Otis Lloyd Morgan of Fair Play, Missouri passed away on Saturday, Sept 26, 2020 at Citizens Memorial Hospital in Bolivar, Missouri. He was born February 6, 1939 in Camden County, Missouri in a log cabin. His parents were Lloyd and Ethel (Crane) Morgan.
Lloyd was a school teacher. They raised a family of 6 children – five daughters and one son. Otis went to schools in Preston and Urbana, Missouri attending wherever his father was teaching. He graduated from Camdenton high school in 1957.
In 1958 he moved with his family to Collins, Missouri. It was there he met his future wife Patsy Peterie. Otis enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1960. One year later Otis and Patsy married. Otis was assigned a 2 year tour in England and the couple moved to the London area. While stationed there a daughter, Cindy, was born. The family moved again when Otis was assigned to Panama City, Florida. Upon returning to Kansas City a son, Jim, was born.
Otis worked 36 years for JE Dunn Construction Company building hospitals, office buildings, and industrial facilities. He led major hospital projects in Jefferson City and Marshall, Missouri and also Ft Smith, Arkansas. He retired in 2003 and moved to Fair Play to build a home in the country with Patsy.
He loved fishing, woodworking, and being outdoors. Over the years he helped numerous people with home repairs and projects, often without accepting payment. Otis had a strong Christian faith and prayer life. He loved his family dearly.
Otis was preceded in death by his parents, and sisters Opal, Virginia, and Mabel June.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years Patsy; a daughter, Cindy Kent, son-in-law Dan Kent; a son, Jim Morgan, daughter-in-law Kelly Morgan; five grandchildren, Sabrina Smiley, Samantha Kent, Amanda Schrader, Alyssa Morgan, and Zachary Morgan; one great granddaughter Harper Smiley; sisters Lynn Johnson and Rita Bennett.