Delbert Doyle Morgan, 86, of Arkansas City, passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, June 19, 2020.
Graveside funeral services for Delbert and wife, Lela, are at 10 a.m. Friday, June 26 at Riverview Cemetery in Arkansas City. There will be a time of visitation from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 25 at Shelley Family Funeral Home of Arkansas City. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Contributions can be left in care of Shelley Family Funeral Home of Arkansas City.
Delbert was born on Jan. 12, 1934 in Arkansas City, to parents Harry Chester Morgan and Dela (Graham) Hutchens. He attended school in Arkansas City and Silverdale, and later took college courses in Florida. Delbert married Lela Bratton on May 13, 1971, in Newkirk, Okla. She preceded him in death on March 25, 2020. He lived in Colchester, Ill., Walls, Miss., and Milton, Fla., as well as Arkansas City. Delbert was the owner of Morgan Rentals for more than 30 years. He enjoyed buying and remodeling properties, and helping to build churches. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, the NRA and Harvest Fellowship Foursquare Church. Delbert enjoyed hunting, camping, deep-sea fishing, boating, carpentry and raising exotic birds. Most of all, he loved spending time with his family.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lela Morgan; parents; daughters, Charlotte Morgan Ginder and Diana Spencerp; sons, Eddie Coker and Jimmy Coker; brother, Buster Morgan; sister, Audrey Poore; and brother-in-law, Raymond.
Survivors include children, Harley Coker (Janet), Sharon Crane (Lloyd), Evan Morgan (Vonetta), Mark Morgan (Janell), Ricky Coker (Cindy), Paul Coker (Denise), Charlie Coker, and Kim Wickham (Randy); sister, Veva Schirlls; as well as 19 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.