March 18, 1934 – March 28, 2019
Robert “Bob” Hainesworth Morris, Sr., 85, returned to his heavenly home on March 28, 2019 after a prolonged struggle with heart disease. He passed away at his home in Austin, Texas, surrounded by his loved ones. His devotion to his family and his firm belief in God supported him in his struggle and ultimately gave him peace.
Bob was born to the late Jim and Margaret Morris in San Antonio, Texas on March 18, 1934. He was raised in a loving family with eight adventurous, fun-loving brothers and sisters. After graduating from Burbank High School in San Antonio, Bob enlisted in the Air Force during the finality of the Korean War and served until 1956.
He married his best friend and high school sweetheart, Muriel Jackson, on December 6, 1953. The following 65-year journey with his beloved wife and partner saw them blessed with three children, six grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Bob and Muriel moved to Austin in 1964 where he worked as a real estate broker. In 1972, he returned to Southwest Texas State University and completed his Bachelors of Science in Education. Soon after obtaining his degree, Bob became a sixth grade teacher with the Austin Independent School District until retiring due to health issues.
However, Bob was an educator at heart with a desire to help and to serve. His love for the Lord and the people of his community led him to take on many roles such as Coach, Scout Leader, Sunday School Teacher, Shelter Volunteer, Deacon, Prison Ministry Leader, Youth Camp Leader and personal mentor. Bob’s love of learning and history led him to visit numerous historical sites throughout the United States with his family in tow. Bob was an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt and fish. He shared this love with his children and grandchildren throughout his entire life. Additionally, Bob loved baseball and football, specifically his beloved Longhorns.
Bob is survived by his wife, Muriel; his sons Robert and Paul, his daughter Suzie; his grandchildren Lauren, Cori, Emily, Aaron, Caleigh, and Jackson; and his great grandchildren Lilly and Elijah. He is preceded in death by his mother, father and his eight brothers and sisters.
There will be a visitation at the Cook-Walden/Forrest Oaks Funeral Home on Tuesday, April 2nd from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held at Bannockburn Baptist Church at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 3rd followed directly by a graveside service at Onion Creek Memorial Cemetery in Manchaca, Texas. Pastor Chuck Davis will officiate the service.
- Bob is survived by his wife, Muriel; his sons Robert and Paul, his daughter Suzie; his grandchildren Lauren, Cori, Emily, Aaron, Caleigh, and Jackson; and his great grandchildren Lilly and Elijah. He is preceded in death by his mother, father and his eight brothers and sisters.
- Paul Morris, Pallbearer
- Robert Morris Jr., Pallbearer
- Aaron Creasy, Pallbearer
- Byron King, Pallbearer
- Chuck Willoughby, Pallbearer
- Matt Olson, Pallbearer
- Visitation Tuesday, April 2, 2019
- Funeral Service Wednesday, April 3, 2019
- Graveside Service Wednesday, April 3, 2019
April 1, 2019
We pray for comfort for all of you who he loved so much. I was fortunate enough to teach Sunday School with Bob for many years. I learned more about being strong in my faith and love for the Lord from him than any other person in my faith journey. He was definitely a servant of God. I am blessed we taught kids about Jesus together and We can only imagine the joy he is experiencing. Terry and I love him and will see him again. Our love and sympathy to Muriel and his entire family.
Terry and Judy Pittsford
April 1, 2019
I'm sorry that I won't be able to pay my respects in person and I'm so happy that I can add a memory here. We are so sorry for your loss. I will always remember Great Uncle Bob, as a wonderfully gregarious, good natured, and social soul. The summer of 1980 something, my mother Katy Nash, my brother John and I, made a road trip to Houston, TX. Great Uncle Bob was at the wheel and our two cousins Paul Morris and Charles Willoughby were along for the ride. I remember having a great deal of fun on the open road and will always remember that ride as a keystone event. Perhaps that trip was the one that planted the seed for wanderlust. While I'm deeply saddened by the news of Bob's passing, I am blessed to have known him.
Love you all
April 1, 2019
I'm sorry I won't be able to make the trip to Texas for Uncle Bob's services, but Peggy will be there. I loved getting to see Uncle Bob and the rest of my inherited Texas family. I'll certainly miss getting to see him when we visit. My prayers are with all of you as you celebrate his wonderful, full life. God Bless.