Retired Army Col. Robert D. Morris Jr., 60, a decorated combat veteran of World War II who was a government management-program analyst after leaving active duty in 1953, died of cardiopulmonary arrest Jan. 28 at the Southern Maryland Hospital. He was a resident of Oxon Hill.

Col. Morris was born in Suffolk, Va., and reared in Freeman, Va. He was called to active Army duty during World War II and severed in Europe, receiving his commission in 1945. His decorations included the Combat Infantryman's Badge, three Bronze Star Medals, and two Purple Heart Medals.

After the war he served in Europe. He then graduated from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces in Washington and the Army's Command and General Staff School in Fort Leavenworth, Kan.

In the 1950s, he became a civilian management-program analyst with the Army Audit Agency in Europe. From 1968 to 1970, he worked for the Army Computer Systems Command at Fort Belvoir, then spent six years with the Department of Housing and Urban Development here before retiring in 1976.

He was active in the Masons and was a member of both the York and Scottish Rite.

Survivors include his wife, Ann E., of Oxon Hill; two daughters, Carola H. Morris-Carlisle of Virginia Beach, and Leslie Ann Gould of Glen Cove, N.Y., and two grandchildren.

The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the American Heart Association in Washington.