Robert Edward Morgans, aka “Rob,” "Bob,” "RobBob," "Preacher," was called to his heavenly home on Saturday, July 28, 2018. Rob was born in Cirencester, England, in 1940. He came to the United States with his parents and brother when he was 13 years old.
Rob lived a life of service beginning with the United States Air Force. Settling in Merritt Island, Florida, in 1978, he became an established member of the local business community as the owner and president of Cocoa Beach Plumbing in Cocoa Beach, Florida, for 25 years. Upon retiring from his plumbing business, he continued to serve the community as a chaplain with the Health First Hospital System and as a chaplain with the Brevard County Sheriff's Department. He was a founding member of Calvary Chapel Merritt Island, where he actively, enthusiastically, and lovingly served his church family.
Rob loved to travel and explore; he was an outdoorsman, gardener, animal lover, nature lover, craftsman, and lover of all things tools, tractors, heavy equipment, and things that go. He especially loved the mountains and his second home in Colorado, where he would spend time with his daughter and three grandchildren, the apples of his eyes. Rob proudly became a naturalized citizen in 2010.
He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Melanie Morgans; sons, Robert Morgans, of Altamonte Springs, Florida, and Timothy Morgans, of Merritt Island, Florida; step-son, John Mason, of Altamonte Springs, Florida; daughter, April Morgans and grandchildren, Luke, Zane, and Olivia Morgans, of Green Mountain Falls, Colorado; nephew Russ Morgans and niece Martine Brady, of Smithfield, Rhode Island; sister-in-law, Jennifer Rafferty, of Orlando, Florida; and his faithful canine companion, Buster.
A memorial service in honor of Rob will be held on Saturday, August 4, 2018, at 3:00 p.m., at Calvary Chapel Merritt Island, located at 3500 North Courtenay Parkway, Merritt Island, Florida, with a reception following. For those who may be unable to attend in person, the service will be live streamed from Calvary Chapel Merritt Island’s website at the following link: https://www.ccmerrittisland.org/
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Calvary Chapel Merritt Island Youth Building Fund: https://www.ccmerrittisland.org/
Hospice of Health First:
We both mourn his loss and yet rejoice that he is with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and we look forward to the day we will meet again.