John Morgan Sr.

December 14, 1946 - April 21, 2021

12/14/1946 - 04/21/2021

Past Services

Saturday April 24, 2021
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes - Bellaire Chapel
441 37th Street
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-1611 | Directions
Saturday April 24, 2021
3:00 pm
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes - Bellaire Chapel
441 37th Street
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-1611 | Directions

John S. Morgan Sr.74 of Shadyside, OH passed away April 21, 2021 at home.

Born December 14, 1946, son of the late Nelson and Helen Morgan.

Known to his friends as Mogy he worked for Staley Communications and Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel.

He was an avid Ham radio operator and an electronics specialist, his call sign was WD8CBC.

He was a veteran of the Vietnam War serving in the Navy aboard the U.S.S. Forrestal.

He spent a lifetime helping others as an EMT/ Paramedic.

John was preceded in death by his parents and a sister Suzie Morgan.

He is survived by his loving wife Susan (Dvorak) Morgan, and his children, John Jr of Shadyside, Ohio, William Morgan, of Bellaire, Ohio, J.T. Morgan of Shadyside, Ohio, Michael (Paula) Joyce of Martinsburg, WV and Vanessa (Michael) Wright of Shadyside, Ohio.

In addition he is survived by his brother, Thomas (Becky) Morgan of Pipe Creek, Ohio and a sister Margaret (Dean) Thomas of Belmont, NC.

John is also survived by six grandchildren, Michael, Matthew, Melissa, Olivia, Anna and Kadence, a niece Chelsie and a nephew Gabe and his two dogs Chloe and Rocky.

Family and friends will be received at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory 441, 37th Street Bellaire, Ohio on Saturday April 24, 2021 from 1 pm until time of service at 3 pm with Rev. James Hoff officiating.

Final disposition will be held at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions benefit the Belmont County Animal Shelter by going to “”.

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Jaealyn Himes
2 years ago

We at the OhioLink Network would like to send our deepest condolences, You John will be Missed,! Such a distinctive soul we always new when he was on the Air. Rest in peace my friend. We did have a last call on our net this evening for Whiskey Delta 8 Corned Beef Cabbage..Nothing Heard 73′

David KX8DRA
2 years ago

Never met him in person, only on the radio. He will be missed. 73, John

John “Little John” Gorby
2 years ago

Prayers to all that knew him
John was a great help to the amateur radio community
He was a member of amateur radio emergency services he was very knowledgeable on anything to do with radio communications
He told me all the best places to get Paw Paws
He enjoyed his house pets and the horses
But most of all he loved his family.
73 WD8CBC (SK) until we QSO again. We will have a LAST CALL for John in Sunday nights NPARC net 146.760 then the Digital links 443.075 Elm Grove, 146.715 Moundsville and 136.910 Cameron

Joe &rose mccready. Wb8ctc kd8lnw
2 years ago

Will be missed on ham bands . Now I will have to go paw paw picking with out you !!! 73s

Terry and MaryAnn Steffl
2 years ago

You have our deepest sympathy – May he rest in peace

Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum
2 years ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of John S. Morgan, Sr., give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.
My thoughts
and prayers to the family of ….

US Navy Veteran, John S. Morgan, Sr., is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †