Wilton “Dick” Avirett passed away on May 27, 2015 in Pahrump, Nevada.
Dick was born in Havana, Fl. on Nov. 27, 1932. He attended the old Havana High School before joining the U.S. Air Force. As a Staff Sgt. in the Air Force, he served as a Generals aid.
After finishing his time in the military, Dick moved to Seattle, Washington and became an employee of Boeing Airplane Co., where he worked for more than 30 yrs.
Before his retirement from Boeing, Dick was the supervisor of Quality Control. He had to approve each commercial airplane before it went into service. He was proud of the fact that he had approved over 3,000 airplanes for service, one of which was Boeings first 747.
Dick loved life and lived it to the fullest.
After retirement, he and his wife, Betty, settled in Pahrum, Nevada where they enjoyed a much drier climate, made many friends and never missed a garage sale.
He was preceded in death by his first wife Glenna Martin Avirett, second wife Betty Richards Avirett, son Gregory Avirett, parents Nettie and Roe Avirett, sisters Betty Avirett, Hattie A. Mitchell, brother Willie Roe Avirett.
Dick is survived by his son Russell (Sandy), grandchildren Jenny Attwood, Jeffery Avirett, great-grandchildren Stephanie Attwood, Katie Attwood, Jacob Attwood, Tyler Avirett and Kendra Avirett all of Black Diamond, Washington.
Local survivors are sisters Louise A. Bates of Havana and Mary Alice Croley of Quincy.
A service will be held at a later date at the Nicholson-Freeman cemetery in Havana.
Mrs. Doris Roberts, 79 years of age, of Havana, FL, died on Monday, June 1, 2015 in Tallahassee, FL. The service is 3:00 p.m., EST, Saturday, June 6, 2015 at Mt. Zion AME Church, of Havana, FL with burial at Church's Cemetery, of Havana, FL. The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m., on Friday, June 5, 2015 at Williams Funeral Home of Quincy, Florida. She is survived by her husband, Charlie Roberts, of Havana, FL, five sons, Larry Jones, of Tampa, FL, Charles Roberts (Pricella), John Roberts (Orlanda), both of Tallahassee, FL, George Roberts (Anissa), of Aberdeen, Maryland, Steve Roberts, of Kansas City, Kansas and two daughters, Caroline Wyatt, Cairo, GA, Frandell Winn (Lyod), of Bainbridge, GA, host of grands and great grands, three sisters, Deaconess Katrine Harris of Tampa, FL, Bernice Glasgow of New York and Virginia Scott Pease of Tallahassee, FL. Williams Funeral Home of Quincy, Florida in charge of arrangements.
Clyde Blair Morgan, 65, passed away at home on Cape San Blas, Port St. Joe, Florida, on May 23, 2015, from natural causes. He was born July 4, 1949 in Quincy, Florida, to Virginia Blair Morgan and Frank Flake Morgan, Jr. Blair graduated from Quincy High School in 1967 and later joined the Florida Army National Guard where he served proudly for six years.
Blair began his employment career with setting up his own business, Morgan Construction Company, and selling Kirby Building Products in Tallahassee, Florida, before heading to Tennessee to work for United Structures of America (USA). Blair was a salesman for USA and over a period of nineteen years he often was recognized as District Salesman of the Year for his outstanding volume of sales of the company’s prefabricated building products. Blair relocated to Cape San Blas in Port St. Joe, Florida in 2002, and continued to work for USA under a newly created marketing area.
Blair’s love of fishing led him to obtain his Captain’s license as a charter boat operator which he did over a period of ten years. Because of his extensive knowledge and experience in both saltwater and freshwater fishing, Blair was asked and agreed to co-host a weekly fishing show that aired on TV in Port St. Joe, Florida. For several years, Blair shared his fishing knowledge on this program with his TV audience. Blair also served a Captain with the South Gulf County Fire Department and was head of the Water Rescue unit. He also was a generous supporter of the Port St. Joe Sharks football team and was loved by the teams’ players.
Blair Morgan was a self-made man, and he did it his way. He was extremely successful in all his endeavors to include business and the outdoors. His love of hunting and fishing was only matched by the success he achieved in each. Whether he was pursuing a bull elk, black bass, alligator or red snapper, he usually came away as the victor. Blair loved riding horses, and competed in rodeo horseback barrel racing. You name it, Blair probably has done it. He loved the Florida Gators and attended many of their football games, including national championship games.
Blair loved life, and lived it to the fullest. He was very generous and had a big heart. He will be greatly missed by his family and all who came to know and love him.
Blair is survived by: daughter Ginger Morgan, granddaughter Morgan Vaughn, three brothers, Richard Morgan (Mary Howard), Frank Morgan (Beth), and Bob Morgan (Debbie), and his best friend who he dearly loved, Sherry Thacker, and daughter, Kennedy Thacker, and son, Carter Thacker. He is predeceased by his parents, Frank and Virginia Morgan of Quincy, Florida, and wife Linda Munday Morgan of Portland, Tennessee.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church or the South Gulf County Fire Department.
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