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Rincon bluegrass musician, Robert “Bobby” Morris, was called home Tuesday morning, January 14, 2020, after his long battle against cancer. He was born near the little crossroad town of Daisy, Georgia. Growing up without a television, he and his family listened to bluegrass radio broadcasts. His favorite child hood memory was sharing the one family guitar with his three brothers, sister, and parents to sing together. His passion for music gave him a life of pleasure and loving friends.

He proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps as a demolitionist. He was deployed to Vietnam in 1966 and awarded the Purple Heart for his service.

Bobby is survived by his daughter, Melissa Morris Sanso; his grandson, Alex Sanso, many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 3 until 5 o’clock Saturday afternoon, January 18, 2020, at Gamble Funeral Service – 410 Stephenson Avenue.

A celebration of life will be announced at the later date.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Bobby’s name to the children’s charity of your choice.

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  1. Lynne Kaplan says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. He will be forever in your heart.

  2. Leigh harris says:

    Our hearts are broken. The only comfort is knowing Bobby is home with family and friends and most likely playing a golden banjo..he remains in my heart forever

  3. Linda Cockerill says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. Bobby was a good man and great musician.

  4. Mary Ripple says:

    A sad loss to the Bluegrass world . I’m sure he will be missed by friends and other pickers. There’s gonna be a great “jam session “ with all those gone before. Rest In Peace Bobby!

  5. Mike Day says:

    So Sad, my heart is broken. I lost my mentor, my dear friend and the most generous person I ever met. He was so kind and truly cared about the bluegrass community and helping players along the way. Semper Fi My friend.

  6. Brian Aldridge says:

    It just won’t be the same without Bobby here. He made this world a much better place. Jenny and I will miss him very much. Rest in Peace Bobby.

  7. Liz Evenson says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Alex.

  8. Mattie Wohner says:

    I am so sorry for loss thank you for all the good memories love you see you later

  9. Stevette Rehberg says:

    It is with much sadness that I send my sympathy and condolences to BOBBY’s family, bluegrass family and friends. We (I) will miss you. You were a very special BG family friend.

  10. George B Del Porto says:

    We have lost a most wonderful person and we all will miss him . Good pickin , Bobby

  11. Tracy Chance says:

    Condolences my dear! Prayers for you and your family. Wishing good memories get you through the days ahead

  12. Bill & Nina says:
    This is a tragic loss to our bluegrass community and other friends. One of the kindest, generous and most benevolent persons I ever knew. Several years ago he was gracious enough to allow me to purchase his 1957 D-21,a truly great bluegrass guitar. I’ll ever be grateful and never play it without Bobby on my mind. Rest well my friend. See you in Heaven where we’ll pick forever in the land where we’ll never grow old. Blessings to all


  13. Terri Mcnay says:

    Play with the heavenly choir Bobby! The Circle will Be unbroken!

  14. Brenda Harn says:

    Melissa and Alex….so very sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers……Melissa we never lose the title of being “ Daddy’s Girl “ so wear it proudly… and hugs, Brenda Harn

  15. Don & Brenda Dean says:

    RIP, my friend, I was looking at a picture he painted and gave to me. I had no idea he had passed. We will miss him and his craziness and his bluegrass picking. Praying for his family.

  16. Mark Grant says:

    Bobby was one of the best! We’re saddened with his passing, and will cherish our memories of the times spent with him. Our condolences and prayers for the family.

  17. Butch Thompson says:

    My warmest regards to the family…Bobby was a generous, talented, individual…my good friend and my hero…I will see you on the other side…love you brother..

  18. Frances Powell says:

    Melissa and family, Our hearts and prayers are with your all in these sad times. May the good Lord comfort you all in the days to come.

  19. Belinda (Campbell) Turner says:

    My childhood was spent with him and the family. He was a first cousin I lost in my adult years.
    He was the baby and was loved by us all.
    God give you all peace and comfort.

  20. Michelle Williams says:

    33 years ago I meet Bobby when we both worked for Alexander-Seewald Co. / Auto Sure. In conversation I learned of his love for Bluegrass music. My dad loved bluegrass music also – so our family invited him and his band-mates to come to the “Old Homeplace” / Jerry and Mary’s house in Screven county for our family reunion. Every year, until his health would not allow him, Bobby, Uncle Jack and many, many other bluegrass friends would pick/play around 4th of July. Bobby was also a very talented artist and my mom will forever cherish the paintings that he has given her over the years. My condolences to everyone and may the memories of Bobby bring you comfort.

  21. Roger Baker says:

    Praying for family and friends in this very sad time……RIP Bobby

  22. Bert Williamson says:

    Me and bobby traveled a lot of miles together playing music.some good and some not so good.but we had fun.he was one of my best friends.i have been hit hard by this.brought back so many in piece Buddy you deserve a you bobby

  23. Dennis Goldbaugh says:

    I will miss you, Bobby. I learned so many tunes from you! I’m sure you will forever be pickin’ all night under that big ol’ live oak tree in the sky.

  24. jay and pat hughes says:

    We met Bobby over 40 years ago through Alexander Seewald Co. He was one of the best parts men we ever had.. Bobby was a very talented musician and gifted artist. We will miss him and we will cherish his paintings that he has given us over the years. May God bless his family during this time. RIP Bobby

  25. Terry Jones says:

    Prayers lifted to the family. With a heavy heart I must allow another of my Bluegrass Brothers leave this world to pick in that perfect jam. RIP my friend.

  26. Melissa Morris Sanso says:

    I wish to thank everyone for the wonderful sentiments about my father. He was truly a great man whose influence will forever live in all our hearts. His music, art, and wicked sense of humor will be the topic of conversation among all who know him. I can’t express the heartache his passing has caused me an his grandson. Your thoughts and prayers are a great comfort. God bless and many thanks.

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