Harold Richard (Rick) Morley, 75, formerly of Peachtree City, Ga.


Harold Richard Morley was born in Kingsport, TN, on June 28, 1948. He was the middle of three children born to Harold and Ernestine Morley.

He is survived by his wife, Karen Taylor Morley, children, Phillip Morley (Miranda), Mark Morley, Matt Morley, sister Lisa Morley Thomas (Ricky), nephew Morgan Thomas and grandson Henry Morley.

Harold Richard (Rick) Morley
Harold Richard (Rick) Morley

Rick grew up in Kingsport, TN and most summer breaks he worked at his family’s grocery store, The Golden Rule Grocery. He was a member of First Broad Street United Methodist Church where he was President of the Methodist Youth Fellowship group.

During his senior year of high school in the spring of 1966 the MYF group held a weekend retreat where Rick met his future wife Karen Taylor. Karen’s cousin Cynthia had invited her to attend and this began the start of their 58 years together.

After Rick graduated Dobyns-Bennett High School in 1966, he attended Florida State University graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in June, 1970. On July 3, 1971 Rick and Karen were married and moved to Freehold, NJ where they were blessed with three sons, Phillip, Mark, and Matthew.

In 1984, the family relocated to Peachtree City, GA and Rick began his work in the fire safety industry. In between his work and travel, you could always find Rick on the golf course with his sons and friends. He loved playing courses all over the United States but especially traveling to Ireland with his golf buddies, The Irish Boys.

In 2016, Rick and Karen moved to the Buckhead area of Atlanta to be closer to their sons, and Rick continued to play golf well after. After his retirement in 2019, he was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma cancer in September of that same year. In the early morning hours of May 4, 2024, Rick passed away peacefully in his sleep at home.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, June 22, 2024 at 11:00 a.m. at H.M. Patterson & Son Funeral Home, 4550 Peachtree Road, NE, Atlanta GA. Those wishing to honor him, donations may be made in memory of Harold Richard Morley to HealthWell Foundation (www.healthwellfoundation.org), the Patient Advocate Foundation (www.patientadvocate.org/get-involved/donate), or the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (www.lls.org).