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McRay Funeral Home
 March 2017 

Sammy Morgan

Funeral service for Sammy Morgan of Chickasha, OK will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at Bible Baptist Church.  Rev. Kim Hayes will officiate.

Sammy Morgan was born to Samuel S. Morgan and Lula Hudson Morgan on November 28, 1926 in Sterling, OK and passed from this life on March 17, 2017 in Chickasha, OK.  

He was preceded in death by his wife of 69 years Lillian Doris Morgan; four brothers; three sisters; one great-grandchild Landry Morgan; and several nephews and nieces.

Sam left home at an early age and worked for General Seismograph Company before entering WWII.  He was being trained for the Japanese homeland invasion when the United States dropped the bombs on Japan.  Sam was then reassigned to Post WWII Korea to the CO A535 Amphibious Tractor Battalion.  Sam married Lillian Doris Guinn on November 12, 1947.  Sam’s first job after returning from service was working for a Bell Telephone contractor.  He was then employed by Tinker AFB from 1951 to 1954.  He resigned from Tinker to work in Chickasha as co-owner of Appliance Service Center returning to Tinker AFB in 1961.  He rose to Section Chief before retiring in 1986. He received his high school diploma in 1969 after completing the high school courses offered by correspondence by the American School of Chicago, IL.  He received his Chickasha High School diploma at a veterans recognition graduation on May 21, 2004.  Sam spent his retirement enjoying his family and friends at Bible Baptist Church and McDonald’s.  He was Lillian’s care giver for many years as she suffered from failing health and Alzheimer Disease.  Sam, like many from his generation, was a “Jack of All Trades” from being raised during the depression.  He loved fixing things and building things and kept meticulous records on everything, a trait he must have learned from working for the civil service.  Sam knew a lot about health care and medicine and loved going to the doctor.  He was always anxious to help Dr. Hess make a diagnosis and find a cure, LOL!  He was a long time trustee of Bible Baptist Church.  He will be missed by his family and buddies at Bible Baptist, McDonald’s, J & W Grill and Braum’s and especially by his many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Sam is survived by:  his son Mike Morgan and his wife Wanda of Boerne, TX and their children Mike, Jr., his wife Tiffany and children Cole and Jacob; Clinton and his wife Kimberley and children Liberty, Lainey and Tanner; Sareca Kistler and her husband John Kistler and child Morgan Kistler;  his daughter Karen Monk of Norman and her children Matt Bray and his wife Jennifer of Fulton, NY and their children Savannah and Lillian; Joshua Monk and his wife Cassie of Washington D.C. and children William and Teddy; and Sarah and Christian Monk;  his daughter Sharon Ray and her husband Greg of McLoud, OK and their children Christopher Ray, Kara McCullah and her husband Justin and their children Karlee and Jaycee;  his son Lonnie Morgan and his wife Mae of Chickasha and their children Paul and Lydia;  his son Larry Morgan and his wife Kim of Choctaw, OK and their children Stephanie and her husband Russell Davis and their child Violet; and Kelly and her husband Steven Clarke;  his sister Peggy Thorsen of Tulsa and many nephews and nieces.

Memorial contributions may be made to Bible Baptist Church Missions.

Interment will be in the Fairlawn Cemetery.  Services are under the direction of McRay Funeral Home.


Margarita Gomez Peña

Funeral service for Margarita Gomez Peña, age 95, will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at Bible Baptist Church in Chickasha.  Rev. Larry Hatfield will officiate and Rev. Kim Hayes will assist.

Margarita was born the daughter of Julian Gomez and Paulita (Mijares) Gomez on January 30, 1922 in San Angelo, TX.  She passed peacefully in her home, surrounded by loved ones, on March 14, 2017.  Prior to her passing, she was the last surviving sibling of 12.

She grew up in Rowena, Texas on a farm.  As a young girl she attended a little farmhouse school which still stands today.  She met her husband, Alberto Cordova Peña, Sr. in Ballinger, TX and they married on August 30, 1942 in Paint Rock, TX.  After marriage Alberto served in WWII for 4 years.  After his return Margaret and Alberto worked many jobs together to provide for their family.  They were blessed with 15 children.  Her greatest achievement was being a very loving mother.

