David Franklin Morgan
David Franklin Morgan, 75, Fort Myers, Florida, formerly of Kokomo, died Nov. 5, 2019, at his home in Fort Myers, Florida, with his wife, Rita, by his side.
David was born on June 19, 1944, in Sapulpa, Oklahoma, to Walter F. and Grace (Mondier) Morgan. David was raised in Tulsa and attended the Berryhill High School. He was a longtime resident of Indiana, spending several years in each of the cities of Decatur, Syracuse, and Kokomo before moving to Fort Myers, Florida.
David worked 26 years for United Telephone Co. of Indiana and retired in March 2000 as the general manager of network maintenance.
After high school, David married Evelyn Smith and had two girls, Deborah Lea (Morgan) Delong and Teresa Gail (Morgan) Anderson. His wife Evelyn passed away at the age of 24.
In 1972, David married Wendy E. (Young) Fletcher. Wendy had two boys, Donald Wade Fletcher and James Brent Fletcher. Together they raised their four children until her death in 1999.
In August 2004, David and Rita (Parmeter) Babb were married. Rita has two adult children, Tim Long and Kellie Ronk. David and Rita have 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
David was a member of the Judson Road Christian Church in Kokomo, Indiana.
David is survived by children, Deb Delong, Bluffton, Indiana, Brent (Sara) Fletcher, Kansas, Donald Fletcher, Indiana, Tim Long, Fort Myers, Florida, Kellie (Todd) Ronk, Galveston, Indiana; grandchildren, Michelle (Kevin) Meyers, Walker Fletcher, Kyle (Leandra) Long, Drew (Stephanie) McCulley, Connor McCulley, Trey McCulley, Erin (John) Grillo, Hayley Ronk, Drew Gray, Malley Ronk; great-grandchildren, Autum, Aubreigh, Ashlynn, Alyssa Meyers, Peyton Long, Eila Grillo, Emery McCulley.
He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Evelyn; second wife, Wendy; and daughter, Teresa Anderson.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, at Shirley & Stout Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1315 W. Lincoln Road, Kokomo, with Pastor Gary Carpenter officiating. Friends are invited to visit with the family from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Messages of condolence may be left online at www.shirleyandstout.com.
Published on November 8, 2019

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Rose Heare Combs
Nov 08, 2019
Dave worked with my dad Dave Heare at the phone company in Decatur. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.