Robert Wayne (Bob) Morris, longtime resident of Owasso, passed from this life on Tuesday evening February 2, 2016 at his home following a long battle with cancer. He was 76 years of age. Bob was born December 8, 1939 in Boonville, Missouri, the son of Harvey and Vera (Huecker) Morris. His mother died when he was young and his father later remarried. He was raised and received his education in Lynwood, California. Bob served his country in the United States Air Force with the 9th Civil Engineer Squadron, Mountain Home, Idaho. On April 24, 1965, he and June McGovern were united in marriage in Lynwood. Bob worked for Continental Airlines as a supervisor of passenger services, transferring to Oklahoma in 1972 with the airlines. He and June made their home in Owasso. He retired from Continental in 2002. Following his retirement, he worked for the Owasso Public School system as a bus driver. Bob was a member of Saint Henry Catholic Church, was a past officer with the Owasso Band Patrons and had been active with the Scout Troop 93. He enjoyed golf, taking train trips, travelling, fishing, and was an avid bird watcher. Bob was also a longtime blood donor.
Those that survive and hold many cherished memories are his wife of almost 51 years – June; children: Andrea Frantz and husband Russell of Hailey, ID, Paula Ashcraft and husband Martin of Wylie, TX and Gart Morris and wife Kelley of Broken Arrow, OK; and one sister – Kay Cane of Cypress, CA. Also surviving are five grandchildren Hannah Frantz and fiancé Andy Roberts, Rebecca Dixon and husband Kyle, Robert Morris, Rachel Morris, Ryan Morris and a great grandson Gunner Robert Dixon, and many other family and close friends. Bob was preceded in death by his parents and stepmother Mary Morris.
At Bob’s request, cremation has taken place. There will be a rosary recited on Monday evening February 8, 2016 at 7pm in the sanctuary of Saint Henry Catholic Church. A memorial mass will be said Tuesday, February 9th at 2pm following a noon luncheon at the church. Father Matt LaChance will be officiating. Inurnment of his cremains will follow at Saint Therese Catholic Cemetery Columbarium in Collinsville with military honors accorded by the U.S. Air Force. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that contributions in Bob’s memory be made to either: American Cancer Society-Relay for Life, www.relayforlife.org. or to St. John Hospice, 4720 South Harvard, Tulsa, OK 74135. The family entrusted arrangements to Mowery Funeral Service, Owasso. www.moweryfs.com
RIP Cousin, He will be missed for his laughter, since of humor and loving sprite.
— William Burks, Thursday – February 4, 2016
As a 37 year retiree of Continental, I extend my prayers for Bob and his family. May he rest in peace!
— Ken Krenik, Thursday – February 4, 2016
So sorry to hear about Bob!
— Wally Poplin, Thursday – February 4, 2016
I will always remember you as being my RCIA sponsor for me to join the Catholic Church
— Doug Johnson, Thursday – February 4, 2016
June..so sorry for your loss..may he rest in peace 🙏💖
— Linda Lilley-McWeeney , Thursday – February 4, 2016
God bless you good and faithful servant
— Y. L. Rusty Vasquez, Thursday – February 4, 2016
You will be sorely missed by so many. Love you Robert, June, Paula, Marty and the rest of this great family.
— Sondra Threepersons, Thursday – February 4, 2016
Bob was a grand personality. He will be missed and not forgotten
— Will Melendez, Thursday – February 4, 2016
Uncle Bob was a blessing in my and my family’s life. In the summer of 1982 I was going to drive my sister, Kelley, from Tulsa to her Theology college in California. The day before we were supposed to leave, I had a lung collapse and was in the hospital. Bob heard about the situation and volunteered to drive Kelley all the way to California. That is typical of Bob’s compassion and love for people and I will always consider him like a second father to me. I’ve so much enjoyed being with him in Bella Vista, AR for golf trips at dad’s house over the past 12 years. He is a wonderful man and has obviously raised a wonderful family:) Peace be with June, Andrea, Paula, and GR and their families as they move forward in life knowing Uncle Bob will always be with them and us in spirit!
— David Wehmeyer, Thursday – February 4, 2016
We love you Mr. Bob! Thanks for all the ice cream. 😊 (Jess and Evan)
Love and prayers for all.
