Robert Hampton Morgan (Bob), 85, of Jefferson City, passed away June 17, 2022. A devoted and supportive husband, father, brother, uncle, and friend to many, Bob grew up in White Pine, the favorite brother of his 5 older sisters. He was vice president of the Morristown High School graduating class of 1954, and a proud member of the football team. He actively helped organize reunions for the class for decades. After 4 years in the Air Force including service in Korea, Bob graduated from UT College of Pharmacy, where he met his future wife Judy in their class of 1963 and had a 30-year career in pharmaceutical sales with Eli Lilly. He was a serious UT sports fan, a regular at Neyland Stadium for 50 years and often on the road to see the Vols play. A lifelong believer, Bob was a faithful member of West Hills Baptist Church, Knoxville and First Baptist Church, Dandridge. He served as deacon and volunteer for many years, most recently coordinating church services on site at Jefferson Park in Dandridge, where he received skilled care in his last weeks.
Bob is survived by his wife of 58 years, Judy Buterbaugh Morgan, daughter and son in law Kelley Morgan Broome (Ben), son Bill Morgan, grandchildren Guy Morgan Broome and Maddie Morgan, sisters/brothers in law Carol and Donnie Hearn, Kay and Ricky Vantrease, nieces and nephews Betty Jane Black, Becky West, Warren Gooch, George Taylor, Mark Williams, Edward Rhyne, Paul and Johnny Vantrease, and Rob Hearn. He is preceded in death by his parents Ethel and Hampton Morgan of White Pine, sisters and brothers in law Juanita Standifer Reinhardt (Estel and Calvin), Ila Gooch (Dick), Maxine Williams (Billy), Jean Rhyne (Louis), Mary Catherine “Poncy” Taylor, parents in law Millard and Lucille Buterbaugh, and nieces Jo Ann Powell and Dana Hearn.
The family will receive friends at Farrar Funeral Home, Dandridge from 5-7pm, Thursday June 23. A graveside service with military honors will be held at Berry Highland Memorial Cemetery, Knoxville, 11 am, Friday June 24. Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, www.stjude.org .
Farrar Funeral Home in Dandridge, 865-397-2711 www.farrarfuneralhome.com
Thursday, June 23, 2022
5:00 - 7:00pm (Eastern time)
Farrar Funeral Home - Dandridge