SIDNEY — Robert K. Morris Jr., 78, of Sidney, joined his Lord and Savior at 12:26 a.m. Friday July 24, 2020 at OSU Wexner Medical Center, Columbus. He was born August 6, 1941 in Parkersburg, West Virginia to the late Robert K. and Veronica (Glenny) Morris Sr. He married Janet K. (Stickelman) Fenner June 28, 2014 in Sidney and she survives.
Other survivors include four children, Michelle (Kevin) Lawrence of Westfield, Indiana, Robert K. Morris III of Long Beach, California, Melissa (Bill) Clark and Molly (Lee) Wemmer all of Houston; and ten grandchildren, Megan, Ashley, Jacob, Joshua, Hannah (Andy), Noah (Rachel), Seth, Mason (Samantha), Justin (Cassidy, and Morgan; and two great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister.
Mr. Morris was a 1959 graduate of North Central High School, Indianapolis and Butler University in 1982. He retired in 2006 as a Sales Use Tax Consultant from American Examiners of Indianapolis. He was a member of the College Park Church of Indianapolis and locally the New Hope United Methodist Church of Sidney. His strong faith led him to be active in his churches including teaching Sunday School and participate in many mission trips domestically and internationally. He was a member of Murat Shrine and 50 year member of the Northwest Masonic Lodge #770 and Scottish Rite. He served in the Indiana Army National Guard as a Staff Sergeant. He worked with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Safety Patrol for twenty-four years. He enjoyed being a Boy Scout Leader, playing games, working Jig Saw Puzzles, riding his zero turn lawn mower and taking in God’s creation from his front porch. He will be deeply missed by his loving family and many friends.
A service to honor his life will begin at 1 p.m. Monday, July 27, 2020 at the New Hope United Methodist Church with Pastor Rob Berryman and Rev. John P. Leighty officiating. Private burial will follow at Beechwood Cemetery, Lockington. The family will receive friends at the church from 12 -1 pm prior to the service. Arrangements are being handled through the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, please offer memorial contributions to the New Hope United Methodist Church Building Fund, 8985 W. Mason Rd., Sidney, OH 45365. Guestbook condolences and expressions of sympathy, to be provided to the family, may be expressed through jamiesonandyannucci.com.