James R. Morgan, 48


James Ray Morgan, 48, of Sorento, died on Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020, at his residence.

Visitation will be held Thursday, Dec. 10, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Perfetti-Assalley Funeral Home in Sorento. A funeral ceremony for family will follow, beginning at 12 p.m. at the funeral home. Per CDC guidelines, only ten guests at one time may visit, and masks will be required.

Mr. Morgan was born June 3, 1972, in Granite City, to James and Joyce (Wiggens) Morgan.

He worked for many years for White Sanitation and as a bricklayer, before gaining employment with National Maintenance and Repair in Hartford.

Mr. Morgan had a big heart, and enjoyed fishing and spending as much time as possible with his family.

He is survived by his sons, Devin James Morgan, Eian Dawson Morgan and Kameron Lee Morgan, all of Sorento; brother, Mike Dwayne (wife Karen) Morgan of Sorento; half-siblings, Jamie Williams and David Morgan, both of Granite City; stepsister, Danielle Johnson Cortes of North Carolina; nephews, Christopher and Jacob Morgan, both of Sorento; and several nieces and cousins.

Mr. Morgan was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Chelby Morgan; and stepsister, Tonia Whitehead.

Memorials may be directed to the family or a charity of the donor’s choice.

Online condolences to the family may be left at www.assalleyfuneralhomes.com.