Mr. Thomas Ellison Morgan

Aug 21, 1926 - Mar 26, 2020
Charleston, WV

Mr. Thomas Ellison Morgan

Aug 21, 1926 - Mar 26, 2020
Charleston, WV


Thomas E. Morgan, 93, died on March 26, 2020 following several years of declining health.

Tom was born in Davy, WV, and was preceded in death by his parents, Vesta and Oley Morgan, and brothers Larry, Seldon, and Stanley, and a sister, Vivi.

He is survived by his long-time companion, Jeanne Javins, and his daughter, Sally Murphy (Michael), and sons, Thomas E. Morgan, Jr. (Peggy), and John Morgan (Mary-jo), his granddaughters, Mary Claire and Meredith, three grandsons, Justin, Brandon, and Nathan and their families, and two great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, James, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Tom was a graduate of the West Virginia University and the WVU Law School, where he led the Law Review and was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity. He obtained a Master’s Degree in Public Administration in later years.

Tom served in WWII in the US Army. He was in private practice in Clarksburg, WV for many years.

He then joined Columbia Gas in Charleston, WV.

Tom eventually moved to Columbus, Ohio and became General Counsel.

Upon retirement from Columbia Gas, Tom returned to Charleston and joined the administration of former Attorney General Darrell McGraw as a Senior Deputy Attorney General.

In later years, Tom and Jeanne traveled extensively, and doted on their cats. Tom was a fairly early adopter of computer technology and enjoyed “gadgets”.

He was a bicyclist, golfer, motorcycle rider, bridge player, airplane pilot, and wordsmith.

Tom enjoyed a life-long friendship with his former wife, Jane Morgan (Dec.).

Graveside service will be held 12:30 pm Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at Mountain View Cemetery, Charleston, WV with committal service conducted by Rev. Doctor Nancy Kahaian.  The procession will leave Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home, 1118 Virginia Street, East, Charleston, WV for the cemetery at 12 Noon.

A future memorial service is planned for August.

In lieu of flowers – donations may be made in memory of Thomas to:  West Virginia University, College of Law, 101 Law School Drive, Morgantown, WV 26506.

Condolences may be sent to the family at:

Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston, WV has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Graveside Service

  • Venue: Mountain View Cemetery

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  1. God Bless and a Heartfelt Thank YOU Tom, for your service in WWII. The USA would NOT be as it is today. I treasure the freedoms for which you fought. A United States Army Veteran, One of “The Greatest Generations”. RIP and Semper Fi. ……. SOLDIER.

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