OBITUARY

Richard Jacob Norris

April 7, 1950November 17, 2021
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Richard Jacob Norris age 71, of Greenville passed away at 11:55 am Wednesday, November 17, 2021, surrounded by family at Reid Health in Richmond after a courageous battle with cancer.

Richard was born April 7, 1950, in Greenville to the late Isaac J. & Kathryn K. (Schmidt) Norris. In addition to his parents Richard was also preceded in death by a brother, Clarence Norris; and brothers-in-law, Harold Sharp and Donald Zeller.

Richard is survived by his wife of 47 years, Patricia A. (Powell) Norris whom he married June 15, 1974; children, Travis Norris of Greenville, Natalie & Kevin Scripture of Richmond, Indiana, Nicholas & Christine Norris of Greenville and Karla & Jonathan Price of Oxford; grandchildren, Destiny Norris, Isaac Norris, Jeremy Barnes, Bryant Barnes, Brandon Barnes, Mariah Barnes, Brittany Barnes, Bryn Price, Nora Price, Felix Price, Molly Vea and Andy Scripture; 13 great-grandchildren; siblings, Lavonne Sharp, Modoc, Indiana, Carol & Jim Holsapple of Arcanum, Wanda & Leroy Billenstein of North Star and Betty Zeller of Greenville; sister-in-law, Connie Norris of Union City, Indiana; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Richard served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He retired from Spartech Plastics in Greenville after 27 years of service. He was a member of East Zion Church in Greenville. Richard was known for his flannel shirts, pipe smoking and love for Prince Albert pipe tobacco. Richard enjoyed woodworking, restoring old cars, collecting antiques, being outdoors and wildlife. Richard was very meticulous about his lawn and loved mowing his and his neighbor’s lawns.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm Tuesday, November 23, 2021, at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Todd Reish officiating and full military honors conducted by the Greenville Veteran’s Honor Guard. Burial will follow in Abbottsville Cemetery in Darke County. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 12:00 to 2:00 PM at the funeral home.

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, November 23, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, November 23, 2021

  • Burial

    Tuesday, November 23, 2021

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Tim Lear

November 21, 2021

I worked with Richard for 26 years at spartec ,even after we had left there I still went out to his house talked about old times the last time I saw him he showed me his garden we sat on his new patio and he told me about his health and he always called me Timmy I cared about that man when I worked with him and as a friend I'm proud he served the country and I'm proud to call him my best friend!! I will miss you Richard until we meet again your friend Tim Lear

Deana Anderson

November 19, 2021

I’m so very sorry for your loss. Richard was a wonderful man with a heart of gold. No words can express the impact he had on those he came in contact with.

Shirley Keihl

November 19, 2021

So sorry to hear about Richard he was a very good person. Keeping your family in our prayers

Becky Stump

November 18, 2021

You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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