John G. Morgan, 87, of Martinez, Georgia, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 12, 2023, surrounded by his loving family.
Born on February 23, 1935, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he is also known by his family and friends as Jack.
On April 27, 1957, he married the love of his life, the late Peggy Morgan.
John had a distinguished 29 year career in the Armed Forces which included two tours in Vietnam where he served as a Medic. During his tour in the Panama Canal Zone, Republic of Panama, he served as a U.S. Army Special Forces Green Beret. John retired from the military as a Command Sergeant Major, reaching the most senior enlisted member of a battalion, the second highest enlisted rank in the United States Army. John was a great American Hero.
After his retirement, John was employed by Columbia County Engineers, in Columbia County Georgia, as an Inspector for 20 years. He was voted Employee of the Year.
He is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Peggy; his parents, David and Annette Morgan; and his older brother, David Morgan, and David’s wife, Rose.
Survivors include his four daughters, Annette Allmond, Peggy Bentley, Kathy (Tom) Futey, and Barbara Reynolds; his grandchildren, Megan Bentley, Zachery Starrett, Blair Bentley, Erin (Josh) Deeg, Kathryn (Jeremiah) Parish, Christine Reynolds (Jordan), Rico Reynolds Jr., and Barrett Allmond; and two great-grandchildren, Avery and River.
John was a loving Husband, Father, Brother, Uncle, Grandfather, Great-Grandfather, and cherished friend, well known for his humor, kindness, humility, and generosity, and he will be greatly missed.
The best advice he loved to give after every phone call or visit was "Watch Out for Snakes."
A memorial service will be held at 1:30pm on Saturday, February 18, 2023, at Bicentennial Chapel (Bldg 28414, Brainard Ave) in Fort Gordon, Georgia.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.