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John "JD" Douglas Morgan

April 4, 1955 — February 17, 2023


John "JD" Douglas Morgan

John Douglas Morgan was born on April 4th, 1955 in Havre, Montana to Leigh and Arlene (nee Hanson) Morgan. 
JD as he was affectionately known died on Friday February 17th, 2023 after a lengthy battle with cancer. 
JD leaves behind his wife, Sheila Cordellia (Hicks) Morgan of Sherwood, brother Tom Morgan of North Little Rock, daughter of his heart and her husband Lynn (Hicks) and Tyler Bass of Bryant and their daughter who was the light of his heart Lorelei James Bass,  child who took his name and their spouse Salem Indigo (Morgan)  and Raymond DelaRosa of Sherwood. 
Uncle John leaves numerous nieces and nephews and a host of friends.
John was preceded in death by his mother and father; his sister Barbara (Morgan) Elliott; and young sister, Cathy. 
John's extensive education included a B.S in Chemistry, Mathematics,  and Biology earned at the University of Montana, a M.S in applied mathematics from the University of Arkansas, a PhD in theoretical physical chemistry earned at the University of Houston. In addition he studied pre- Pharmacy at the University of Montana. His love of learning continued all of his life and he was rarely without a book or other materials. 
John worked for the State of Arkansas in the Health Statistics branch at the Arkansas Department of Health , retiring at the end of 2021. Before his career at the health department JD spent time teaching math, chemistry,  and physics at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He was also an instructor at ITT Tech and graduate teaching assistant at both the University of Houston and the University of Illinois. His graduate research forays were extensive. 
John had a great sense of humor and made his wife laugh gleefully daily. He loved British Comedies and Science Fiction. At the time of his death it is estimated that John owned 10,000 books and made extensive use of the library and internet.  
John was loved by everyone who met him. He loved everyone back.

Visitation will be from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Wednesday, February 22, 2023 at Smith Sherwood Funeral Home (7700 Hwy 107).



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Wednesday, February 22, 2023

5:00 - 7:00pm (Central time)

Smith Family Funeral Home Sherwood

7700 Hwy 107, Sherwood, AR 72120

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