Parker Morgan Obituary, Death : Parker Jeffrey Morgan of Kennewick, Washington, passed away peacefully on March 6th at 1:15 a.m. surrounded by his loving family. He fought a relentless, incurable cancer with unsurpassed positivity, grit, and faith.
Parker Morgan was born in Kennewick, WA on May 30th, 2000 to Jeff and Chrissy Morgan and was the best little brother to Tyler, Sarah, and Bradley.
“PJ” was a happy, kind, obedient boy who spread light and love to all who came in contact with him. HE LOVED LIFE. He loved his family deeply. They enjoyed so many fun times together, whether it was just everyday life, or going on family vacations, boating on the river, or playing games.
His favorite thing to do was to travel. He took full advantage of his mom’s flight benefits where he got to go all around the world. His all-time favorite place was the North Shore of Oahu where his brothers live. He loved the beach, skydiving, hiking, and exploring anything a new country or culture had to offer. Parker was always outgoing, making more friends along the way.
As a kid, Parker played soccer and dabbled with other sports, but he discovered a hidden talent for hurdles while he was in middle school. He was athletic and fast, and with hard work and great coaches, he went to State every year for Kamiakin High School.
He spread his light on the team by being positive and encouraging to his teammates. He landed a Division 1 track scholarship at Utah Valley University and made the travel team as a freshman.
He loved the college life. He worked hard, studied hard, and played hard. He was pursuing a degree in business. He made friends easily in many diverse social circles, spreading his light wherever he went. He loved to entertain and invite. He was inclusive and interested—always up to have fun. He had a way of making everyone feel like they were his best friend. He was a good listener, gave the best hugs and offered sincere compliments.
Parker spread his light by serving others. As a young teenager, he spent his summers volunteering with Partners & Pals at the Arc. He raised his own money to go on a humanitarian trip in Fiji to build bathrooms. He did humanitarian dentistry in Central America with his dad.
He was an Eagle Scout. And best of all, he was called to serve the Lord on a 2-year mission for his church in Norway.
Little did we know that his mission would be different. Shortly after his mission call, he was diagnosed with an aggressive bone cancer in his scapula. He endured numerous surgeries and unfathomable pain, but he still managed to spread light, love and positivity. He was a brave, kind, and grateful patient during his fight.
Parker had a testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ. He relied on prayer and inspiration to carry him through his life, and especially through his difficult battle with cancer. He never lost faith or gave up hope. He knew he was going to be released from his pain to live with his Savior.
It was 2 years and 1 day from his mission call to the day he passed away—the day he Returned Home with Honor.
We are celebrating Parker’s amazing life this week. All are welcome to join.
A Viewing will be held on Thursday, March 10, 2022, 5-8 pm Hillcrest Funerals and Cremation, 9353 W. Clearwater, Kennewick, WA. Funeral Services on Friday, March 11, 2022, ~ 12 pm. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 515 S. Union St., Kennewick, WA.
Visitation and a Video will follow after the service.
We will also be sharing a Zoom link to the service on Facebook/Instagram.
In lieu of flowers, we feel there is no better way to honor Parker’s valiant “mission” than to make a contribution to the General Missionary Fund of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.