Conen Morgan, a Garner High School class of 99 alumni unexpectedly died in a boating accident on Monday, May 2023. Morgan passed away after being involved in beaufort boating accident. Friends, family, and loved ones have paid tributes to Conen Morgan across social media platforms. The details of the incident are yet to be released.
Conen Morgan was a managing partner at Longleaf Agency, he earned BS, in Computer Science at the North Carolina State University.
Gwen Wilkins, Nash County Commissioner released a statement following Conen Morgan’s passing;
Awoke this morning to disturbing & heartbreaking news. Conen Morgan (another one of a number who I’ve dubbed “son” over the years), political strategist & close confident from my very active days in the State Party, passed away in a boating accident in Beaufort. Trying to wrap my head around this news right now.
As William H. Clayton II so eloquently stated this morning, “He was engaged in fighting oppressive politics and policy. He was moving the needle. He was passionate about the quality of life for ALL people and his politics stemmed from this. There are some deaths that will have you looking up to God with the “side-eye”! THIS is definitely one. Thankfully I understand that God is not intimidated with our “side-eye”! So, somehow in faith I trust God, even when I do not understand God”.
To his wife, family & all who knew & loved him, hang tough. We’ll see him, again, one day on the other side.
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Garner H.S. Class Of 99 Facebook group wrote, “Class of 99. I am at a loss for words. Conen Morgan has passed away. Please keep his wife and family in your prayers at this time. If I hear or if you do about funeral arrangements, please post to this page. Conen was an incredible leader and an even better person.”
Related Post; One person dead, 3 hurt after boat capsizes on Jordan Lake
At Jordan Lake on Friday, a boating accident resulted in one fatality and three injuries. A boating mishap at the Farrington Point access location off of Farrington Point Road in Chatham County was reported to North Carolina Wildlife at around 2:00 p.m.
A boat that overturned had four persons in it. One man was pronounced deceased at UNC Hospitals after the four were admitted there.
The men were out fishing when they saw the weather was becoming choppy and turned toward the boat ramp. The cause of the boat capsizing is unknown to the authorities.
The extent of the injuries of the other three men wasn’t immediately known.