Celebrating the life of

Samuel Hill Morgan, Jr.

Passed away on February 15, 2020

Samuel Hill Morgan, Jr.

Samuel Hill Morgan, Jr. was born in Savannah, Georgia on January 20, 1944 at the Telfair Hospital, son of Samuel H. Morgan and Holley S. Morgan.

Sam attended the Pape School, Charles Ellis School, The Asheville School and Savannah Country Day School. He then graduated with a business degree from the University of Georgia, where he was a member of the Kappa Alpha Fraternity. After serving in the United States Coast Guard Reserve, he began work at his family’s industrial supply business, Morgan’s Inc. In 1975, he started his own business, Clarklift of Savannah, selling forklift trucks and related equipment. In 1986, he expanded the business to open Bobcat of Savannah, which he ran until retirement in 2011.

He enjoyed fishing, shrimping and watching summer storms come in over the river. He was a big time UGA fan. He enjoyed his memberships in the Oglethorpe Club, the Cotillion Club and the Chatham Club. Sam was predeceased by his sister, Holley M. Dyer.

He is survived by his wife, Diane J. Morgan; daughter, Dr. Natasha M. Ganem (Stephen); sister, Bernice Morgan Kuhn; stepdaughters, Virginia P. Zart (Nicolas) and Anne P. Moore (Jason); five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, February 24, 2020 at Christ Church Episcopal.

Remembrances:  Hospice Savannah, Inc., P.O. Box 13190, Savannah, GA 31416.




I spent 17 of the best years of my life working for Sam. He was a giant of a man in Many Special Ways (not just his height) The world is a better place because of him. He will be greatly missed. May he Rest in Peace.

- Fred H Elmgren, Savannah, GA

Diane, Scott just let us know. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time for you.

- Gerry & Jane Zimmerman , Savannah , GA

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Sam was a great person.

- Lori and Patrick Markey, Pittsburgh, PA

A great man, loved him like a father figure, I will miss him, prayers to the whole family.

- Raymond Gravley, Richmond Hill, Georgia

A candle has been lit!

- Corbell Family, Savannah, GA

Shared many times with Sam at the 1790 from 1977 till I was temporarily reassigned to Florida in 1987, then when I moved back in 2003 to Savannah. Always chuckled watching him duck to come in the door at The 90. He was always a gentleman and kind. He is missed.

- Weldon Streett , Rincon, Ga

Natasha, I was so sorry to hear about your father. Please know that my prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

- Dale Murray, Savannah, Georgia

Thoroughly enjoyed working with Sam in the Coast Guard. Thanks Sam !!!!

- Steve Corcoran, Savannah, Georgia

A candle has been lit!

Natasha, We were so sorry to hear about your Father. Please know that our prayers are with you and your family as you go through this difficult time.

- Anna Highsmith, Savannah, GA

Prayers to his family and friends. My past husband worked for Sam, fond memories.

- Sue Hagins, Savannah Ga, Ga

Sam was a great friend from early childhood. He had a marvelous sense of humor and was well liked and highly respected by all who knew him. As young boys growing up on 45th , Sam and I got into one kind of mischief and then another. It is a wonderful that the Ardsley Park neighborhood survived our mischief. My condolences to Diane, Morgan and Sam’s extended family. John Cay

- John Cay, Savannah, GA

Sam, The Man, was just that; a great friend! From the days of the “45th Street MorBell”, created by Sam’ and Charles’ chemistry skills, to our parallel business careers, I always found a good and stalwart friend in Sam. He will be missed by many more than just Diane, Natasha, Morgan, other family and close friends. You all have my condolences! Randy Booker, Sr.

- Randy Booker, Sr., Tybee Island, GA

A candle has been lit!

- Susan Clay Howard

Natasha & all Family ~ Was very sad to hear of Sam’s passing. Will always remember the fun times as neighbors on President Street & Charleston Street back in the 70’s. He was a good man. Prayers go out to all.

- Vicki & Joe Anckner , Savannah , GA

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Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel