Joe Almond Morgan MD

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Joe Almond Morgan, MD died at age 78 on Sunday, June 11, 2017, at 7:23 pm at St. Anthony Hospital in Lakewood, Colorado during a vacation in Colorado. His work as a renowned Orthopedic surgeon -- which he practiced until he was 76 years old -- was paralleled by his love of his family and his sense of adventure. His happiness came from having his family experience the world with him, whether they were all deep-sea fishing off the Gulf Coast, riding motorcycles throughout Europe and the U.S., or sailing in the Mediterranean Sea. He loved spending time with his family and sharing in all of his grandchildren's endeavors and spending time with his dog Louis. He had just returned from a sailing trip in the Greek Islands with his wife and daughter and her family in late May before he left for his motorcycle trip to Colorado with his son four days later. His family loved him dearly and will miss him. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frances Almond Morgan and Joseph Atkinson Morgan. He is survived by his wife, Lynn Stander Morgan, to whom he was married for 55 years; daughter, Julie Morgan Hubbell, and husband Michael Roy "Mickey" Hubbell; son David Scott Morgan and his fiancée Jodey Acosta; six grandchildren, Regan, Michael and Matthew Hubbell and Joseph, Janie, and Julianne Morgan, all of Baton Rouge; sister, Judy and her husband, Dr. Joseph Chiapella, of Chico, California; brother John Morgan and his wife, Cathy, of Slidell, Louisiana. He was born November 2, 1938 in Jacksonville, Texas and was reared in Wood River, Illinois until he moved with his family to Chalmette, Louisiana where he attended high school, and then attended Louisiana Tech for college. Dr. Morgan received his Medical Degree from LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans and completed an internship at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee. He was a U.S. Army Captain and combat physician in Vietnam. He completed his Orthopedic Residency at Baylor University in Houston, Texas and completed a fellowship in Hand Surgery at the University of Louisville in 1971. He was certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery in 1973 and practiced as a member of The Bone and Joint Clinic of Baton Rouge as an Orthopedic surgeon specializing in surgery of the hand for over forty years. In 1989, he was board certified in Surgery of the Hand, the first year the test was given. He also served as Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery at Baton Rouge General Medical Center. He was recognized as one of the Best Doctors in America® 2011-2014. He was a member of American Society for Surgery of the Hand. He organized and led a hand surgery journal club in Baton Rouge for many years. Pallbearers will be David Scott Morgan, Michael Roy "Mickey" Hubbell, Michael Morgan Hubbell, Joseph Scott Morgan, Matthew Roy Hubbell, and Nicholas Kyle Baldwin. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Alan J. Ostrowe, Dr. William F. Hagemann, and his Amigos Riding Group: L.J. Hymel, F.G. LeBlanc, Tony Cochran, and Randy Brunson. Visitation will be held at Rabenhorst Funeral Home, 825 Government St. on Friday, June 16, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm and at Christ Covenant Church, 1700 Lee Drive on Saturday, June 17, at 9:00 am until Funeral Service at 11:00 am. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, 4045 North Street in Baton Rouge.
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from June 14 to June 17, 2017