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Robert Neal Morris

March 31, 1934 — January 13, 2024

Hot Springs, Arkansas


Robert “Bob” Neal Morris, 89 of Hot Springs, Arkansas formerly of Malvern, passed away January 13, 2024. Bob was born on March 31, 1934, in Cambridge, Ohio. His parents were, Florence (Robertson) and Curtis Thomas Morris who also raised his cousin Rita Kay Miles as his sister.
Bob attended school in his early years in Ohio before the family moved to Waukegan, Illinois. He worked for RPM Manufacturing as a machinist in Lamar, Missouri until entering the US Marine Corp in January 1954. He received the National Defense Service Medal and was honorably discharged for medical reasons in January 1956.
Bob returned to Lamar, Missouri where he worked at Lawn-Boy, a division of Outboard Marine. He met and married Opal (Massmann) Morris of Lockwood, Missouri on December 31, 1959. They lived in Carthage, Missouri until Lawn-Boy moved to Galesburg, IL. The family relocated, now with daughter, Sherri Louise Morris, to Malvern, Arkansas where he worked for A&D Screw Machine, Glenvale,
Precision and Alcoa. After Alcoa, he worked for the Arkansas Highway Department in Malvern and Fordyce, Arkansas. He ultimately retired in Diamondhead, Hot Springs National Park, AR where he met and married Sharon Louise (Stumbaugh) Morris.
Bob was an avid golfer at a very early age and considered taking it up as a profession before joining the military. When he wasn’t working, he was on the golf course perfecting his game and able to shoot a hole in one 5 times in his lifetime. He was a member of the Malvern Country Club and Diamondhead Country Club, where he lived his retirement dream of golfing as often as possible.
An enjoyable pastime for Bob was watching old western movies, the Masters Championships and cheering for the Arkansas Razorbacks in football and basketball.
He was involved in the local community as a founding member of the St. Luke Lutheran Church, Malvern and most recently attended Diamondhead Community Church. He also served in the Hot Springs Elk Lodge #380 since 2007.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents, his cousin Rita Kay Miles and Aunts and Uncles. He is survived by his wife, Sharon Louise Morris, his daughters Sherri Louise Morris, Frisco, TX, and Beverly Faulkner Henslee (Andy), Carrollton, TX, his stepdaughter Sara Venable, Bella Vista, AR, step-son Jarad Stumbaugh (Torri), Hot Springs, AR; Mother-in-Law Louis Hardgraves, Hot Springs AR;
grandchildren Paige Faulkner, Addison, TX, Drake Faulkner, Dallas, TX, Riley Venable, Bella Vista, AR.

Services will be held at the Diamondhead Community Church at 3:00 pm, Monday February 5 th , 2024.

Any memorial donations can be made to St. Luke Lutheran Church or Diamondhead Community Church.

Arrangements by Arkansas Cremation, 10515 W Markham St, Ste B1, Little Rock, AR 72205.  

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