WEST ROXBURY, Mass. — Robert Scott Morris, 69, of Auburn passed away on Wednesday, May 3, in West Roxbury, Mass., 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 U.S. 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 more than 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 grandparents.

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 guest book and sharing your thoughts and fond memories with the family at www.thefortingroupauburn.com.

Robert S. Morris

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