Clifford Henry Morgan, 97, of Spencer, passed away on Saturday, November 26, 2016.
He was born on April 29, 1919 to the late Henry and Nannie Cauble Morgan in Rowan County, NC. Clifford was a 1938 graduate of Rockwell High School. Clifford worked as a Control Operator for Duke Power for over 33 years before retiring. He enjoyed collecting antiques, antique cars. and traveling.
Clifford was a life long member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church, past council member and usher. He was a member of Keller Memorial Masonic Lodge #657, Oasis Shriners, Rowan Shrine Club, Scottish Rite, Past Patron of the Order of the Eastern Star Spencer Chapter # 31, and past 17th District Deputy of the Order of the Eastern Star.
Following graduation, Clifford entered the Air Force on August 4, 1941; he flew over 50 missions in the European Theartre as an Aerial Gunner in the 47th Bombardment. He was awarded the Purple Heart and the Air Force Air Medal.
In addition to his parents, Clifford is preceded in death by brothers, Chester, Hubert and Harley Morgan; and sisters, Gaither Kluttz, Trula Morgan and Clara Trexler.
Clifford is survived by his Brother, Earl Raymond "Ted" Morgan of Lexington, NC; Fiancée, Naomi E. Headinger of Spencer, NC. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews, and his beloved Chihuahua Lil Rascal.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Salisbury, NC.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 1:30 pm at the St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Salisbury, NC, with Rev. Sean Barrett, officiating.
Burial will follow in the Rowan Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers. St. Peters Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, 2570 St. Peter's Church Road Salisbury, NC 28146 or the Order of the Eastern Star Spencer Chapter #31, 114 Fourth St. Spencer, NC 28159.
Powles Staton Funeral Home of Rockwell, honored provider of Veterans Funeral Care, is assisting the family of Morgan . Online condolences may be made at www.powlesfuneralhome.com.