Name Residence: Skip Morgan – Orlando,FL Date of Death: 03/15/2007 Notice MORGAN, LT. COL. SKIP, age 58 of Orlando, FL passed away at his home March 15th. He was the 9th generation of a pioneer Central Florida family, and worked as a paper boy for the Orlando Sentinel during his early years. He was an Eagle Scout. A 1966 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, he was a classmate of Orange County Mayor Richard Crotty. He was also a 1970 graduate of The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina. He shared rides with author Pat Conroy from that military college to their common hometown in Florida and during his senior year, Skip was named to the elite Sumerall Guard Drill Team. After college, Skip embarked on a career in the U.S. Air Force, interrupted briefly by a stint as a pilot with the now defunct Air Florida. He received commendations for his efforts to retain highly-trained military pilots during the Cold War when commercial carriers were competing for their talents. His last assignment was The Pentagon, where he worked with Gen. Colin Powell on arms control agreements with the former Soviet Union. He retired in 1992 and returned to Orlando. Skip’s great passions included aviation, big game hunting, Civil War history, genealogy, piano playing, singing and his family. Sadly, he was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s disease in 2002 and succumbed only after a 5 year long struggle with the illness. Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Leigh Anne; son, William of Apopka; daughter, Mrs. Keith Simmons of Mt. Pleasant, SC and 2 grandchildren. Arrangements to celebrate his life are being handled by CAREY HAND COLONIAL FUNERAL HOME, Orlando, FL March 31, 2007 at 10AM with inurnment to follow at Greenwood Cemetery, Orlando, FL. The family suggests donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of Central Florida, 988 Woodcock Road, Orlando, FL 32803

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