— Stacy Fry, Thursday – February 4, 2016
BOB’S GENEROSITY WAS A KEY VIRTUE OF HIS LIFE; GENEROUS IN HIS LOVE OF FAMILY, FRIENDS AND ALL WHO CAME TO KNOW HIM. HIS FAITH
WAS STRONG AND ABIDING AS IS EVIDENCE OF THE BOND OF FAITH HIS
FAMILY HOLDS DEAR TODAY. HIS ABILITY TO COMMUNICATE WITH FRIENDS WAS EVER PRESENT AND A JOY. KINDNESS IS A GIVEN WHEN
THINKING OF BOB. HE WAS A DEAR COUSIN, MUCH LOVED.
— D. WEHMEYER, Friday – February 5, 2016
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God bless you all in your time of grief.
— Terry and Sharon Kendall, Friday – February 5, 2016
June, so sorry for your loss. Bob was a great and gracious friend for many years. Rest in peace my friend.
— Ralph Fogle, Friday – February 5, 2016
R.I.P. to a fellow DPS. Condolences to his family & friends. Another comrade is soaring with the Eagles.
— Larry Grimm, Friday – February 5, 2016
To my brother. I have loved you my entire life. You were always my rock. I will miss our weekly facetime chats, but most of all I will miss you not being here. Hoping you and Tim will watch over all of us and give us comfort knowing you are at peace. Hugs to you from Sis
— kay cane, Friday – February 5, 2016
Dear June and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. I had one communication from Bob some time ago. I was excited to hear from him. I didn’t respond, because I am not very prolific on the computer. Shelby is here with me today and has given me some instruction. Darrell has been gone for 11 years, and at times it seems like only last week May God be with you and your family. Hopefully Bob and Darrell can share in a heavenly reunion
— Carol De Wulf, Friday – February 5, 2016
Rest in peace Bob. I will fondly remember our many rounds of golf played in Bella Vista and in Oklahoma. You will be greatly missed by many!
— Dave Stauffer, Friday – February 5, 2016
Paula, our deepest condolences during this difficult time. May God’s peace envelope you. We love you.
— Katrinka & Mike Bartush, Friday – February 5, 2016
We were so sorry to hear about Bob’s passing. He was a wonderful brother-in-law and he was truly inspiring as he went through his illness with such grace and dignity. We will miss him. The one hopeful thought that we share at this time is that Bob is in the presence of his Lord, reuniting with many loved ones.
— Matt and Diane McGovern, Saturday – February 6, 2016
Thoughts and prayers are with you.
— Carol Rodgers , Saturday – February 6, 2016
We are sorry for your loss. Bob was a great man.
Continental Airlines Family
— Continental Airlines Family , Monday – February 8, 2016
RIP dear cousin. The Cox Family from California send their condolences to the Family. With love, Helen, Sue and Mike and families. Have some laughs with our son/brother, Morris in Heaven. You two and Tim are jokesters.
— Helen Cox, Monday – February 8, 2016
He will be missed. Such a wonderful human being and great man.
— Judy Patrick, Monday – February 8, 2016
I remember the times when we were young and the families all got together at the farm in Fayette. I know you recently visited there and I have many times myself. I brings back those times and joy we had during those visits. I only wish I had gotten the Manager position in Tulsa with Ozark for the opportunity to play golf with you. I’m sorry that I never got around to visit you and I will miss you. Your with God now and I’m sure you are happy without all the problems this world has today. God bless you my cousin.
— Charles Burks, Monday – February 8, 2016
— John Paul Guthrie, Wednesday – February 10, 2016
Condolences to June & the family, we have lost another dear, kind, and wonderful friend. He served at Mountain Home AFB after I left, and stopped by Wichita on his way home, and spent some wonderful time, reminiscing about A.F. days, and the many beautiful friends in the young adults club at St.John Cathedral in Boise. God must have needed a good Maintenance supervisor at the great big Strategic Air Command base in the sky. R.I.P. my friend, and when you run into my Wife Barbara up there, give her a hug for me, and as the WWII song says, I’ll be seeing you.
— Tony Ascanio, Thursday – February 25, 2016
St. Henry Catholic Church
8500 North Owasso Expressway
Owasso, OK 74055
Tuesday – February 9, 2016
Note: Rosary: 7:00 p.m., Monday evening at the church
St. Therese Catholic Church Columbarium
1007 North 19th Street
Collinsville, OK 74021
Memorial donations may be made in Bob’s memory to either:
American Cancer-Relay for Life
4110 South 100th East Avenue, Suite 101
Tulsa, OK 74146
St. John Hospice
4720 South Harvard Avenue
Tulsa, OK 74135