00 pm

Room: Chapel

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
72 Long Shoals Road
Arden, NC 28704


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  1. PawPaw was the most amazing man I’ve had the honor of knowing; loving, kind, caring and always willing to lend a helping hand. Storytelling with PawPaw was the best time. He and his “Little Betty” together were an amazing couple with hearts of gold and a love for each other and their family and friends that was insurmountable. I’m so lucky to have been able to enjoy not only Christmas time at the tree farm but summer time with homemade ice cream. The only comfort in this time is knowing that he is with his Little Betty in paradise. Sharon, Stef and family, my heart goes out to you as you struggle through this journey. PawPaw, may you Rest In Peace, I will always be grateful that you touched my life. ❤️

  2. Everyone should have a grandpa like him! I know he will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Stefani, and your family.

  3. Everyone should have a grandpa like him! I know he will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Stefani, and your family. The Norman Family

  4. To all the Morgan family,
    Harrison and I are so very sorry to hear of Larry’s passing. So many happy memories with the Morgans and Ruthe and Smitty, and so many tales of adventures and pound cakes and Christmas trees. May all of your happy memories bring you comfort and joy. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    All our love to you all

  5. Dear Family, I know we’ll all miss Larry Morgan. I had the pleasure of working with him for many years with
    Western Electric. His knowledge of the telephone systems was amazing, there were no problems he could not
    find a fix for, I learned many things from him, both on the job and off the job in many different telephone offices
    all around NC, SC. He would help you with any problem on or off the job, he’ll be remember by all of us guys
    that worked with him.

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