E. O. ‘Bob’ Morrison, 90, of Stephenville, died Saturday, December 3, 2022.
Graveside services for Bob will be at 2:00 PM, Saturday, December 10th at Oak Dale Cemetery with Clifford S. Hutcheson officiating.
Bob was born on September 18, 1932 in Sabinal, Texas to the late Eston William and Maxine Whitlock Morrison. Bob married Alice Faye Hunt on February 14, 1958 in Corpus Christi. Alice preceded him in death on September 9, 2021. He was a great husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.
Bob is survived by his three sons, Geoffrey Thomas and wife Valerie Morrison, Gregory Neil and wife Linda Morrison, and Gary Wade and wife Beverly Morrison; grandchildren, Tiffany and husband Matt Misenhimer, Sydney Morrison, Rae Morrison, Lindsay and husband Clint Martin, Brady and wife Teal Morrison, Shelby and husband Michael Martin, and Cresenda Dawn and husband Davey Steele; great grandchildren, Kendall, Ashlynn, Tucker, Brynlee, Case, Ridge, Laney, Auburn, and Berkeley; his sisters, Alberta Wagner, Barbara Freasier, and Linda Graves; and his brother, Robert Theige.
Besides his parents, and wife, Alice; Bob was also preceded in death by two brother, Larry and David Morrison.
The Morrison family wishes expressions of sympathy be made in the form of donations to the Texas Park and Wildlife Foundation.
Bob’s list of service, accomplishments, and activities
United States Navy 1951—1955: Petty Officer First Class Storekeeper
Double Ph.D.: Texas A&M: Entomology and Parasitology
Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences: Tarleton State University
29-year career with Tarleton
Tarleton History Record: taught more than 12,000 students
Chartered the first academic honor society at Tarleton
Sigma Delta Chapter of Beta Beta Beta
National Biological Honor Society
Chartered original Twenty-one member of the Tarleton Veterans Association
1983—1994: produced the Tarleton alumni newsletter Department of Biological Sciences, “Bio Newsletter”
2-time Recipient: Tarleton Distinguished Teaching Award by the Faculty Senate-Student Senate
Recipient: Tarleton Jack and Louise Arthur Distinguished Faculty Award
Biology Professor: Lamar State College of Technology
Biology Professor: Texas A&I
2-time Grant Research Recognition: American Philosophical Society
Recipient: Outstanding Educator of America
Fellow Member: Texas Academy of Science
Recipient: Personalities of the South honoring America’s Leaders
Recipient: 50-Year Service Pin
National field Archery Association, Inc.
Certified: University of Texas Ornithological Toxophilite
Certified: National Archery Association Instructor
Chartered Member by invitation only: The Fred Bear Sports Club
Demonstrator: Fred Bear Archery Trick Shooting in malls
Co-Founder: Lone Star Bowhunter Association
Inductee: Lone Star Bowhunter Association Hall of Fame
Accredited 20-Year Documentation: Bird Diversity in Texas
Owner, Editor, and Publisher: Lone Star Bowhunter Magazine
Owner, Editor, and Publisher: Field to Kitchen Magazine
Owner, Editor, and Publisher: General Biology Books
Editor and Publisher: The National Bowhunter Magazine
Honorary Member: International Association of the Preservation of Game for the Table (A Wild Game Gourmet Society)
Texas Parks & Wildlife Bowfishing Records: Water Body-27; All Tackle-11
Recognition: Stephenville Parks & Recreation—United States Youth Conservation Corps
Stephenville Boy Scouts of America Leader
Stephenville Optimist Club Member
Stephenville Kiwanis Club Member
Outdoor Sportsman Columnist: Stephenville Empire-Tribune Newspaper
Outdoor Sportsman Columnist: Waxahachie Daily Light Newspaper
Publisher: 17 Memoirs and 5 Cookbooks
Published Outdoor Sportsman Articles
(each number represents a different titled magazine or newsletter-total 39) Archery-5, Bowfishing-3, Bowhunting -10, Fishing-5, Fishing & Hunting-11, Hunting-5