Jay Timothy Morgan, 62, born on Dec. 17, 1955, in Houston, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Feb. 5, 2018. Tim moved to Midway in grade school and graduated from Madisonville High School in 1975. He attended Sam Houston State University on a football scholarship and graduated with a bachelor's degree in Special Education and Speech Pathology in 1979.
He began his career with TDCJ, teaching at the Ferguson Unit in Midway. Tim accepted a position as Assistant Warden at the Gib-Lewis Unit in Woodville. He then transferred to the Boyd Unit in Teague as Head Warden. Tim was also Head Warden at the Robertson Unit in Abilene, and both the Ellis Unit and Estelle Unit in Huntsville. After a long career, Tim retired from TDCJ, and took an Assistant Warden position with Corrections Corporation of America, in Winnfield, La. Following this position, Tim accepted the Head Warden position at the Torrance Correctional Facility in Estancia, N.M. Upon leaving New Mexico, Tim returned to Winnfield as Head Warden of his previous Unit.
After an outstanding career in Corrections spanning 38 years, Tim retired to his family's homestead in Midway, where he lived out his final days hunting, fishing and spending time with his grandchildren.
Tim is proceeded in death by his parents, John and Louise Morgan. He is survived by his wife Ann Morgan (58); and sons James Morgan (31) and his wife Elizabeth and Jacob Morgan (28) and wife Sara. Tim is also survived by his brother Paul Morgan (66) and his wife Pat. Additionally, Tim is survived by his three grandchildren, Emily Morgan (3), as well as Marshall Morgan (1) and Molly Morgan (8 weeks).
Funeral services for Jay were held Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, at Madisonville Funeral Home in Madisonville. The Rev. Glenn Conner officiated the service, and interment followed in the Allphin Cemetery in the Elwood Community of Madison County.
Pallbearers were Carl Wiseman, Phillip Grisham, Billy Smith, Brian Smith, Steve Naumann, Gary Wakefield, Alan Cross and Jack Dean
Madisonville Funeral Home in Madisonville was entrusted with all arrangements. www.madsionvillefuneralhome.com.