Robert Scott Morris
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Robert Scott Morris
  • April 29, 1948 - May 3, 2017
  • Auburn, Maine

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West Roxbury, Ma. - Robert Scott Morris, 69, of Auburn, passed away on Wednesday May 3, 2017, in West Roxbury Ma. at The West Roxbury VA Hospital. Robert was born in Lewiston on April 29, 1948, a son of Beverly (Libby) Morris and the late Charles W. Morris. He attended local schools graduating from Edward Little High School with the class of 1966. Following graduation, he enlisted in the US Marines and was honorably discharged and soon after he suffered crippling injuries in a swimming accident. He was a race car enthusiast his entire life. He was the founder of the Maine Vintage Race Car Association in 2002. He was the president of the association until 2014 and stayed on as Honorary President until his death. Though confined to a wheelchair, racing became his whole life. He wrote articles for the Sun Journal for 17 years before penning his "OPServations" column for Speedway Scene for several years. He was also the editor for the racing program at Oxford Plains Speedway for over 15 years. His love of racing also revolved around his family members who were involved in racing.

Robert is survived by his mother, Beverly (Libby) Morris, a son: Robert (Bobby) Morris of Berlin, N.H.; two brothers: Ron Morris and wife Claire of Auburn, and Kevin Morris of Auburn; a sister: Sharlene Myers and husband Donald of New Gloucester; and several nieces and nephews: Chris, Tammy, Kaitlyn, Dan, Shannon, Elizabeth, Kadin, Nathan, Delaney, Aubrey, Julie, Mark, Caleb, Gabe, Kellie, Dalton and Katrina. Robert was predeceased by his father, Charles W. Morris and his grand parents. The family wishes to thank all the nurses at the VA hospital and Home Health facilities for the great care they gave to Bob.

Please join us in remembering Robert by visiting his guestbook and sharing your thoughts and fond memories with the family at www.thefortingroupauburn.com

Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at The Fortin Group/Plummer Merrill Funeral Home in Auburn. Committal Services will be private and held at later date at Gracelawn Memorial Park in Auburn. Those wishing may make donations in Robert's memory to: Maine Vintage Race Car Association, 208 Pease Road, Buxton, Maine 04093. A Service of The Fortin Group/Plummer Merrill Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services, 276 Turner St., Auburn, Maine 04210. 783-8545.