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Byrd Morgan Jr.

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 10th, 2017

STEWARD Byrd Elvis Morgan Jr., 82, passed away Monday, Jan. 9, 2017 at Kindred Hospital in Sycamore. Byrd was born May 23, 1934 to Byrd Elvis and Daisy Jane (Ruble) Morgan in Chaonia, Mo.

Junior worked for Del Monte as a forklift operator for more than 30 years. He was an avid fan of the St. Louis Cardinals. He loved western movies, fishing and playing cards.

Junior is preceded in death by his wife, Mary; his son, Greg Morgan; and four sisters and three brothers.

Junior is survived by three children, Julie Morgan, Terri Wells, and Gary Morgan; daughter-in-law, Bobbi Morgan; seven grandchildren, Amanda, Angel, and Jeremy Knight, Makaela and Hannah McLaughlin, Nicole Wells, and Nicole (Kenny) Koppen; one great-grandchild, Emma Mae; two brothers, Frank Morgan and Truman (Eurma Lou) Morgan; and a sister, Freda Lund.

The visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 12 at the Unger-Horner Funeral Home, 400 N. Sixth Street, Rochelle. The funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 13 at the funeral home with Pastor Faith Gibson officiating. Interment will follow in Steward Cemetery. A memorial has been established. Sign the online guest book at www.ungerhorner.com.

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