Gilbert Lee “Doc” Morgan passed away on Tuesday, September 29, 2020, at this home in Tulsa, Oklahoma at the age of 69.
Gilbert was born on November 22, 1950 in Oklahoma City to Edward Lee Morgan and Zelda Mae (Carpitcher) Morgan.
He grew up in Sasakwa, Oklahoma and graduated from Sasakwa High School in 1970. He attended Oklahoma State Tech in Okmulgee where he received machinist training. He entered the Army in November 1971 where he became a member of the Military Police and honorably discharged from White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico in November 1973.
Gilbert was a machinist for Oil Capital Valves for 40 years until his retirement in 2016. He married the love of his life and best friend, Delfa Gaile Coker on September 2, 1978 and just celebrated 42 years of marriage. They have one son, Robert Lawrence Morgan, and Gilbert was a loving husband and father.
He loved OU football, OKC Thunder basketball, and watching his nieces and nephews playing sports whenever he could. He enjoyed playing softball and bowling during his younger days. He was a member of the Seminole Nation and a member of the American Legion Mohawk Post 308 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Gilbert was preceded in death by his parents; sister Janice Yahola; and brother Leonard Morgan.
He is survived by his wife, Delfa, and son, Robert of the home. He is also survived by brothers Maurice Morgan and wife Esther Morgan, Edgar Morgan of Holdenville, Melvin Morgan of Tulsa, and David Morgan; one sister, Hepsey Yahola; aunt Alice Walters; uncle Cully Carpitcher; sister-in-law Phyllis McKane; and brother-in-law Edmond Coker.
The wake service was held Sunday, October 4 th , at the Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel in Holdenville. The funeral service was at 1:00 PM on Monday, October 5 th , at the Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home in Holdenville, with Maurice Morgan and Joe Coon officiating.
Pallbearers were Tim Morgan, Andrew Morgan, Joseph Coon, Joshua Coon, Simmon Harjo and Darrell Smith. Honorary pallbearers are Bob King, Freeland “Butch” Powell, Bill Record, Joe Coon, Andrew Lowe, Russell Johnson, Frank Kaseca, Ray Alford and Vernon Wolf.
Services are under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home in Holdenville, Oklahoma