James Gary Morgan, 67 of Moneta, is walking in greener pastures with his Lord by his side. He left this earth on Saturday, July 28, 2012 at Lewis Gale Medical Center. He was born on Saturday, July 21, 1945 in Bedford Co., a son of Laura Manning Hicks Morgan of Moneta and the late James Nicholas Morgan. He was retired from the Vinton Police Department and worked part-time with the Roanoke Sheriffs Department. He loved farming and enjoyed spending time with family. He was also a member of Morgans Baptist Church. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Bertie Perdue Morgan; a daughter, Tara Morgan Sheets and husband, Grayson Todd of Huddleston; two step-daughters, Lisa G. Crotts and husband, W. G. of Salem, Tracy Perdue of Pigeon Forge, TN; a step-son, Shannon Wheeler and wife, Jennifer of Thaxton, six grandchildren, Ashley, Allison, Brooke, Emma, Grayson and Griffin; a sister, Caroll Gross; two nephews, Nicky Leftwich, Patrick Gross as well as many special friends and cousins. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the American Cancer Society, 2316 Atherholt Road, Lynchburg, 24501. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at 11 am at Morgans Baptist Church with Rev. Rick Mallory officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Bedford.