John Norris Sr.

John Norris Sr.

Mr. John R. Norris Sr., 77, of Lenoir passed away Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, at Caldwell Memorial Hospital.

He was born on March 20, 1943, in Washington County, Virginia, to the late Edgar “Ed” Norris and Bessie “Mam” Rush Norris.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Vivian Jones Norris; brothers, Herman, Charles, Grim, and Ernest Norris; sister, Sally Norris; great-grandson, Dawson Uhl; and nephews, Danny Norris and Matt Jones.

Mr. Norris leaves behind his son, John R. Norris II and wife Tina of Morganton; daughters, Tammy Norris Effler and husband Dwayne of Lenoir, Robin Jones and husband Tim of Gamewell, and Susan Mullins and husband Micheal of Lenoir; brothers, Tom Norris and wife Emily of Lenoir, Thurman Norris and wife Patsy of Bristol, Virginia, and Paul Norris and wife Betty of Bristol, Tennessee; sister, Nora Branson and husband Bobby of Bristol, Virginia; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 25, 2021, at Blue Ridge Memorial Park with the Rev. Jeff Boone officiating. The family will receive friends at Pendry’s Funeral Home prior to the service from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Pendry’s Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of John R. Norris Sr.

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