Southaven, MS/October 21, 2013/PicArtsMedia/
„The Man With The Golden Pen” passes away at 58
Memphis born Col. Robert Morris died today Monday 10/21/2013 in Baptist Memorial Hospital in Southaven, MS due to long term effects of an heart attack he suffered in 2008.
The two time Hall of Famer was most known for writing and singing the legendary Trucking Song “Trucker’s Last Ride” and being late Rockabilly legend Charlie Feathers drummer.
Growing up with music and legends like Bill Monroe who was a close friend of Robert’s father he started playing drums and shared the stage with many notable artists such as Jerry Lee, Lewis, Charlie Rich, Ronnie Milsap, Ike & Tina Turner, B.B. King and Rufus Thomas to just name a few. He received several awards and was honored for his merits with the title of a Colonel and Lifetime achievement award by the Governor of Tennessee, the Key to the City of Memphis and inductions in the Rockabilly Hall of Fame and Traditional Country Hall of Fame.
“He was a great inspiration for all of us and we will deeply miss him. It’s important to keep his memory alive” close friend and Top Editor of the Mid South Music Magazine T.M. Garret says.
Looking back on a long musical and songwriting career playing with many legends, Robert was currently involved in a project to write the official lifetime song of TV personality Mark Muller of History Channel’s “God, Guns & Automobiles” and a NASCAR Fan song for Texas singer Dani Fouts, when the Lord called him tonight.
His heart stopped beating at 7:48PM CST.
He is survived by his wife Irene Morris and nephew Clifford Hutchison.
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We need y'alls help.
Col. Robert Morris' wife can't afford a funeral and can't pay any of the bills - Let us all help Robert's wife Irene to go through these hard times. Instead of flowers etc. please donate - for Info get in touch with me. ALSO since there will be no funeral we are about to set up a memorial concert in or around Memphis as a fundraiser and to give Robert the honor and recognition he deserves!
If you knew him, please be be part of the show. If you are in music please support this case even if you didn't know him! He was an enrichment to Memphis and the Mid South and must not be forgotten.
I hope you all spread the word and give Robert the opportunity to go on his very own "Trucker's Last Ride" to heaven!
Message me on FB http://www.facebook.com/tmgarret or email me at email@example.com for donations, press contact or any information of his memorial concert.
I thank all of you and really appreciate your help!
Donations for Col. Robert Morris can be made at www.truckerslastride.com or via PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org - There is also the Official Video of Trucker's Last Ride. You can pre-order the official DVD there. It also will contain background info and some interviews. All reveues go to Col. Robert's widow.