RANDOLPH, N.Y. - James W. Morgan, 83, of the Randolph Manor, Randolph, formerly of Route 241, Conewango, and of Freedom, N.Y., passed away Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, in WCA Hospital in Jamestown.
Jim was born Dec. 29, 1929, in Freedom, N.Y., the son of the late, Ernest D. and Agnes Currie Morgan. He was a 1947 graduate of Arcade Central School and was a sixyear active member of the school's 4H and FFA programs. Jim received the 4H Soil Conservation award his senior year and attended the 4H Congress in Chicago. Through his active years with the Wyoming County 4H, Jim was a wellknown animal judge and supporter of 4H and FFA.
For many years Mr. Morgan worked the family 320acre dairy farm in Freedom and upon its closing in the mid1960s, moved to Randolph, where he worked on the Roger Porter Dairy Farm for over 15 years until Mr. Porter sold the farm and moved to Florida. Jim then worked for a farm in Little Valley for one year until he was hired as head milk man for Beavers Dairy Farm in Randolph until his retirement. Following retirement, Jim was active transporting the Amish and was a volunteer dog walker for the Humane Society on Strunk Road in Jamestown.
Mr. Morgan was a member of the First Baptist Church of Randolph, where he was a deacon. He will always be remembered as a hard worker and good friend to the Amish.
He is survived by his caregivers John and Carolyn Congdon of Randolph, and six nieces and nephews: Morgan Smith, Nancy Tsurumaki, Barbara Johnson, Audrey Watson, Donna Long and Carol Vaci. He was preceded in death by his siblings: Andrew Morgan, Ellen Morgan and Joan Smith.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday (Nov. 14, 2013) in the First Baptist Church of Randolph. Visitation will be one hour prior. The Rev. Kenneth Schultz, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in the Freedom Cemetery, Freedom, N.Y. Arrangements are entrusted to the VanRensselaer & Son Funeral Home, Randolph. Memorials may be sent to the First Baptist Church of Randolph, 39 Main St., Randolph, NY. Condolences can be sent by logging onto; www.vanrensselaerandsonfuneralhome.com.