Everett "Ralph" Morgan

everett morgan

January 26, 1942 ~ December 25, 2022

Born in: Gause, Texas
Resided in: Bryan, TX

Everett “Ralph” Morgan, 80 passed away unexpectedly on December 25, 2022, Christmas Day. His family was by his side as Ralph peacefully passed into the loving arms of Jesus Christ, his Lord and Savior.
Family and friends are invited to his Celebration of Life at 2pm on January 25, 2023 at Central Church in College Station with Pastors Chris Osborne and Tim Skaggs officiating.

Ralph was born on January 26, 1942, in Gause, Texas to Jewell and Emma Morgan and was the 8th of 9 children. He was baptized at the age of 12 years old at College Avenue Baptist Church of Bryan, now Central Church of Bryan/College Station. He graduated from Stephen F. Austin High School in 1960. While at a “street dance” in 1960, Ralph met his beautiful Italian wife Leona Ann Grizzaffi and it was “Love at first sight.” They recently celebrated with family, their 60th wedding anniversary. In his early twenties, Ralph proudly worked for Shell Oil, surveying land where he made lifelong friends. In 1968, Ralph started his own business, Ralph Morgan Custom Homes. He had a stellar reputation for his top quality custom homes. When you walked into a Ralph Morgan Custom Home, you would immediately see the detail, quality and uniqueness. He was a master craftsman that created dream homes. He built custom homes over 42 years in Bryan/College Station, and also proudly built custom homes with his son Keith Morgan in Sugar Land, Bellaire, The Woodlands and Montgomery. Ralph loved to play golf with his golf buddies and loved hitting the dance floor with Leona, fishing and hunting with his Dad, son Keith and grandsons Ty and Kyle. He enjoyed visiting with his lifelong friends and especially loved getting to be a father figure and Pop to his granddaughter, Gia who put the sparkle in his eye. Gia loved her Pop more than words can express. Most of all Ralph loved the Lord and his family. He exemplified life as a Christian in how he lived his life. In how he treated others, his morals and values, his love and respect for others and his deep unwavering love for his family and most importantly, his love for Jesus Christ. His favorite role in life was being “Pop” to his 3 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren who all brought him so much happiness and always a big smile to his face. He would always try to attend every sports event or theater performance of his kids, grandkids, great-grandkids and nephews. He was very proud of all of them. He would always make sure all of the kids knew how much he loved them and gave them as much love, hugs and kisses as possible. They all loved and adored their Pop. He was such a great role model for the Morgan family.

Ralph is preceded in death by his beloved parents Jewell Howard Morgan and Emma Rosalie (Lehnert) Morgan; his father-in law Charley Grizzaffi, his mother-in-law, Laura (Cemino) Grizzaffi; brothers Jewell Morgan Jr., Thomas Morgan, Arnold Morgan and Melvin Morgan; his sister Wanda (Morgan) Lawrence; brother-in-laws Larry Lawrence, Dalton Rice, Ronald Fontenot, Leroy Villines; sister-in-laws Phyllis (Grizzaffi) Fontenot, Sandi Morgan, and Daisy Morgan.

Survivors include his loving wife of 60 years, Leona Ann (Grizzaffi) Morgan of Bryan; sisters Norma “Sis” Rice and Anna Villines of Bryan; brother Raymond Morgan of College Station; sister-in-law Winell Morgan; daughter Lea Ann (Morgan)Tate and husband Tracy; son, Keith Everett Morgan and daughter Kristi Morgan; grandchildren Tyler Robert Gideon and wife Kelly, Kyle Morgan Gideon and wife Casey, and his only granddaughter Gia Laura Jewel Morgan (his “Sweet Pea”) Megan (Tate) Upchurch and husband Ryan, Travis Tate and wife Michaela; five great-grandchildren Cooper Everett, Jax Morgan, Cameron Elizabeth, Graham Ray, and Rose Lynn, all of College Station, along with numerous nieces and nephews.


Memorial Service: January 25, 2023 2:00 pm

Central Church
1991 FM158
College Station, TX 77845

(979) 776-9977

View current weather.

Tribute Video

Memories Timeline


  1. Leona & family, my heart is heavy and is continually with all of you. Ralph was such a good man & always a favorite. Y’all will continue to be in my prayers. I love you all so much!

  2. Leona and family,

    We are so very saddened to hear of Ralph’s passing. He was such a wonderful man. We are praying for God’s peace and comfort for the family.

    Mary Lynne and Joe John Stratta

  3. Leona, I am certainly thinking of you since I heard the sad news of Ralph’s passing from Sharon this afternoon. You will be in my prayers daily as you go thru these next weeks and months of adjusting to your new normal. Since I have been there, I know the many facets of grief loosing your spouse can entail. May you find peace in the memories of being together for many years.
    My very best…pam byrd bullington

  4. Dear Lee, LeAnn, Keith and Holly,
    I am in shock and have some idea of what you all are feeling right now. Loosing your husband and father suddenly is very hard to grasp. As we all know, Ralph was a kind and wonderful man. He was and is also a Christian who is now with our Heavenly Father in a much better place. In some ways, I am jealous. I want to be in our Savior’s presence and live with him eternally in a place that we can only imagine. I love your Mother and Father very, very much and I love all of you and your precious families. God Be with you now and forever.
    My love,

  5. Leona, I’m so sad to hear but I will be thinking of you and how we all laughed together Love to you and your family!

  6. Ralph was my best friend. He was my brother in heart. We kept up with each other after high school for over 60 years. He thrilled me with his amazing recall of events from any times of the past. He was one special person . Ralph had a heart of gold. Yes, that is what he was. He Loved Leona and they were always fussing with each other but that was part of there love connection. If you know Ralph you will understand. When you have someone that is close to you through all these years and you loose them you reflect on the soul of he man. Such a good heart had Ralph Morgan. I could go on but he was a great person. I’ll miss him dearly.

