Morgan Dudley Harvey, a Master Plumber, gentleman farmer, serial entrepreneur, and aspiring raconteur and philosopher, died January 21, 2022 on his beef cattle and pine tree farm in Monroe County, Georgia.
Morgan is survived by his wife, Nancy; his children, Justin (Emily) and Ansley (Donny); his sister, Alison; and his grandchildren, Tristan, Libby, Camden, and Ryals. He is predeceased by his brother, Daniel; his father, Harold; and his mother, Rosemary.
Morgan was born into the wild, sub-tropical forests of Central Florida on May 28, 1953 as it existed before Walt Disney ruined it. In the outskirts of Orlando he waterskied, broke horses, trapped alligators, tag-team wrestled the neighbor boys along with his brother, terrorized his sister, learned to love books and western movies, learned to tell tall tales, defied every authority figure placed in his way, and developed a steely determination that would come to define everything about him.
Morgan begrudgingly attended Mercer University at his parents’ insistence, but could only tolerate it for one year before leaving to create his own path. Fortunately for him, Nancy Cole, a beautiful sophomore also from Orlando, was in attendance and she agreed to join him on his journey. Together, they created a successful plumbing business and amassed a large, beautiful farm in southwestern Monroe County where Morgan could practice his favorite hobbies of cattle raising, horseback riding, gardening, complaining about the government, and waxing on enthusiastically about politics, religion, medicine, the law, the weather, current events, great literature, pulp fiction, space travel, theoretical physics, American history, world history, and just about anything else that happened to cross his mind. Most importantly to Morgan, that farm was also where he and Nancy raised two children with the ability and the obligation to take care of themselves, to take care of the people around them, and to make this world a better place.
The family will greet visitors at Monroe County Memorial Chapel on January 28, 2022 from 5pm-7pm and will hold a celebration of life on January 29, 2022 at 3pm at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church in Smarr.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Mary Persons FFA Alumni 122 Abares Rd Forsyth, GA 31029 (501c3) or an organization of your choice.
Monroe County Memorial Chapel has charge of arrangements