Joshua Turner Norred

March 26, 1980September 10, 2016
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Joshua Turner Norred, 36, of LaGrange, GA passed away Saturday, September 10, 2016 in Clayton County, GA.

Joshua was born March 26, 1980 in LaGrange, GA. He had been employed with Caterpillar, Inc. and was the former owner and operator of Kut Throat Tattoo Parlor. Joshua was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, O.W. Turner, Sr., paternal grandfather, Jerry Norred, father-in-law, Gregory Jablonski, and mother-in-law, Debra Hutchens.

Survivors include his wife, Debra Jablonski Norred; children, Taylor Norred, Turner Norred, Teagan Norred, and Trace Norred; parents, Randy and Beth Turner Norred; brother and sister-in-law, Randall Tyler and Brittney Norred; nieces, Layla Norred, Emma Norred, and Aubrey Norred; maternal grandmother, Betty Turner; and paternal grandmother, Gloria Norred.

The gathering of family and friends will be Friday evening from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, LaGrange, GA.

In lieu of flowers the family request contributions be made to - Benefit for Josh Norred Children, c/o Community Bank and Trust, 201 Broad Street, LaGrange, GA 30241.

Those wishing to share a condolence or remembrance with the family may do so by visiting

Arrangements are by Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, 1010 Mooty Bridge Road, LaGrange, GA 30240 (706) 884-8636


  • Memorial Gathering of Family and Friends Friday, September 16, 2016

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Jamie and Bo Morgan

October 9, 2017

I still can't believe your gone, I look at my tattoo and think about you all the time, the wonderful job you did on mine and my husband's tattoo. We sure do miss u.

Brant Duncan

October 3, 2017

Where to begin, we grew up closer than most cousins as we were more like brothers. We fought, we laughed and we cried. We had good times, great times and bad times. We learned the lessons of life together in many occasions. So many memories, it's funny that later in life whenever we got together that's what we always seem to talk about. All the crazy and outlandish things we did, the times we were caught and the times we got away with it. Some of the funny things like when we both worked building houses for my dad, we went to lunch one day to Pizza Hut and well not to be outdone by each other we pretty much got into a war of who could eat the most pizza.. we then went back to work in the 110 degree heat of August framing a house. Well needless to say it didn't work out to well for either of us , man we were sick as dogs. Hahaha.. my dad was so mad at us he sent us both home for the day! Memories of riding the strip in Panama City on spring break, thinking we had it all together, the world by the tail.. good times man. Summers spent at Callaway Gardens, playing beach volleyball for 8 hours straight or racing your Nana and Pawpaws scooters down their driveway! Yea I think we wrecked one and got into a lot of trouble with staying up late making mix tapes off the radio, drawing sketches, talking to girls or trying to sneak out.. although we were never good that the sneaking part. So many good times I also remember the first time ever going to a church service, you had a girl friend who went to a local church and they asked us to come for a special event. Not knowing what we would be going to, we arrived got on a church van and rode forever out into the country, to this day I have no clue where this was. We went to a tent in the middle of pasture with saw dust for a floor and it was lit up with light's, an old tent revival. I remember hearing a sweaty man preach like crazy that nightme and you got back in the van that night a little different. We could not really put into words what we felt, I remember us being excited, and saying we felt good etc. Now looking back that was the first time I ever felt God in my life, it was seed planted that would bloom later in my life but I am thankful that this memory is also shared with you. Its hard to find good use of the vocabulary when trying to describe a lifelong friendship, we grew older, had kids, jobs and went on separate paths but nothing changes the roots. I always knew beyond a shadow of a doubt if I called you or if you called me we were there for each other. I remember a conversation we had one time, we both loved music and talking about what we would want played at our funeral, yours came way too soon, but I remember standing there when I heard this come on the speakers, I am glad that song played as I remember us both talking about it.... just sums it up.... better than I can ....

Mama told me when I was young
"Come sit beside me, my only son
And listen closely to what I say
And if you do this it will help you some sunny day"

"Oh, take your time, don't live too fast
Troubles will come and they will pass
You'll find a woman and you'll find love
And don't forget, son, there is someone up above"

"And be a simple kind of man
Oh, be something you love and understand
Baby be a simple kind of man
Oh, won't you do this for me, son, if you can"

"Forget your lust for the rich man's gold
All that you need is in your soul
And you can do this, oh baby, if you try
All that I want for you, my son, is to be satisfied"

"And be a simple kind of man
Oh, be something you love and understand
Baby be a simple kind of man
Oh, won't you do this for me, son, if you can"

Oh yes, I will

"Boy, don't you worry, you'll find yourself
Follow your heart and nothing else
And you can do this, oh baby, if you try
All that I want for you, my son, is to be satisfied"

"And be a simple kind of man
Oh, be something you love and understand

Baby be a simple kind of man
Oh, won't you do this for me, son, if you can"

Baby, be a simple, really simple man
Oh, be something you love and understand

Miss you cuz,
~Brant Duncan..
Psalm 147:33 He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds

Patsy Yarbrough, Connor

March 19, 2017

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

April Jablonski

October 5, 2016

Joshua you are dearly missed and never far from my thoughts and heart ❤ ! See you on the other side friend

Pam Shepherd

October 4, 2016

Dear Randy and Beth,
I wanted to add to the many condolences of others and to share with you how sorry I am to hear of your son Joshua's passing.
No words can express the sadness and pain of the loss of a child but the blessings of our Father gives us comfort knowing life does not end here on earth ... you will see Joshua again someday.
May the arms of all friends and family wrap you in love and support and give you comfort and God's Blessings !!!

Beth Norred

October 2, 2016

Son, I'm still in such shock. Please know how much daddy and I Love and miss you and always will. I hear your voice, your laughter, and you always answering the phone with "Hello Beautiful" while I say "Hello Handsome" and all I can do is cry. I feel your hand on my heart telling me it will be ok, but I'm still so broken inside without you. Today is your oldest sons Turner's 6th birthday. I hate knowing these babies won't have you here to celebrate there special days with them, but know, we will be there for them, for you.... Just know We Love you now and forever. Mama


September 27, 2016

Energy Never DIES, it Only Changes form! I know you watching over. Love ya EVEN though you was a nut and hard to deal with at times. IM THANKFUL FOR OUR PATHS HAVING CROSSED, GOD BLESS YOU & all whom you left behind. My love and prayers!

Shanna Lee Jones

September 23, 2016

The first time i met u josh I was 8 months pregnant sitting on a curb at McDonald's and u were in a car eating your meal it was a hot summer day and u offer me to sit in the ac while I was waiting on a friend to get there u were always so kind and had a smile of a angel my thoughts and prayers are with your beautiful family you will be missed rip josh I'm honored to had met u even the short
time god needed a strong man like u up there rest in peace

geneva POWERS

September 22, 2016

I never knew you Josh other than you being Debs Husband But I can tell by the tears how much you will missed by all,R,I,P.

Jaime Norton

September 22, 2016

Josh im so greatful u came into my life my childrens lives thank u for being a real friend we miss u so much thanks for sharing ur many stories with us... You are loved by many and ill never forget u.. he talked about his family so much... he was a great man and a great friend.....