Robert Eugene Morris “Bob” son of the late Janet Thompson of Butler County Pennsylvania was surrounded by family as he left his beloved farm on February 1st 2023. Bob spent his childhood working on the family farm and canning food from the garden with his “mum”. Bob graduated from Moniteau High School while being active in many sports. He cherished the relationships with his lifelong high school friends. Bob then attended the Institute of Virginia earning his degree in technology. After graduation he worked for General Electric and NASA. While working for NASA in North Carolina, he helped design and build the computers on the wheels of “The Eagle” lunar roving vehicle.
Bob permanently moved to Helena Montana in 1976. Where he met and married his wife Donna. He worked for the State of Montana Office of Public Instruction for 30 years. After retiring he lived part-time in Pennsylvania on the farm and eventually full-time after the passing of his Mother Janet.
Bob loved riding his Harley and enjoyed golf. He especially enjoyed participating in golf tournaments with his friends. After retiring he cherished spending time fishing with his sons-in-law.
Notes from his grandchildren had an overarching theme of laughter, love and a bit of mischief. From the fishing trips, attending sporting events, music programs, camping and riding his tractor/lawn mower. His unwavering calming presence and gentle hand of guidance on their shoulder will forever be cherished. His love and unique bond with each his grandchildren and great grandchildren will forever be memorialized in their hearts.
Bob is survived in death by his wife Donna of 45 years, sons Robert and Ronald - daughters Tina, Cindy and Dawn. 14 Grandchildren and 12 Great Grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his Mother Janet and (Willis Thompson) Father Isaac “Bud” Morris (Marlene), brother Lewis and numerous Aunts and Uncles.
Viewing will be held from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Monday February 6th, 2023 at the Concord Presbyterian Church-625 Hooker Road, West Sunbury. Funeral services will follow at 12:00 pm with Pastor Robert Edmundson officiating. Burial in Concord Cemetery. Luncheon to follow. William F Young Funeral Home West Sunbury has assisted family with arrangements.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date in Helena Montana for friends and family.
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