Thomas R. Norris Jr. passed away Monday, Dec. 24, 2012. He was born in Ashland, Ohio, on July 2, 1949, the son of Thomas R. Norris Sr. and Myrtle S. Dillon.
He lived half his life as a glazer in glass. He put all the glass in the Edgewater and various companies here in Kingman.
He grew up playing music and singing in different bars all over Kingman. He had an opportunity to go to Nashville, Tenn., at the age of 45. He turned it down because he said he was too old.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Mary A. Norris; his daughters, Tiny A. (Tim) Harris and Mary K. (William) Morris; five grandchildren, Thomas R. Morris, Dafton B.F. Lancaster Jr., Tesa M. Harris, Chad L. [Brandi (Scott)] Lancaster and Crystal A. Harris; sisters, Dixie, Marylou (John) Haley and Rosie (George) McDaniel; sisters and brothers-in-law, Betty (John) Rotta, Brenda (Bill) Holley, Steve (Candie) Nelson, Sam (Rhonda) Nelson and Kendra Nelson; and his mother-in-law, Lessie A. Nelson. He is survived by many nieces and nephews as well as great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by Dianne L. Harris; father-in-law, Robert L. Nelson Sr.; brother-in-law, Robert L. Nelson Jr.; father, Thomas R. Norris Sr.; stepmother, Roberta A. Norris; and brother-in-law, Charles Kelly.
He will be loved and missed, but not forgotten.