Robert E. Morris, 76, of Lakeview, passed away Monday morning, Dec. 30, 2013, at his home while surrounded by his family.
Robert was born on Dec. 16, 1937, in Wapakoneta, to the late Willard C. and Dorothea A. Berry Morris. He married the former Barbara A. Hower on April 29, 1960, in Lakeview, and she preceded him in death on April 3, 2005.
He is survived by three daughters, Annette Stedry and Jill Morris, both of Lakeview, and Jennifer (Frank) Jacobs of Bellefontaine; two sons, Allen (Stephanie) Morris of Lakeview, and Steven Morris of Crossville, Tenn.; six grandchildren, Donald (Hannah) Stedry, Brandi Stedry, Devon, Landon and Jessica Jacobs and Aiden Morris; and one sister, Martha A. (James, Sr.) Cole of Lakeview.
Robert was a United States Navy veteran who formerly worked for Airstream, Excello and retired from Procter and Gamble in Lima in 1996. He was co-owner of Chippewa Trophy and Ceramics and also owned B M Custom Guitars and Wooden Horse Studio. Robert was an artist and worked wonders with his hands.
He loved motorcycles, cooking and making creations of model airplanes, carvings, tooled leather, paintings, ceramics, stained glass, photography, woodworking, carved carousel horses, scroll saw art, custom guitars and wood burning.
Per Robert’s wishes, his body was cremated. Services will be held at a later date, with burial in Walnut Hill Cemetery in New Hampshire, Ohio.
Memorial Contributions may be given in his name to Universal Home Health and Hospice Care, Auglaize County Humane Society, American Cancer Society, or the Wounded Warrior Project.
Arrangements are in the care of Shoffstall Funeral Home, Lakeview.
Condolences may be expressed at shoffstallfuneralhome.com.