Saturday, October 1, 2022

Roy Alfred Morgan III, 69

WILMINGTON — On September 19, 2022, the fairways of Heaven gained a new player. Roy A. Morgan III of Wilmington, North Carolina passed away at the age of 69 following a long battle with cancer. He died peacefully in his sleep, surrounded by his closest loved ones at home.

Roy was a dedicated husband and father. He grew up in Lowell, Massachusetts and later resided in Windham, New Hampshire. He taught his daughter, Susan, how to swim and fish, among countless other memories at their lake house on Rock Pond.

An avid New England sports fan, you could always count on him to know the latest. If he wasn’t wearing his Signs by Tomorrow shirt, he was always representing the Red Sox, Celtics or Patriots. Roy graduated from UMass Lowell in 1975 with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering. He started his career as a janitor for Joan Fabrics but climbed to be an admired Lab Manager over 35 years. He was known for his warm heart and willingness to help all his coworkers.

It was at Joan Fabrics that he met his wife, Rose, and they were married in 1983. In 2005, the Morgan family relocated to Wilmington, North Carolina in search of warmer weather and sunnier skies. Roy changed careers entirely and went on to own Signs by Tomorrow. While growing the business, he became an active member of our community. He frequently worked with local charities, including the Good Shepherd, Junior Golf League, Brigade Boys & Girls Club, The United Way, Four Paws and a Wake Up, and countless others.

In his free time, Roy enjoyed playing golf and could often be found at the driving range. He loved dogs dearly, especially his buddies Jake and Elwood, and his latest addition, Parker. Parker was adopted from Saint Bernard Rescue League-Pender County Animal Control, and successfully trained to be a service dog for Roy.

Roy is survived by his wife, Rose, along with their children and grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Good Shepherd of Wilmington at 811 Martin Street in Wilmington.

A Celebration of Life will be arranged at later date.

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