James “Jimmy” Daniel Morgan, Jr.

James “Jimmy” Daniel Morgan, Jr. was born to his loving parents James Daniel Morgan, Sr. and Margaret Emily Morgan (nee Biles) on February 28, 1948, in Cleveland, Ohio.  Jimmy was a bright young man that loved his hometown yet had a passion for his country.  After graduating from John Hay High School with honors, he immediately jointed the United States Air Force in 1966 starting a brilliant military career.

His military years saw him serving in both stateside and international assignments eventually retiring as a Master Sergeant after 22 years of dedicated service. Jim loved the Air Force and his dedication resulted in numerous commendations and medals. He maintained memberships in a number of military organizations. He loved to tell stories about his assignments in Viet Nam, Naples, Thailand, and England.

After his retirement from the Air Force, he began a second career with the space program working for a number of NASA contractors on Space Shuttle and International Space Station programs receiving multiple awards from NASA for his excellent work.  Jim was appreciated for his technical skill as well as his friendly and helpful attitude.  He was beloved by his coworkers and friends.  He could usually be counted on to be first to arrive at Happy Hour and get the fun started.

Jim leaves behind to mourn his passing his: sister, Reverend Sharon Alberts (nee Morgan); cousin, Warren Morgan; niece, Margaret Bradley (nee Morgan); nephew, Sean Morgan-Bell; great-nephew, Ernest Hicks III; great-niece, Brittney Hicks; and a host of other family and very dear friends.  He is preceded in death by his parents and sister Judith Johnson (nee Morgan).

Jim requested no public service. He will be interred at a private ceremony at Houston National Cemetery with military honors.


  1. Jim has been a dear friend of our family for over 40 years. Mum and dad Roy and Maureen Ollerhead considered him as the son they never had and Jim visited us in the UK frequently. Roy and Maureen had the privilege of being invited to spend time over the pond and being shown around all the places Jim loved including his work place in NASA. Always a delightfully interesting and courteous man Jim will be very much missed over here in Shropshire England. Fond memories, sleep well my friend
    Denise and Alan Foster, children Loraine and Garry, Carole and Mel Gough, and Jeanette Ollerhead

    Denise Foster
  2. Uncle. Man, there is so much I could say. I’ll keep it brief. I will greatly miss you and our regular talks and texts, from the quick greetings to chatting about everything under the Sun. Such sound advice and thoughts over the years that came from wisdom and experience. I really appreciated how we could strongly disagree about some things yet find a middle ground and keep it moving. It’s crystal clear to me why you made lasting friendships wherever you went.

    I thank the Lord for the time He blessed us all to have known you, Uncle Sarge. Rest well, sir.

    Sean Morgan-Bell
  3. Not a day goes by that I don’t think about his friendship and caring. Miss him. He was a one of a kind person. He never met a stranger, and I know that sounds cliche, but he really understood people and accepted them all with his heart and soul. What a loss. Forever in my heart, dear friend.

  4. Jim worked for me at Luke AFB, AZ in ’79-’81. Never have I had an individual so likeable, competent, efficient, knowledgeable and the “go to” man in my 20 year Air Force career. He will be dearly missed by all. May he fly with the Angels.

    Billy Dannewitz

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