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Robert "Dick" A. Norris

May 24, 1935 ~ July 19, 2018 (age 83)

Robert “Dick” A. Norris, 83, of Hoopeston, passed away at 2:40 a.m. Thursday, July 19, 2018, at Heritage Health.

Mr. Norris was born on May 24, 1935, in Burkesville, Kentucky, the son of John and Crettie (Scott) Norris.  He married Mary Margaret Bailey on May 30, 1959, in Hoopeston. She preceded him in death on February 20, 2002.

 He is survived by one daughter- Judy (David) Burk of Cincinnati, Ohio; two sons- Mike (Sandy) Norris of Colorado Springs, Colorado and Rob (Lori) Norris of Florence, Kentucky; five grandchildren- Elyse (Timothy) Wells, Alyson (Leer) Sobee, Avery Norris, Brennan Norris and Sarah Norris; one great-grandson-Connor Wells; one brother- Billie Norris of Hoopeston; two sisters- Ruby Milton of San Antonio, Texas and Mary Lou Hickey of Dunlap, Tennessee; sister-in-law- Treedy Norris of Hoopeston; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, two brothers and two sisters.

Mr. Norris served in the United States Army from 1955 to 1958.  He worked as a machine operator at Tee Pak in Danville, for over 30 years, until his retirement in 1997.  He enjoyed walking, fishing, woodworking and he was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan.

Graveside Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 21, 2018, at Floral Hill Cemetery, with Pastor Gary Milton officiating.  Full military honors will be conducted by the Hoopeston American Legion Post #384.  Memorials may be made to Carle Hospice.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Dick’s life.  Memories or photos may be shared with the family on his everlasting memorial page at:

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