Bobby 'Robert' Jean Morris


Bobby "Robert" Jean Morris, 89, Kokomo, passed away Feb. 6, 2019. He was born June 22, 1929, in Tipton, Indiana, to Orrien and DeLee (Freeland) Morris.
In 1949 Robert married Peggy (Aaron) Morris, and they were together until her passing in 2004. Robert was an Army veteran and served in Korea. In 1959 he joined the Kokomo Fire Department, where he rose to the rank of battalion chief, retiring in late 1985. Robert was also a proud member of the Masons, Scottish Rite and Shriners. He enjoyed building things; he was the eternal "fixer-upper," completely remodeling their home in Florida. Most of all, Robert enjoyed spending time with his family, cheering on his grandkids at their swim meets and other activities.
Robert is survived by his sisters, Peggy (Max) Heflin and Sue (Charles) Cardwell; daughter, Bobbi (John) Hillis; grandchildren, Alison (Andrew) Jackson and John Robert Hillis; great-grandchildren, Annie and Alivia Jackson; and many special nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and wife, Robert was preceded in death by brothers, Orrien Jr., Raymond, Billy and Teddy Morris, and sisters, Alice Vair, Edith Plake, and his twin, Betty Morris.
Family will receive friends from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10 at Sunset Memory Garden Funeral Home, 2097 W. Alto Road, Kokomo, IN 46902. Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 11, also at Sunset.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Shriner's Hospital for Children, Attn: Office of Development, 2900 N. Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607. To leave fond memories and condolences, please visit
Published on February 7, 2019
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5 posts

Betty and Darrell Hensley
Feb 10, 2019
Sorry to read of the passing of your father. My prayers are with you and Alison and the rest of your Betty Hensley
Phyllis & Alexa
Feb 09, 2019
Very sorry for your loss. Prayers and condolences for all of the family. 🙏💜
Max and Peggy Morris Heflin, Kirk and Carlotta Heflin
Feb 08, 2019
You will be missed by all.
Ine Spence
Feb 07, 2019
So sorry for your Family..🙏🌹
Lee, Karen, Len Smith; Casey, Kayla, Kyle & CJ Taylor
Feb 07, 2019
Sending many thoughts & prayers to your family. Always special memories with Bob!