(ROANOKE) Bobby Mack Morgan, 71, of Roanoke died Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2023 at his residence.
Bobby was born March 29, 1951 to Wash Morgan and Donnie Finley Morgan.
As a youngster, he joined Bethel United Methodist Church. Bobby enjoyed singing, playing guitar and going to church, where he served as an usher.
He attended Randolph County Training School and later attended Randolph County Learning Center. Bobby was quite a collector — accumulating dozens of shades and ink pens. Well-known in the community for his zeal for picking up cans and cleaning up the neighborhood, he was given the title “Mayor of East Roanoke.” For many years, Bobby was affiliated with Air and Electric Company in Roanoke. For him, this was his occupation.
He was preceded in death by his parents; six brothers, George Morgan, Forrest Morgan, Raymond Morgan, Eddie Lee Morgan, Wash Morgan, Jr. and Clifford Morgan; two sisters, Katie Whitlow and Annie Sims.
He is survived by two sisters: Sharon Morgan Phillips and Mary Baker of Roanoke; one brother, Johnny Frank Morgan of Roanoke; three sisters-in-law: Dottie Ruth Morgan and Linda Morgan Stewart of Roanoke, and Emma Morgan of Chicago, IL; his special nieces and caregivers: Christino Phillips and Wendy Moss of Roanoke; and Teresa Pettway of Chicago. His special friends and extended family include: David and Wanda Cummings and the Air and Electric family; Robin Hall and the Randolph County Learning Center staff; friends of the Learning Center: Mario Houston, Dejaun Joiner and Katia Harrison; and a host of relatives and friends.
Pallbearers will be nephews: Jason Nelson, Brian Nelson, Gary Morgan, Harold Phillips, Timothy Morgan and Adrian Trammell.
Visitation will be Sunday, March 5, from 2-6 p.m. at Clark Memorial Funeral Service.
A Celebration of Life will be Monday, March 6, at 12 p.m. at First Baptist Church Riley Street, Roanoke, with the Rev. Calvin Trammell officiating and Pastor Gilbert Staples, eulogist. Interment will follow at The Finley Family Cemetery, 1798-2713 Chambers County Road 032, LaFayette.
Clark Memorial Funeral Service, Roanoke.