John Harvey Morgan III, of Salem and Bedford, died on Monday, March 25, 2013, along with his wife, Jessica Harman Morgan, as a result of a tragic fire in a mobile home in Pulaski County. John was born on April 27, 1971, in Roanoke, to the late John Harvey Morgan Jr., of Bedford, and the late Catherine Minnix Morgan, of Salem. He was also predeceased by a brother, Michael Morgan.
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He is survived by two daughters, Samantha Morgan of Vinton, and Amber Morgan of Roanoke, and one brother, Joseph (Jody) Morgan, of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; also extended family, aunts, Donna Holdren Wilkes, of Appomattox, Shirley Holdren Dooley of Bedford, and Gloria Holdren Patton, of Salem.
John's greatest gifts left on this earth were his two beautiful daughters, Samantha and Amber Morgan.
Serenity Prayer: God grant me the strength to accept the things I cannot change, to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Burial was held previously in Oakwood Cemetery, Bedford, Va. Arrangements by Burch Messier Funeral Home, Bedford, Va.
Published in Roanoke Times on Apr. 7, 2013