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Billy Joe Morgan

Billy Joe  Morgan, 66, of Overland Park (Morris Village), Kansas, passed away 
at his home on Friday, August 29, 2008. 

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, September 4, 2008, 
at the Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home, Olathe Chapel.  In lieu of flowers, the 
family suggests contributions to Camp Quality Northwest  Missouri, PO Box 9044, 
St. Joseph, MO 64507. To leave a special message for the  family, please visit 
at _www.PenwellGabel.com_ ( 

Billy Joe was born  December 26, 1941, at his home in Buzzard Roost, Ill., to 
Willie and Effie  Morgan. He was graduate of Waltonville High School in 
Waltonville, Ill.  Following graduation, he moved to Kansas City, Mo., where he 
became a barber. He  was a veteran of the Vietnam conflict. After the war, he 
returned to the Kansas  City area and went to work for Kinneys Plumbing in Olathe, 
where he worked for  36 years. His hobby and love was his antique Farmall tractors 
that he enjoyed,  and he loved to talk about and show in Parades. 

He was preceded in death by his  parents, a daughter, Cynthia Morgan, six brothers 
and five sisters. He is  survived by four sisters, Maggie Ransom, Dorothy Mays, 
Irma Grant, and Gloria  McNeil; a brother, Robert Lewis Morgan, and many nieces 
and nephews. 

Source: Kansas City Star 
Date: 9/2/2008 - 9/3/2008
Submitted by: Robert W. Loman

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