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Milton "Micky" Morper, Jr. - Faculty

Milton Clark "Micky" Morper, Jr. was born June 21, 1929, and died March 22, 2017. He was the son of Milton Clark Morper and Louise Walton Morper, and has two sisters, Cortlandt Morper Koonts and Charlotte Morper Hollingsworth. Milton was a life-long member of the Presbyterian Church. He graduated from Archer High School and the University of Florida with a Master's degree in Education.

After college, he taught a semester at Putnam High School in Palatka, and then served two years in the U.S. Army in Germany. Upon completion of his military service, he taught in Lafayette High School (Mayo) 1 year; Fletcher High School (Jacksonville Beach) 7 Years; Lakenheath High School (England) 2 years; Chateauroux High School (France) 1 year, Dreux High School (France) 1 1/2 years; Spangdahlem Jr. High School (Germany) 1 1/2 years; H.H Arnold High School (Germany) 4 years; Farragut High School (Spain) 10 years; Columbia High School (Lake City) 2 years; Columbia High School (Lake City) 9 years.

While assigned to Wiesbaden, Germany, he met the love of his life, Martha Cade. They were married in Geneva, Switzerland in 1970. After transferring to Rota, Spain, their son, Marshall Cade Morper was born.

The Morper family moved to Lake City in 1982, where Milton, (now known as Micky) completed his teaching career.

The funeral service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church in Lake City, Florida on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 11:00am with Rev. Kenneth L. Goodrich II officiating and assisted by Mr. James Montgomery. Interment will be at Laurel Hill Cemetery in Archer, Florida. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Bethlehem Presbyterian Church, 16976 SW 137th Ave. Archer, Florida 32618 or the Haven Hospice Suwannee Valley Care Center at 6037 W US Hwy 90, Lake City, FL 32055. Visitation with the family will be on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 from 5-7pm at the funeral home.

Arrangements are under the direction of GATEWAY-FOREST LAWN FUNERAL HOME, 3596 S US Hwy 441, Lake City. 386-752-1954 Please leave words of comfort for the family at www.gatewayforestlawn.com

Gainesville Sun, The (Florida)
Date: Tuesday, March 28, 2017