Lewis William Morgan, 81, of Fieldale, died Sunday, January 7, 2018 at Sovah Health in Martinsville. He was born in Gaston County, N.C. to the late John Morgan and the late Mary Spencer Morgan. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Betty Hueller.
Lewis graduated from Central High School in Bessemer City, N.C., received his BS in Biology from East Tennessee State and his masters degree from the University of Virginia. He started as a biology teacher at the John D. Bassett High School where he later became the principal and continued as principal at the new Bassett High School. He moved to serve as the Director of Federal Programs for the Henry County Schools for a period of time then went to Sanville Elementary School serving as the principal until his retirement in 1991. In all he served as an educator for over 30 years.
He was an active member of the Bassett Memorial United Methodist Church and had been a Scoutmaster for more than 30 years and was selected to receive the Silver Beaver award. Lewis was an avid fisherman, hunter, gardener and truly enjoyed the outdoors.
He is survived by his wife Beverly Brooks Morgan; children, John “Brooks” Morgan and wife, Lisa, Christy M. Fisher and husband, Joe, Robert William Morgan and wife Whitney; grandchildren, Cameron, Amber, Janie, Jackson, Oakley, Carter, Noah, Fisher, Kennedy and Lindsey.
The family will receive friends, Sunday, January 14, 2018 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Bassett Funeral Service Chapel. The funeral service will be held Monday morning at 11 a.m. at the Bassett Memorial United Methodist church with Pastor Russ Gresham officiating. Burial will follow in the Roselawn Burial Park.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Bassett Memorial United Methodist Church, PO Box 408, Bassett, Va. 24055, please specify it the contribution if for the scouts or the church or contributions may be made to The National MS Society, PO Box 4594, New York, N.Y. 10163-4594.
Online condolences may be made by visiting www.bassettfuneralservice.com. Bassett Funeral Service is serving the Morgan family.