Deacon David Wesley ("Tank") Moragne, Sr.

June 20, 1948 ~ June 29, 2022 (age 74)


It is with deep sympathy, we announce the passing of Deacon David Wesley "Tank" Moragne, Sr., of Gadsden, Alabama, who traded time for eternity on Wednesday, June 29, 2022, at the age of 74.  We ask that you please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

David Wesley Moragne was born on June 20, 1948, in Marytown, WV to David Wesley Perry and Jessie Pearl McCall. He was educated in the Attalla City School System, where he graduated from Norris High School class of 1967. He was noted for being an exceptional linebacker on the football team. He was forever marked by the name "Tank" because he always ran over his opponents. 

After graduating, "Tank" enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. He completed a tour of duty in Vietnam in 1967-68 after his tour of duty he was honorably discharged. After being discharged he continued his comradery and community servitude with the local Glencoe VFW Post #5102. 

David attended Gadsden State Community College where he obtained a degree in automotive repair. He used this to refurbish many cars in his day. He also obtained a degree in Christian Studies from the Wills Creek District Seminary. He used this to aid in his service to the upbuilding of God's Kingdom as he served as Chairman of the Deacon Board at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Tyson Burwell. Deacon Moragne was very serious about winning souls and teaching others to live for Christ.

Deacon Moragne was a blessing to not only the body of Christ but to all those in the community. He was handy at remodeling houses and helping with Community Actions by helping those in need with whatever supplies or groceries they needed. He was also known to be an avid collector of "things", especially antiques. He enjoyed this because it was not just a hobby of his, but it was also a way he could come to the aid of others with whatever things they were in need of as well.

On June 18, 2010, Deacon Moragne took a vow to love, honor, and cherish Shelia Pogue Cooper in sickness and health until death did they part. This new union blended a family of seven children. God endowed him to honor that vow for twelve years and eleven days until trading his mortal body for a glorified body on Wednesday, June 29, 2022.  He then joined his parents, David Wesley Perry, Bethel, and Jessie Pearl McCall Moragne; siblings, Willie Moragne, Elaine Williams, Brenda Joyce Moragne, Althea Moragne Ray, and Denise Moragne.

Those left to cherish his many precious memories are his loving and devoted wife of twelve years, Shelia Moragne, Gadsden, AL; five children, David (Michelle) Moragne, Jr., Richmond, KY, Antrina Patrick, Attalla, AL Jacquline Frazier, Detroit, MI, Terrance (Shanandria) Cooper, Montgomery, AL, Mia Cooper, Attalla, AL; step-children, James (Zodia) Hill, Gaberial Hill, and Phadera Hill; chosen children, Doreni Flemming, Birmingham, AL, Steven (Lisa) Boley, Attalla, AL,; fourteen grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; five siblings, Jimmy C. (Karen) Moragne, Sylvester (Janice) Moragne, both of Attalla, AL, Johnetta (Donald) Scales, Gadsden, AL, Robbie (James) Palmore, Attalla, AL, Denise Atkins (WillIe) Perry, CT; brother and sister-in-law, Willie (Janet) Sutton, McDonough, GA, Exie Ann (Homer) Woods, Decatur, GA; special friends, Frank (Janica) Cash, Trussville, AL, Robert (Shirley) Glasby, Macker Carnegie, Thomas Marbury, all of Attalla, AL, Josh Nelson, Oneonta, AL, Billie (Yolanda) LaCount, Gadsden, AL, Andrea Cooper, and Glen Williams; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. 

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July 2, 2022

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Adams-Buggs Funeral Service ~ Etowah Chapel
401 N. 9th Street
Gadsden, AL 35901

Celebration of Life
July 3, 2022

1:00 PM
Friendship Missionary Baptist Church - Attalla
709 3rd St NW
Attalla, Alabama 35954

July 5, 2022

11:45 AM
Alabama National Cemetery-Montevallo
3133 Hwy 119
Montvallo, AL 35115

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