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Bobby Eugene Morton

December 2, 1932 - September 15, 2011
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Bobby Morton spent most of his life pleasing the palates of Grand Prairie families by serving up his, one-of-a-kind cheeseburgers at his legendary drive-in restaurant, "Bob's Burgers N' Shakes." Bob's secret to the savory sensation, calling customers to return time after time was simple, "I just used good produce and good meat," Bobby said. Bobby Eugene Morton, 78, of Grand Prairie, Texas, passed from this life into the arms of his Savior, Jesus Christ, on September 15, 2011 in the Arlington Memorial Hospital Hospice Unit. He was born December 2, 1932 in Ennis, Texas to James Thomas Morton and Kathleen Aurora Eddlemon. Visitation will...
Bobby Morton spent most of his life pleasing the palates of Grand Prairie families by serving up his, one-of-a-kind cheeseburgers at his legendary drive-in restaurant, "Bob's Burgers N' Shakes." Bob's secret to the savory sensation, calling customers to return time after time was simple, "I just used good produce and good meat," Bobby said.
Bobby Eugene Morton, 78, of Grand Prairie, Texas, passed from this life into the arms of his Savior, Jesus Christ, on September 15, 2011 in the Arlington Memorial Hospital Hospice Unit. He was born December 2, 1932 in Ennis, Texas to James Thomas Morton and Kathleen Aurora Eddlemon. Visitation will be held on Sunday, September 18, 2011 at Bean, Massey, Burge South Funeral Home, 2951 S. Belt Line Road in Grand Prairie, from 6:00pm-8:00pm. Funeral Services will be on Monday, September 19, 2011 at the Bean, Massey, Burge Chapel at 10:00 am.
After graduating from Waxahachie High School, Bobby married his high school sweetheart, Betty Jane Willis and was blessed with a daughter in 1953, Debra Ann. Bob proudly served our country as a Corporal in the United States Army during the Korean War, which he often called, "The Forgotten War." Upon his return from the Army in 1955, Bob opened one of Grand Prairie's first drive-in hamburger restaurant, "Bob's Burgers N' Shakes," and for 45 years, he and wife Jane owned and operated the Grand Prairie staple. His famous cheeseburgers and cherry limes brought delight to numerous generations of families in Grand Prairie. Employees of Bob remember him fondly not only as a boss, but as a mentor and father figure. They say four things Bob taught them were: 1. Hard work never killed anyone, 2. If you won't eat it, don't serve it, 3. you eat with your eyes first, 4. Respect yourself and others will always respect you.
Bob was a proud 32nd Degree Mason and a 50-year member of the Sam R. Hamilton Masonic Lodge and Scottish Rite. He was the first Provost Marshal of the Dallas Hella Temple. Through his many years of service, he enjoyed the camaraderie of his fellow Shriners. Bob was a true outdoorsman and loved to escape to the New Mexico Mountains.
Bob is survived by his wife, Jane , daughter Debra and son-in-law, James Beaudin, granddaughter, Kacey and husband, Richey Thompson, granddaughter, Kelsey and husband, Carson Runge of Longview, great-grandsons, Beau and Will Thompson, sister Shirley Fearis and numerous nephews, nieces and cousins. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to the , The , and The Arlington Memorial Hospice Unit.
2 Timothy 4:7
I have fought the good fight. I have completed the race. I have kept the faith.

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