Roger Allen Morphew, 71, of Brown Summit, N.C., passed away peacefully Tuesday, March 16, 2021, at Beacon Place.
A celebration of his life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 20, at Moravia Moravian Church in Oak Ridge, N.C. The family will receive guests following the service.
Roger was born Dec. 16, 1949, in Warsaw, the son of David and Beulah Montel Morphew.
He worked in the automotive industry most of his life and was retired from Volvo Trucks. He was a member of Moravia Moravian Church for many years. Roger was most at home in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, where he pursued his love of family genealogy, birdwatching and “Star Trek” (among many other interests). Roger will be remembered as a smart, curious, tender-hearted man. He will be missed.
Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Jill George Morphew; son, Chris Morphew, of Columbia City; daughter, Amanda Ulm (Aaron), of Fort Wayne; sister, Kathleen Morphew; and brother, Philip Morphew (Teresa), all of Indianapolis; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. He will also be forever remembered by numerous other family members and friends.
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The family asks with gratitude that memorials in Roger’s name be made to Moravia Moravian Church Outreach Fund, 2920 Oak Ridge Road, Oak Ridge, NC 27310; to Crisp Point Lighthouse, 1944 County Highway 412, Newberry, MI 49868; or the donor’s choice.