Robert Eric “Bob” Morris, 70, of North Wilkesboro passed away peacefully Saturday, June 1, 2019, at his home following a courageous battle with cancer. He was born March 8, 1949, in San Francisco, Calif., to Jack and Dorothy Morris.

Mr. Morris attended Westmoor High School in Daly City, Calif., and, following graduation, enlisted in the army, serving in both Vietnam and Korea. Upon leaving the military, he spent the next 20 years in the retail paint business before becoming a professional painting contractor, a skill he exercised until his death.

He and his wife and daughter moved to North Carolina in 2007, where he was later employed by First Baptist Church in North Wilkesboro as maintenance director.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents.

Surviving him are his wife, Helen Marie Morris; his daughter, Elizabeth Morris; a sister, Marilyn Morris; his stepsons, Jason Anderson, Jon Anderson and Simon Dudley; and the wives and children of the Anderson and Dudley families.

A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 15, 2019, at First Baptist Church in North Wilkesboro, with Pastor Bert Young officiating. Following the service, family and friends are invited to gather in Wayland Fellowship Hall to honor Bob by sharing stories and memories. Light refreshments will be served.

While flowers will be accepted, the family prefers donations to the charity of the donor’s choice: Pruitt Hospice, 924 Main Street, Suite 100, North Wilkesboro, N.C. 28659; DAV (Disabled American Veterans), P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45250-0301; or FBC Pantry Ministry, 510 D Street, North Wilkesboro, N.C. 28659. Miller Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.millerfuneralservice.com.

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