  7. Leona and Ralph were a wonderful couple for over 60 years that lit up any gathering with joy and laughter. Their memories captured the genuine essence and warmth of Bryan during those early years. School mates were more like siblings who were always present to lend support. Even if months had passed before your next meeting, it was like you had never skipped a beat. Friends such as these are a treasure to us all.

    Leona, we cannot imagine the depth of your loss, but we are so thankful that your Jesus has you close in His arms. At the same time remember that our good Lord tells us to be strong and courageous and that we are never alone for He is always with us and He will never leave us or forsake us. We love you, Leona and family.

  8. Dear Lea, LeeAnn, Keith and Christie…
    Thinking of all of you and sending my love. I just don’t have the words to express my sorrow and sadness. I pray The Good Lord will wrap all of you in his loving arms, giving you strength to bear this loss. May the soul of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, Rest In Peace.

  9. Leona and family,

    So very sorry to hear this sad news. Ralph was such a special person and admired by everyone. Love lives on in the many moments you’ll always treasure. Know God is holding you and your family in His care.
    Love to you all.
    Jane Bennett

  10. My Dear Friend, we are so shocked and saddened to hear of Ralph’s passing. I can’t begin to find the words of comfort needed, but know that our prayers are with you, LeAnn, Keith and Kristi as well as all those beautiful grandchildren who loved him dearly. I love you, Leona.

  11. My Dear Friend, we are so shocked and saddened to hear of Ralph’s passing. I can’t begin to find the words of comfort needed, but know that our prayers are with you, LeAnn, Keith and Kristi as well as all those beautiful grandchildren who loved him dearly. I love you, Leona.

  12. So hard to find words to express my heartfelt sympathy. Ralph ( Big R) was a wonderful person who was loved by all. He has left a beautiful legacy. I have such fond memories of him. Sending prayers for peace and comfort.

  13. Leona and Family,
    We are very sorry to hear of Ralph’s passing. Please accept our deepest sympathy. We pray that you find comfort, strength and peace during this time of sorrow.
    I cherish memories of our school years and Ralph’s kindness and support to others. I am especially thankful that we were able to see and speak to Ralph and you at our 60th SFA Reunion.
    We will keep you and LeAnn, Keith and Holly in our prayers.

    Johnny Dean and Virginia Restivo
    Fairfax, VA

  14. Dear Leona and family,
    I didn’t know Ralph was sick. I know that he is absent from that body and face to face with the Lord. I know you will miss him terribly, but will see him again one day. You and your family are in my prayers.
    Love, Florence

  15. Leona, I am o sad to hear of Ralph’s passing. He was just an all around great guy and you two were a perfect couple. I am praying for you and your family. I know that God will give you peace and comfort in your time of grief. Love to you and family.

  16. Leona and family. I am so very sorry to have read of Ralph’s passing. He was such an awesome guy. I enjoyed knowing him and having the chance to talk with him many times. My prayers for each of you to find peace and comfort in the knowledge that our Lord has taken Ralph into his arms.

  17. Dear Leona and family, my heart is breaking for all of you. Ralph was a very special person and will be missed by so many of us who have known him for so long. I know God will hold you all in His arms and give you peace. My thoughts and prayers are being lifted up now and through out the days ahead. I’m sending many hugs and much love! God bless you! Mo

  18. Mrs. Morgan,
    You and Mr. Morgan were such a large part of my younger life. I can’t look back at my childhood without having ya’ll in my memories. I recall and appreciate the efforts and time you both took to help my family after the passing of my father in 1976. Mr. Morgan was a great man, had a huge heart and raised a wonderful family. It has been years since I have seen him, but he and your family remain a monumental memory in my life. Be proud of the man he was and the legacy he leaves behind.
    Mike Hudson

  19. Ralph was my Friend! Though I moved away from Bryan in1973 we always remained close. He will always be with me in mind and never ever forgotten! I want to tell the Morgan family how much Carolyn & I loved Ralph and how special he was!!

    Loren & Carolyn DeMottier

  20. Bless your Hearts Miss Leona and Lea Ann— my heart aches for you both — what an AWESOME MAN— loved his Smile and His SWEETNESS.
    Nan Houdek Latimer

  21. I knew Ralph in the late 1950’s. We crossed paths multiple times. But he was one of those Bryan High School students, and I was from Consolidated, so we were not friends. When I returned to the area in 1974, we got to know each other much better. He was well known for his prowess and perfectionism in building homes. We were not close. In these later years I always enjoyed our random meetings, in restaurants, etc. He was a fine man. I know he will be greatly missed by his family and many close friends.

  22. Dear Leona and Family,
    I am very sorry for your loss. Ralph will be missed.
    I will never forget his kindness and wonderful Teddy Bear hugs. His smile was very comforting and generous, always welcoming. I will definitely miss Ralph.
    May the Lord God bless him in heaven and comfort you during this difficult time.
    We all loved him very much, and he will be cherished in our memories forever. ♥

Sign the Guestbook, Light a Candle


Due to the construction on S College Ave our facility is only accessible via Dellwood St. Please refer to this map for reference. Dellwood St can be accessed via Cavitt Ave and Texas Ave.

For more information, please visit the Bryan, TX website.