Funeral services were held Friday, December 31st for well-known Mariana businessman Zack Morgan who was stabbed to death on Christmas Eve.
Several hundred people gathered in Marianna Friday to pay their last respects to 58-year-old Zechariah Morgan, a man some folks say will never be forgotten.
Marie Morgan-Green, sister of Zack Morgan says, "This is a big loss because he was one of the pioneers among the siblings that always looked forward to pulling the family together.
She goes on to say, "He was very hard-working man, family oriented. He loved his family and his children so it's very devastating."
Friend of the family Charlie Brown says, "When you got a friendship with Zack Morgan you got a friend - and it was a true friend."
Investigators say on the eve of Christmas, Antone McMillian and Marvin Cannon attacked Morgan and his friend Sean Neel. Neel was wounded but was able to get away.
Morgan, was not so lucky , he was stabbed 35 times. Within two days, both McMillian and Cannon were in custody.
Though this was a homegoing service for Zack Morgan, many folks say it was also a celebration. And many came to pay tribute to a man they say truly impacted not only his community, but the world.
Florida Senator Al Lawson says, "I consider him as a very good friend and someone that the community is gonna really, really miss. I mean everyone knew Zack. Zack was the kind of person that you really liked."
Isiah Morgan says he and his family will always remember Zack as a man who was the epitome of a family guy.
He says, "We thank God that Sheriff Young did a super job in catching the perpetrator and we're hoping that he get the max."
Isaiah Morgan says the family has set up a scholarship to give to high school students each year in remembrance of his brother.
The two suspects in the case remain in jail without bond.
See [UPDATE] Second Suspect Arrested in Gadsden Co. Murder for the original story.
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