She was preceded in death by her parents Julian and Paulita; her husband Alberto; one infant daughter Delia; one son Ray; and grandchildren Joey, Randy, Mario, Derek Justice, Heather, Sara and Kalynn; also 5 brothers and 6 sisters.

Survivors include 10 daughters Lydia, Frances and Bill, Margie and Steve, Oralia and Bill, Molly, Delma and Gyro, Rebecca, Alicia and Paul, Norma and Ken and Gloria; 3 sons Albert and Tammy, Edward and Linda and Sammy; 45 grandchildren, over 100 great-grandchildren and many great-great grandchildren.

Interment will be in Fairlawn Cemetery in Chickasha.  Service is under the direction of McRay Funeral Home.


James Carlton Freeman, Jr. (JC)

Services to glorify the life and interment for James Carlton Freeman, Jr., age 87 years, 4 months, 17 days, will be Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Sunset Memorial Gardens Chapel of Peace Mausoleum in Lawton, OK.  Visitation will be from 10:00 AM to 1:30 PM in the Mausoleum Chapel the day of the service.

Mr. Freeman went peacefully into the arms of his Savior on Friday, March 17, 2017 surrounded by his family.  The service will be officiated by Rev. Tom Willoughby of Lawton, OK, under the direction of McRay Funeral Home in Chichasha, OK.

JC was born to the union of James Carlton Freeman and Winnie Estelle (Wilcox) Freeman, who was already widowed, on October 29, 1929, the day of the great stock market crash.  He was thought to be stillborn but was put by the fire just in case.  Always the survivor, the blanket he was wrapped in began to move.

JC’s mother married MK (Peck) Price when he was 2 years old.  By the time JC Started school they had moved to Lawton, OK where he attended 1st through 12th grade.  He met the love of his life Barbara Ann Bounds in 2nd grade.  Upon their graduation from Lawton High School they married on August 3, 1947.  He served in the U.S. Army where he was trained as an air traffic controller.  After an honorable discharge he began working at Ft. Sill, OK as a civilian air traffic controller for 31 years until he retired.

As a hobby he began selling authentic Indian jewelry which he would acquire in New Mexico where the family would vacation.  These trips to procure inventory as well as ski, fish, and even build their own cabin grew into a vocation spanning over 40 years.  Freeman’s Indian Jewelry enjoyed many loyal customers and friends at many locations culminating in the house where Barbara grew up.  This was also the final site of the previous Bound’s Grocery.

JC was a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason belonging to Mt. Scott Lodge #540.  He was also a Shriner for over 60 years, participating in many activities, including the Oriental Band and later the La Sill Klowns.  These activities were always in support of philanthropic efforts supporting Crippled Children’s and Burns Hospitals.  He was Worthy Patron in the Eastern Star Charity Chapter #507.  He was a long time member of several Lawton Baptist churches.  Upon his move to Tennessee he became a member of the West Jackson Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by wife Barbara, parents James Carlton Freeman, Winnie and MK (Peck) Price, and sister Barbara Delores Neal.

He is survived by son James Carlton Freeman, III and wife Linda, daughter Sheri Nasca and husband Ed, 4 grandchildren: Elizabeth Mandle and husband Eric, Mary Catherine Collins and husband Samuel, Jenene VandenBurg and husband Trace, Rachael Logan and husband Adam, niece Londa Neal and husband Mark Johnson, and 7 great-grandchildren.  He is also survived by many other relatives and friends.

Memorial contributions may be made to India Temple Shrine Crippled Children’s Hospital Fund, 3601 NW 36th St., Oklahoma City, OK 73112.

McRay Funeral Home
Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 806, Chickasha, OK  73023
Location:  110 S. 8th Street, Chickasha, OK  73018 
Corner of 8th & Chickasha Ave. Near Downtown
Phone: 405-224-4141


Fax:  405-224-1584

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