Sara Lou Morgan, 95, of Ooltewah, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 4th at her home surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Norcross, Georgia to the late Willis T. Newman and Ruth Victoria Newman, she and her sister, Nancy, grew up on the military post in Ft. Oglethorpe, Georgia, where her father was a Master Sergeant and Band Leader in the 6th Calvary. Soon after graduation from Chattanooga High School, she enlisted in the United States Navy and served her country during World War II. Mrs. Morgan was also preceded in death by her son, Stephen Wayne Morse, and husband, Neal Otto Morgan.
She is survived by her children and their spouses, Patricia Ruth (Bill) Cox, and John Chapman (Donna) Morse; grandchildren, Tracy Cox (James Brooks), Will Cox (Tonia), Derek Morse & Dylan Morse (Corinne); great-grandchildren, Jake, Sara, Emma, Isabelle, Lucian, Drake, Scarlett, & Joey; nephews, Gary, David & Roger Israelson.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. in the South Crest Chapel with Rev. Laura E. Trent officiating. Interment with full military honors will follow in the Chattanooga National Cemetery at 2:00 p.m.
Please share your expressions of sympathy at lane-southcrestchapel.com.
In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Hospice of Chattanooga, the American Cancer Society, or the Ft. Oglethorpe 6th Calvary Museum.
The family will receive friends Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. until the service hour at the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, at the end of historic Missionary Ridge, Rossville.