In Loving Memory of

Shawn Vinson Morgan

08/04/1977 - 06/09/2013

Shawn Vinson Morgan, 35, of Fairbanks, died on Sunday, June 9th, 2013 at his home.  Shawn was born in Tampa, FL on August 4, 1977 to Tommy and Debra Kay Morgan.  He moved to Gainesville at a young age and has spent the rest of his life here.

Shawn Graduated from Gainesville High School in 1994 and worked as an Air Conditioning repair technician for Newman’s Heating and Air.  He loved hunting, mudding, karaoke and four wheeling.  He was a fun loving country boy.

Shawn is survived by his two kids Trent Clemmons and Kylie Morgan, which he loved very much.  He is also survived by his mother Debra Kay Rippee of Minnesota, a sister Jennifer Conner ( Ryan), His grandmother Gretchen Brethorst, Aunt’s Shirley Poindexter, Jane Mann (Eddie ), Cathy Lawson(Virgil), Reatha Brooks, Gloria Craig, Karen Tomcheck(Larry),  and Uncle’s Mike and John Brethorst.

A funeral service for Mr. Morgan will be held on Friday, June 14, 2013 at 4:00pm at the Forest Meadows Funeral Home Chapel, 725 NW 23rd Ave, Gainesville, FL  32609. There will be a visitation one hour prior to the service at 3:00pm

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26 Responses

  1. Lewis Camacho at · Reply

    Our deepest condolences on the loss of your loved one.

    Lewis Camacho and Juan Menendez
    Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital

  2. Kristina and Allen Carlstrom at · Reply

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  3. Robyn Hanscom at · Reply

    I am so sorry for your great loss. My thoughts and prayers have been with you.

    Best, Robyn Hanscom RN in EP

  4. Tiffany Pons at · Reply

    Shawn was a wonderful fun loving man. He was always trying to make you laugh and would always go out of his way to help a friend.
    With this being said Shawn will greatly be missed by his friends and family.
    My deepest condolences to his daughter Kylie and Aunt Shirley who he adored, along with many other family members.
    May you rest easy my friend. I will always value the years we spent together. I will always miss you. Until then I love you.
    Warm regards,
    Tiffany Pons

  5. Pam Shirk at · Reply

    My thoughts and prayers go out to the loved ones he left behind. I will be praying especially for Trent and Kylie as they lay their dad to rest. May God hold them and provide them with peace and comfort. Rest in peace, Shawn!

  6. Kim Ice at · Reply

    Shawn was an amazing father and friend. He went out of his way to help anyone but when it came to luck he seemed to have a run of bad. The years we spent together there wasn’t a day that went by that he didn’t mention how much he missed his dad. My deepest condolences for Trent, Kylie, Aunt Shirley, and the rest of the family. May you now rest peacefully friend!! Gone way to young but never will be forgotten!!

    Love Always,

  7. Mary Rippee and Alisa & Mike Flynn at · Reply

    Our heartfelt sympathy to Debbie, Jennifer, Kylie and Trent. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Shawn ~
    You have left this world before your time. May you be at peace and know how much you are loved and will be missed ~

  8. Susan Banner at · Reply

    Ptayets to the family, I am do sorry for your loss.

  9. Susan Banner at · Reply

    Prayers to the family…

  10. Evelyn Holderman at · Reply

    I am so sorry for your heartbreaking loss. You are loved.

  11. Alvin & Amy at · Reply

    Shawn will always be missed in our hearts and the get togethers that he shared among so many of us. Rest peacefully my friend and may God be among his family and friends!

  12. Deb Murray (EP) at · Reply

    Debbie, I was so sorry to hear about your son. I just can’t even imagine how hard it must be. Prayers for peace and a great big hug for you and your family.

  13. Linda Pagliuca at · Reply

    To the Family & friends : of Shawn I just found out about your lost. My thought’s and prayers go out to you all > He was a Great person > wow Can’t believe he is gone
    But I know he will never be forgotten < Thinking of you all. Just know he loved you all
    I am glad I got to know you Shawn and watch you grow up !
    Sincerely Linda Pagliuca

  14. Elaine Kelash at · Reply


    I was so sorry to hear about your son. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Take care,
    love, elaine

  15. Jill Trussell at · Reply

    Dear Debbie,

    May your wonderful memories of Shawn carry you through this difficult time. I know Jim met Shawn in heaven and is showing him around.

    Love you,


  16. Jeremy and Kristina Parrish at · Reply

    Shawn was a friend we wish we could have said we’d known for years. But as fate would have it things didn’t quite work out that way. Though our friendship was not near the length we had wished it to be. It will forever be one that we will charish dear to our hearts. For the time we spent with Shawn he became not just an acquaintance or just another friend he became someone we could trust love and care for he became family.
    Shawn you’ll forever be loved and missed. My sincere regards to those he left behind especially his son may God heal your breaking heart and just no this is not goodbye forever only ill see on the other side.

  17. Sonya Burrell at · Reply

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


  18. Sarah at · Reply

    Still in shock… I pray that you are finally at peace and have found your special place. Will remember you always Shawnie. Xoxo

  19. Dolly Henley at · Reply

    My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Shawn….
    I am so sorry for your loss…..
    Shawn touched the lives of so many and he will be greatly missed by eveyone especially by me and my family..
    We now have our own special gaurdian angel to watch over us and guide us…
    We love you Shawn and may you finally be at peace…

    Until we meet again….
    Your friend ………

  20. Aquilla Griggs at · Reply

    May you finally be in Peace brother….

  21. Carole Haire at · Reply

    To family and friends…

    My heart goes out to each and every one of yall…
    Shawn was a wonderful young man and meant alot to me and my family…
    He will greatly missed!!!
    May the lord give us the strenght and guidence we need to get through this terrible time…

    We love you Shawn and may you REST IN PEACE!!!!!

  22. Brenda Edwards at · Reply

    Jen, Shirley, Debbie and Tracy, My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I know there is a void that can not be filled but rest assured he is with Tommy and I know without a doubt he is happy now. He will be greatly missed but never forgotten. Love you always.

  23. Judy L. at · Reply

    Dear Family,
    Death is a very sad thing to deal with. Especially if we don’t know anything about it. Did you know Jesus compared death as to sleeping?(JOHN 11:11-13)
    The Bible also brings out there is no better or safer place to be than in God’s
    memory. And when the time comes His son Jesus will call them out of the memorial tombs; JOHN 5:28,29; And bring them back to life in perfect health on a paradise earth. PSALMS 37:11; What such comfort the Bible can bring! Sincerely Yours, Judy L.

  24. cathy lawson at · Reply

    Shawn, May you Rest in Peace until we All met Again, you will be missed…My Thoughts and Prayers are with you Debbie, Jenn, Trent and Kayla Love Aunt Cathy

  25. Gary McKinnell AKA DJ Gary at · Reply

    I just came across this. Really sorry to hear he went at such a young age.
    He’s now with Tommy GOD Bless them both.

  26. Cassie Brooks at · Reply

    You were liked by almost everyone and the ones who didnt like you were runnin anyways. You didnf take no crap but you sure were a loving man! I often think about comin over to ya’lls house at uncle tommy’s as a little girl. I miss how things were then. I hope you give your daddy a lecture and a swift kick in the butt,when you see him. And I hope he gives you one back. I miss you and uncle Tommy so much. You are dearly missed

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