|Birth: ||Jul. 7, 1912|
|Death: ||Mar. 30, 1998|
Bob Morris was born and grew up in the Casimiro Romero house in Old Tascosa. His first ranch was with the LS Ranch in 1929. He went to work at the Matador Wagon in 1932.
He said he "got a bad reputation for being able to get along with any kind of horse and there seemed to be a lot of those kinds."
In 1930 he worked for the Whittenburg Ranch. "They had horses in every pasture. When we made a cattle drive, we always gathered some horses. We got one, a pretty good sorrel, name of Show Boy. One of the kids there told me before breakfast the next morning, "You are going to ride Show Boy." Show Boy lived up to his name. He bucked and bawled and stirred up the dust. Next day or two we gathered a horse called YoYo. He had crippled a man the year before. We were close to the small town of (old) Plemons. A lot of people came out to see somebody ride Ol' YoYo. Well, I saddled YoYo and got on. He didn't move and I didn't either for about five minutes. He started off and I went with him and disappointed the crowd."
Military Service: P.F.C. US Army Air Corps. Enlisted Nov 5, 1942 Inducted Nov 11, 1942 Fort Sill, OK. 96th Combat Bomb Wing Heavy 467th Bombardment Group. Basic: Concho Field, San Angelo, TX. Stationed: Goodfellow Field, San Angelo, TX; Eagle Pass, TX; fort Logan, CO. P.O.E. Camp Kilamen, NJ E.T.O. 17 days crossing the Atlantic (zig zag course to avoid German subs). Stationed: Beckles, England; Norwich, England Departed for USA July 6, 1945 (5 days return trip on the Queen Mary). Transferred to San Antonio, TX 30 days leave enroute to Sioux Falls, SD. Discharged: Nov 25, 1945 Sioux Falls, SD.
Bob moved to Channing, Texas in 1987. He lived in Materson and ran the Fain Ranch from 1969 until moving to Channing. He and Vera Skelton were married on June 2, 1946 in Tucumcari, New Mexico
Survivors are his wife, Vera, Channing, Texas; daughters Cheryl Jean Spears of Barlesville, Oklahoma and Sandy Miller of Boise City, Oklahoma; a son, David "Rooster" Morris of Romero, Texas and six grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a grandson, Robert Shawn Miller and a granddaughter, Wendy Dione Spears.
George Alvey Morris (1870 - 1954)
Robert E Lee Edwards Morris (1885 - 1945)
Vera Louise Skelton Morris (1928 - 2011)*
Jess Al Morris (1911 - 1970)*
Robert E. Lee Morris (1912 - 1998)
Mildred Trabue Morris Langford (1916 - 1995)*
Gene Morris (1920 - 1954)*
God owns the cattle on a thousand hills. The wealth in every mine. He owns the rivers and rocks and rills, the sun and stars that shine wonderful riches. More than tongue can tell- He is my Father so they're mine as well. God owns the cattle on a thousand hills- I know that He will care for me.
Maintained by: Cory Miller
Originally Created by: Jay Skelton
Record added: May 04, 2006
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