Roy Morgan was born on March 4, 1956 and he passed away on March 29, 2019 in his bed at his home that he loved so much.
Roy lived in Fort Myers for close to 60 years and was very well known and much loved.
The things that took him away from us are not the things that defined him. Roy had some heart problems that were a complication from the neuromuscular disease he was born with. He had a rare type of Muscular Dystrophy called Charcot-Marie-tooth.
This never limited his ability to live life to the fullest. Roy never had a bucket list because he had done everything he ever wanted to do, he knew everyone, he had been to far off places but his favorite place was home. He always joked that he had 13 kids because he was a dad to anyone that needed it. He was always telling us amazing stories or about crazy things he had seen or people he had known but one thing he never told us was how many people he had helped over the years. This was something he never mentioned but in all the years I’ve known Roy I have met so many people that have stopped me to tell me a story about how Roy had helped them or raised money for their child or helped with a benefit to help a family, or they considered him to be like another parent because he had played such a huge part in raising them.
Roy is survived by so many people that love him and will never forget him. That would be impossible. He was truly the center of our universe, The glue in our family, the life of the party, the problem solver, a soft place to land, the storyteller, a loyal friend, our hero, our biggest fan, The funny guy, Constant and steady as a rock, always forgiving, a man of his word, honest and wise and the last guy you would ever want to cross. Roy was also president of the united eight ball pool league, the longest running local league in Southwest Florida which has given away millions of dollars in prize money. Roy loved everything about billiards. He was a man of so many talents and interests, I couldn’t possibly list them all.
Roy is survived by his wife Lisa Morgan and their 3 children (Reese 14, Jack 13 and Ella 8).
Roy had 10 children in total and 13 grandchildren.
This includes his Oldest son James that resides in North Carolina. His daughter Amber and son-in-law John who have Jaden 19, Madison 13 and Jace 3. His son Chris and daughter-in-law Shyla have Christopher 15, Kaely 12, and Tyndell 8. His daughter Amanda has Serenity 7 and Tristan 2. His daughter Ashley and soon to be son-in-law William have Jonathan 17 and Josiah 1. His daughter Shelly and her three boys, Peyton 4 , Zaydon 2 and Jeremy 1 and lastly, his son Cameron who just turned 20.
He loved his children and his grandchildren very much and spending time with his family was so important to him. Roy was an only child but had many cousins that he was very close with. His wife Lisa was the oldest of six kids and he always referred to her siblings as his brothers and sisters. He became best friends with Lisa‘s mother, Lori and her stepdad Scott who passed away a few years ago. We know that they are riding their Harleys and shooting pool in heaven And that Roy is back in the arms of his mother and father, Elizabeth and Lyndell, that passed away so long ago. Take solace in knowing this and that Roy was a believer and is at peace. Knowing this and our memories of him are all that we have left of him to sustain us.
Roy wished to be cremated so there will be no burial but we are having a service for him at Faith Assembly at 6950 bayshore Rd., North Fort Myers, FL 33917. Service will be held in the chapel on their south campus on April 27th From 2-3 PM. Immediately following, the family will be hosting a gathering in the banquet hall across the street at their North campus from 3 to 6 PM. All are welcome
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