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Lindsey Funeral Homes

473 South Main Street, Harrisonburg, VA

OBITUARY

Edward Franklin Norford, Jr.

September 7, 1939July 21, 2019

Edward Franklin Norford, Jr., 79, Rockingham, passed away at his home on Sunday, July 21, 2019, after an extended illness.

He was born on September 7, 1939 in New Market and was the son of the late Edward F. Norford, Sr. and Regina Simmons Norford.

Edward attended Harrisonburg High School and was employed with Beam Brothers Trucking and Eagle Express for 20 years. He was a member of Melrose Church of the Brethren and The Valley Cruisers. He enjoyed building street rods with Buddy McWilliams.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Lois Perfetti Norford. He is also survived by two nieces, Judy Diehl and Nancy D. Diehl both of New Market; and two nephews, Scott and Steve Perfetti both of Ohio. He was preceded in death by a sister, Margaret Gibson.

The family will receive friends 6-8 pm, Wednesday July 24, 2019 at Lindsey Funeral Home in Harrisonburg. Mr. Norford will be cremated following the visitation.

A memorial service will be held 11 am, Thursday, July 25, 2019 at Melrose Church of the Brethren, 20 Trinity Church Rd., Harrisonburg, with Rev. Guy Hudson officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hahn Cancer Center, c/o RMH Foundation, 2010 Health Campus Dr., Harrisonburg, VA 22801, in his memory.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.lindseyharrisonburg.com.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, July 24, 2019
  • Memorial Service Thursday, July 25, 2019

Memories

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Hoodlum. (Billy Jarvis) Jarvis

July 27, 2019

So sorry Lois, I have so many happy memories of the Flagman from the go-kart track. Prayers to you and your family.

Sherry Reed

July 25, 2019

Sir Eddie as i called him was like a 2nd dad to me . As I grew up Eddie was at my house every day . He would come in about 6:30 every evening and sit at the end of our kitchen table while we ate dinner and watch the news and listen to me and my sister talk about what happened to be going on . He would tell us stories of things that had happened at work or whatever , Then he would go to the garage with my dad and sometimes work till midnight together building cars. The two of them were like brothers and sometimes fought and cussed like brothers do but always remained best friends . You kind sir will be greatly missed. RIP

ali and rick kline

July 24, 2019

We moved next door to Lois and Eddie 30 years ago. Eddie came to welcome us. He offered to help in any way or share tools that we may need. Over the years we called on Eddie to identify different snakes we found. He did not like snakes! Eddie is kind, generous and an animal lover. He and Lois have adopted a number of dogs and cats, giving them a loving home. Our dog Oliver liked to greet Eddie at the fence when he came home from work. We will miss him!

Zandra and Donnie Miller

July 23, 2019

Lois our condolences for your loss. We will remember Eddie at his best at the car shows we went to and how happy he was.

Sharon Liskey

July 23, 2019

Was so sorry to hear about Eddie's passing. I worked with him at both Beam Bros. Trucking & Eagle Express Lines. He was always so kind and was such a hard/dedicated co-worker. My condolence to his wife....... praying she finds peace and comfort during this difficult time.

Sharon Liskey

Carrol and Billie Bushong

July 22, 2019

The memories go back from Carrol to the days at Shen Valley Band Instruments to the many car building projects with Buddy, including both of ours. You will be so missed in the shop, including your stories. Lois you are in our thoughts and prayers. Many Memories.
Carrol and Billie Bushong

Bob and Mary Ellen Beall

July 22, 2019

Eddie thanks for all you have done for both of us. Everytime we drive our 1935 LaSalle Cadillac, we think of all you had done on the car. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Karen Kee

July 22, 2019

Richard and I enjoyed getting to know Eddie when we were all members of The Valley Cruisers Car Club. We loved hearing his interesting stories. He had a lot of knowledge about many things. We appreciated the time he helped Buddy work on Richard's car when Richard was physically unable to do it. Prayers go to Lois.
Karen Kee