December 7, 1917 ~ April 10, 2019

Born in: McDowell County, NC
Resided in: Fairview, NC

Garland Richard Morgan, 101, of Fairview, died Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at his residence.

Born in McDowell County to the late Charles L. and Nancy Marlowe Morgan, he worked at Beacon Mfg. but spent most of his life as a saw mill operator and farmer. He was a WWII veteran of the US Air Force, serving as a military policeman. He is preceded in death by son, Randy; grandchild, Tina, as well as all his siblings.

Survivors include his wife of seventy-one years, Margaret Keever Morgan; son, Tony Morgan (Kathy) of Fairview; three daughters, Doris Styles of Fairview, Wanda Morgan and Sandy Kennedy (Ken) of Swannanoa; six grandchildren; nine great grandchildren and one great, great grandchild.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at Laurel Springs Missionary Baptist Church of which he was a charter member. Rev. David Blackwelder will officiate and burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

Memorials may be made to Care Partners Hospice, P.O. Box 25338, Asheville, NC, 28813.

Groce Funeral Home on Tunnel Road is assisting the family and the online memorial is available at


Funeral Service: April 14, 2019 3:00 pm

Laurel Springs Miss. Baptist Church
677 Morgan Hill Rd.
Fairview, NC 28730

Visitation: April 14, 2019 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Laurel Springs Miss. Baptist Church
677 Morgan Hill Rd.
Fairview, NC 28730

Graveside Service:

Laurel Springs Miss. Baptist Church
677 Morgan Hill Rd.
Fairview, NC 28730

Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home on Tunnel Road
856 Tunnel Rd.
Asheville, NC 28805


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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Garland Richard Morgan's name.

Care Partners Hospice

68 Sweeten Creek Rd. #A
Asheville, NC 28803

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  1. Mr. Morgan’s roots went deep in Fairview, as did my Dad’s, who was four years younger (Francis Huntley). They were both in the Air Force and protected our country in its hour of need. We should all hope for such a long and satisfying life. My deepest sympathy to the family and friends. May you have eternal rest, Mr. Morgan.

  2. Sandra: Thought and prayers for you and your family. What a life! My dad was also a veteran of the USAF. I pray all goes well in the coming days.

  3. So sorry for the loss of your dad, may God give you all peace in knowing you will see him again one day and you can celebrate again. May you also have peace in knowing he is in Heaven. God bless you all.

  4. Doris,
    So very sorry for your loss. I know what you’re going through as I lost my Dad some time back. Just know that he is a better place now with God and watching over us. If I can help in any way just let me know.
    Your Friend Tony

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