Graveside services for Arlon Aubrey Morgan, age 87, of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, June 25, 2021, at Martin Springs Cemetery with Pastor Joel Tiemeyer officiating. Pallbearers will be Morgan McCoy, Scotty Mitchell, Bobby Mauldin, Ed Moore, Chuck Skaggs, Chris Penson, and Rodney Coke. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 24, 2021, at West Oaks Funeral Home. Arlon passed away on Saturday, June 19, 2021, at his home.
He was born on April 19, 1934, in Hopkins County, Texas, to Royce and Ruth Crump Morgan. Arlon was of the Baptist Faith. He graduated from Sulphur Springs High School in 1952 and went to work as a butcher for Safeway. He married Ethel Lee in 1955 and helped raise her 2 children, Donna and Troy. They divorced in 1974. He was a long-time dairyman, owning and operating Morgan’s Dairy until he retired in 1998.
He married Deborah Irby on October 24, 1984, in Sulphur Springs, Texas. Together they owned and operated A Little Bit Country club in Commerce, Texas. After retirement, Arlon enjoyed many years of cruising and traveling different places with Debbie. In his spare time, he loved watching the cows, feeding, and watching all the different birds and squirrels, and taking naps in his sunroom. Arlon was the most loving husband, father, and papa around. He was also the best teacher of life’s many lessons that anyone could ever have. To know him was to love him, and he will be greatly missed by all who did.
Arlon is survived by wife, Debbie Irby Morgan; daughters, Lisa Smith and husband Bobby, Shannon Mitchell and husband Scotty; grandchildren, Morgan McCoy and Macie McCoy; great-granddaughter, Averi McCoy, brother, Miller Dee Morgan and wife Evelyn; sisters-in-law, Linda Morgan and Elsie Morgan; stepdaughter, Donna Blair and husband Steve, and their daughter, Shannon; stepson, Troy and Marsha Nelson; as well as many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Neal Morgan, Bob Morgan, James Morgan and Rayburn Morgan; sister, Margaret Loose; and first wife, Ethel.
Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home. www.westoaksfuneralhome.com