Charles D. Morgan, 75, passed away Sunday, June 25, 2023, at the Columbus Hospice in Columbus, Georgia. Born in Savannah, Georgia, on February 16, 1948, Charlie was the beloved son of pipefitter and WWII Navy Veteran Carl Morgan, Jr., and homemaker Willowee Clarice Morgan (Floyd). He graduated from Groves High School in Savannah in 1966, and went on to graduate from Georgia Southern University with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics.

While balancing work at ITT Grinnell in Statesboro and raising his first child, Charlie and relatives built the house he and his family of five would eventually grow up in. In 1988 Charlie joined Rotary Corp in Glennville as a talented systems analyst and continued to work there for 35 years retiring as the Chief Information Officer. Charlie also spent 35 years in the US Navy Reserve, commanding several reserve units and retiring in 2004 at the rank of Captain. He was a diehard Navy fan and could often be spotted in his “scrambled eggs” Navy hat cruising the hardware aisles of Lowes or Home Depot. He also volunteered his precious time as a Blue and Gold Officer for the US Naval Academy mentoring prospective midshipman candidates.

Charles always enjoyed a mental challenge and solving complex problems. He would do the hardest levels of Sudoku and crossword puzzles for fun in his spare time. Relaxing on his dock, boating, or doing home improvement projects were some of his favorite hobbies.

He is preceded in death by his parents

He is survived by: Wife of 7 years, Carol Tarnowski; Mother of his children and wife of 33 years, Sandra Morgan; Children, Charles David Morgan Jr. (Janie) of Monument, Colorado; Ryan Kent Morgan (Frances) of Marietta, Georgia; and Dana Elizabeth Cadamuro (Franklin) of Toronto, Canada; Grandchildren, Bailey, Hayden, and Wyatt Morgan of Monument, Colorado; Willow, Skye, Warren, and Logan Morgan of Marietta, Georgia; Ellie Morgan-Boyles of Toronto, Canada; Step-daughter, Jessica Whitmer and step-granddaughter, Grady Ann Whitmer, both of Columbus, Georgia; Brothers, Carl Glenn Morgan and Brent Morgan, both of Pooler, Georgia, as well as several nieces.

Visitation will begin at 11:00 am, Monday, July 3, 2023 at Brannen Family Funeral Services. Funeral services will begin at 12:00 pm in the chapel of Brannen Family Funeral Services. Burial will follow in the Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Glennville, Georgia, at 1:00 pm.

The family requests remembrances to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in lieu of flowers. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (

Updated: July 06, 2023
Curator: Ed Moore