Morgan W. Wayson Sr., a businessman and retired contractor in Lothian, died of cancer Monday at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was 78 and was living in the Owensville home where he was born.
Services for Mr. Wayson will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Christ Episcopal Church, 220 Owensville Road, West River.
He retired about five years ago as a partner in Hopkins and Wayson, a general contracting company he helped start in 1944. He remained an owner of Wayson's Bingo and Wayson's Restaurant and Mobile Home Park, both at Wayson's Corner in the Lothian area.
Mr. Wayson was a former member of the vestry of Christ Episcopal Church.
He is survived by his wife, the former Mary Hopkins; a son, Morgan W. Wayson Jr. of West River; two daughters, Mary Lou Waller and Diane W. Groves, both of Friendship; a brother, Eugene W. Wayson of West River; a sister, Ella W. Welch of Lothian; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.