Robert L. “Bob” Morse of Cuba, Missouri was born Tuesday, August 20, 1957 at Rolla, Missouri to Walter and Norma (nee Glenn) Morse and passed away on Friday, January 24, 2020 at the age of 62 years.
Bob married Cathy Reiner on February 19, 2000.
Bob spent nearly 20 years working as a lineman. He worked for Schatz and then Charter. He had to retire, when his health began to decline. In his younger years, Bob won several trophies in horseback riding.
He spent hours playing the guitar and singing. He would stop at every yard sale, because he was looking for antiques and a good deal. He could do auto body work, wore a million-dollar smile and he was always funny.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter “Skunk” Morse and Norma Gargus; infant brother, Leonard Earl Bailey; and one sister, Norma Jean Cunningham.
He is survived by his wife of nearly 20 years, Cathy Morse of the home; five children, Chris and wife Crystal Ray of Leasburg, Missouri, Robert and wife Jera Morse of Poplar Bluff, Missouri, Ashley Morse of Cuba, Missouri, Amber and husband Ryan Vining of Olathe, Kansas and Danielle and wife Makala Watring of Topeka, Kansas; eight grandchildren, Makiah Morse of Cuba, Missouri, Paige Morse, Robert Morse Jr. and Austyn Morse, all of Poplar Bluff, Missouri, Logan Ray, Devann Ray and Jarren Ray, all of Leasburg, Missouri and Mariano Watring of Topeka, Kansas; eight brothers and sisters, Jess and wife Wanda Bailey of Lafayette, Indiana, Tim and wife Barb Bailey of Rolla, Missouri, Keith and wife Deb Bailey of Cuba, Missouri, Mark Morse of Rolla, Missouri, Roy Gargus of Corona, California, Rhonda Whitman of Rolla, Missouri, Karla and husband Willis Kean of Clarksville, Tennessee and Katie Butler of St. James, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Memorial visitation was held from 4-6 p.m. on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.
Memorial service was held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri with Keith Bailey officiating and Amber Vining giving the eulogy. Special song by Keith Bailey of “Why Me Lord” and special recorded music of “Free Bird,” “Simple Man,” “Stairway to Heaven” and “Mr. Bojangles.”
Arrangements under the direction of the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.