He was born Sept. 22, 1948, in Brazil, to Reeve and Iona (O'Hern) Morlan.
Mr. Morlan graduated from Van Buren High School with the class of 1966. He married Sandra Hargis Dec. 11, 1966. Following high school he worked for Union Carbide in Indianapolis and then Arktex Clay Plant in Brazil until beginning his career at the Putnamville Correctional Facility in January 1971. Following retirement in 2003, he worked as a bartender at Hunter's Lounge and East Side Tavern. In his free time he enjoyed playing golf, watching his favorite NASCAR driver Ricky Rudd, Atlanta Braves baseball and spending time with his grandchildren. He also enjoyed working with the South Putnam Junior High Football Team, umpiring with Putnam County little league baseball teams, coaching his children's ball teams and volunteering with Cub Scout and Brazil Head Start. He was a member of the Moose, American Legion and the Order of the Eagles.
He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Amanda Arlene Morlan, brothers: Donald Morlan, Howard Faye Morlan and Kenneth Dale Morlan and a sister Carolyn June Morlan, nephew Stephen Morlan, brother-in-law Ron Batchelor.
Survivors include his son Brent Edward Morlan and Margaret Shorter, Brazil and daughter Kelly Denise Price, Brazil, grandchildren Clayton Vaughn Morlan, Jacob Price, Jessica Demere, Joseph Price, and Kassidy Price, uncle Dale O'Hern, Somerset, Ky., two brothers Ronald Morlan and wife Juanita, Brazil, Gilbert Morlan, Terre Haute, and a sister Sharon Batchelor, Brazil, mother of his children and close friend Sandra Morlan, Science Hill, Ky., as well as many nieces, nephews and extended family members.
Services will be at French Funeral Home Monday, Oct. 13, 2008, at 11 a.m., with Pastor Randy Dragan officiating. Burial will follow at Calcutta Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home Sunday from 4-8 p.m.
Visit www.frenchfuneralhome.com to light a candle in his memory.