John Acree Morgan

Published 1:15 pm Friday, January 5, 2024

Dr. John Acree Morgan, born April 28, 1926, passed away on December 29, 2023 at his home.

He is survived by his sister, 2 nieces and 2 nephews. In addition to his loving family, his longevity is attributed to devotion from care givers, a trainer, and a business partner. He predeceased by his parents and brother.

In the 1930’s, Dr. Morgan diligently saved his allowance money to see every new movie at the Fairfax Theatre. He also pursued and achieved becoming an eagle scout. At school he excelled at history. In the 1940’s he joined the army and began dentistry. In the 1950’s, he toured every state. On weekends he went to high school football, college football and basketball games. Sundays began with worship followed by a family gathering and meal.

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Over the next several decades, Dr. Morgan traveled the world… literally from the North Pole to the South Pole. Accompanying him on a trip was a mixture of thrill and endurance, because sleeping and eating were secondary to capturing the sights on film. In cities he would attend musicals and then go from night club to night club until the jazz musicians stopped playing. All of these activities were suspended each Christmas for time to be spent with his family. He worked Christmas eve and into the early hours of Christmas day to prepare gifts. He placed wreaths at the graves of people who most influenced his life: his parents, a teacher, a school superintendent, and a scout master.

Dr. Morgan made friends all around the globe. If you were his friend, there was NOTHING that he wouldn’t do for you. He lived by a simple creed that he would never do anything to disappoint his parents. He will be remembered as a father figure, the best of friends, a loving brother and loving uncle.

A private burial will be held in his honor.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to First Baptist Church Columbus, GA.

Those wishing to share a condolence or remembrance with the family may do so by visiting www.shlagrange.com.

Arrangements are entrusted to Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, 1010 Mooty Bridge Road, LaGrange, GA 30240, and can be reached at (706) 884-8636.