Buzzard Morgan {GARY LEE} , 67

GARY LEE [Buzzard] MORGAN, age 67 of Deport died at his home on Thursday, December 27, 2012.  Wood Funeral Homes, Deport will be handling cremation services.  The family will receive friends and family on Wednesday, January 2, 2012 beginning at 6pm at the funeral home.

He was born in Bisbee, Arizona on May 23, 1945 to Clifford Cecil and Essie Elizabeth Latimer Morgan.  He married the former Marlene Shumway on December 7, 1964.   He worked for Uarco for over 20 yrs. and in recent years had worked for Whitakers Pawn Shop.  Gary was also an avid musician, playing in Crossfire Band for many years.  He was a noted Archer, also painted, enjoyed calligraphy, and was self-taught in many different arts, crafts, and hobbies.

Survivors include his wife, Marlene Morgan of Deport; his daughters, Tiffany Wade and husband, Rob of Powderly and Erin Wright and boy-friend, Jeff Crabb of Sumner; 3 grandchildren:  Leslie Morgan, Justin and Mallory Wright; great-grandchildren, Raeleigh Morgan and Jett Wright; numerous cousins and many friends.


  1. Leah Lewis Lee says:

    My deepest sympathies are with Marlene, Tiffany and Erin and the rest of the family. Gary will be missed by all who had the pleasure and honor of knowing him.

    The fondest memories I have of “Buzzard” is on Christmas Eve years ago when we were all kids, and watching him and my dad shoot fireworks out of an arrow launched with a bow over the empty cotton fields of Shadowland. Those are the type of things that make lasting memories that we will carry in our hearts forever.

  2. David Lawrence says:

    Gary was a good friend and frequent player at the ’12th Street Jams’. His passing has effected us all very greatly. We meet many people that we can’t remember and then we meet a select few that we never forget. His presence will always be missed but he will never disappear from our hearts, our thoughts, and certainly not from our conversation.
    Knowing him was a blast.

  3. Larry Mattingly says:

    I am deeply saddened. Gary and I grew up playing music together in Bisbee. I do not think I would have been as interested in playing all these years, if we had not met. I will never forget him and his friendship.

    Marlene my heart felt condolences to you and your daughters.


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