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Our Staff


James R. Morris

James R. Morris

Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer

Secretary/Treasurer

Bob was born and raised in Fairborn, Ohio and graduated from Bath Township Exempted High School in 1950. He is the third generation of the Morris Sons Funeral Homes, one of the three children to James E. and Ruth (Ankeney) Morris. Bob is the Secretary Treasurer of Morris Sons Funeral Home, attended the University of Dayton and Miami University at Oxford, a graduate of the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in 1955, member of the Majestic Lodge #405 F&AM, Scottish Rite Valley of Dayton, Antioch Temple Shrine, Centerville Rod & Reel Club. He is a past member of Fairborn Rotary Club, American Business Men’s Club, Civaton Club, Dayton R.C. Model Boat Club, WORCS – West Ohio Radio Control Society. Bob is past President of the East Dayton Kiwanis Club and past Secretary Treasurer of the Greater Montgomery County Funeral Directors Association.


Dale R. Morris

Dale R. Morris

President

Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer

Fourth Generation

Licensed Insurance Agent

Dale was raised in Dayton, Ohio and is the fourth generation of the Morris Sons Funeral Homes, third son to Bob and Nancy (Scott) Morris. He is a graduate of Stebbins High School Class of 1979, has a Bachelor’s Degree of Science at Wright State University, graduate of the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in 1984, is a Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer, and a Licensed Insurance Agent. Dale is President of Morris Sons Funeral Home, past board member of the Greater Montgomery County Funeral Directors Association and the Downtown Fairborn Business Association. Dale enjoys golfing, fishing and boating at Norris Lake in Tennessee.


Lora J. Morris

Lora J. Morris

Vice President

Licensed Funeral Director

Licensed Insurance Agent 

Wife of Dale Morris, Lora is one of eight children and grew up in Dayton, Ohio attending St. Helen Catholic Elementary School and graduated from Wilbur Wright High School Class of 1980. She has a Bachelor’s degree from Wright State University and is a Licensed Funeral Director and Insurance Agent. Lora has served on the board of Greater Montgomery County Funeral Directors Association for many years and formerly served as President.


Henrietta Neikov

Henrietta Neikov

Receptionist

Hank has been Receptionist at our Fairborn office since 2006. She was born in Fairborn, graduated from Fairborn High School and has lived in Fairborn most of her life. She began working as a civilian for the U.S. Army in Wildflecken, Germany and retired from the Air Force Audit Agency, WPAFB, in 2004. She has two children and four grandchildren. She enjoys sewing, cooking, reading and spending time with her family.


Melissa Walker Peel

Melissa Walker Peel

Admin

Melissa is the administrative assistant at the Kettering office. She has been married 25 years to the love of her life, Jeff. Melissa takes care of the many details required to serve our families, including composing and submitting obituary notices, filing death certificates, printing service merchandise, and offering full support to our funeral directors. Her experience has taught her to be a good listener for families during the most difficult times in life. 


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