Bobby Eugene Morton

December 2, 1932September 15, 2011

Bobby Morton spent most of his life pleasing the palates of Grand Prairie families by serving up his, one-of-a-kind cheeseburgers at his legendary drive-in restaurant, “Bob’s Burgers N’ Shakes.” Bob’s secret to the savory sensation, calling customers to return time after time was simple, “I just used good produce and good meat,” Bobby said. Bobby Eugene Morton, 78, of Grand Prairie, Texas, passed from this life into the arms of his Savior, Jesus Christ, on September 15, 2011 in the Arlington Memorial Hospital Hospice Unit. He was born December 2, 1932 in Ennis, Texas to James Thomas Morton and Kathleen Aurora Eddlemon. Visitation will be held on Sunday, September 18, 2011 at Bean, Massey, Burge South Funeral Home, 2951 S. Belt Line Road in Grand Prairie, from 6:00pm-8:00pm. Funeral Services will be on Monday, September 19, 2011 at the Bean, Massey, Burge Chapel at 10:00 am. After graduating from Waxahachie High School, Bobby married his high school sweetheart, Betty Jane Willis and was blessed with a daughter in 1953, Debra Ann. Bob proudly served our country as a Corporal in the United States Army during the Korean War, which he often called, “The Forgotten War.” Upon his return from the Army in 1955, Bob opened one of Grand Prairie’s first drive-in hamburger restaurant, “Bob’s Burgers N’ Shakes,” and for 45 years, he and wife Jane owned and operated the Grand Prairie staple. His famous cheeseburgers and cherry limes brought delight to numerous generations of families in Grand Prairie. Employees of Bob remember him fondly not only as a boss, but as a mentor and father figure. They say four things Bob taught them were: 1. Hard work never killed anyone, 2. If you won’t eat it, don’t serve it, 3. you eat with your eyes first, 4. Respect yourself and others will always respect you. Bob was a proud 32nd Degree Mason and a 50-year member of the Sam R. Hamilton Masonic Lodge and Scottish Rite. He was the first Provost Marshal of the Dallas Hella Temple. Through his many years of service, he enjoyed the camaraderie of his fellow Shriners. Bob was a true outdoorsman and loved to escape to the New Mexico Mountains. Bob is survived by his wife, Jane , daughter Debra and son-in-law, James Beaudin, granddaughter, Kacey and husband, Richey Thompson, granddaughter, Kelsey and husband, Carson Runge of Longview, great-grandsons, Beau and Will Thompson, sister Shirley Fearis and numerous nephews, nieces and cousins. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to the American Diabetes Association, The National Kidney Foundation, and The Arlington Memorial Hospice Unit. 2 Timothy 4:7 I have fought the good fight. I have completed the race. I have kept the faith.


  • Visitation Sunday, September 18, 2011
  • Funeral Service Monday, September 19, 2011

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September 27, 2011

I was deeply saddend to hear of Bob's passing. I had never met him in person, but when talking to him on the phone he seemed to be very happy go lucky considering his health issues. I enjoyed chatting with him on the phone. Sometimes we chatted about our diabetes issues wishing the man upstairs would just snap his fingers & rid us of all our health issues. Sometimes he would call to place an order or just to share one of his many stories. He will be greatly missed. My thoughts & prayers go out to his family. Jane thanks for the phone call.
Laura Schmidt Acct Rep
Bill Hicks & Co Ltd MN

Anahi Martinez

September 19, 2011

Please know that he will be truly missed, it was a joy to see him each and every time. He definitely was a fighter with a contagious smile and up-beat personality. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his beloved family. -Esther O., Nataly L., and Anahi M.

Debbie Hacker

September 19, 2011

Bob you and your family were a part of our family outing with your famous burgers and cherry limeaids you will truley be missed but we all know that you are making that scrumptious burger and the cherry limeaids for our Heavenly Father. Rest in Peace Bob.

Ivone Medina

September 19, 2011

May God be with the family at this time. I enjoyed the time I had to sit and talk with Bob. My son's loved hearing his stories. May he Rest in Peace with our Lord.

John Jones

September 19, 2011

Rest in Peace Bob will miss your Burgers and Shakes

Vivian Saunders

September 19, 2011

With all my prayers for all of the family. I am so sorry I could not make it. I am in a real emotional part of my life. Please know I am there in spirit.

Calvin Crittenden

September 18, 2011

While Bob was old enough to be my dad, he was more like a big brother figure to me. I will always have fond memories of the times that I was blessed to spend with him.