Norris "Rat" Lavon Dearmon Sr.

April 29, 1935April 24, 2014
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Mr. Norris Lavon”Rat” Dearmon, Sr., age 78 of Semmes, AL, passed away at his home surrounded by family on Thursday, April 24, 2014. He is preceded in death by his parents, Oscar C. and Alice B. Dearmon and brother, O. C. Dearmon. Mr. Dearmon served his community proudly for 24 years as a police officer with the Prichard Police Department and was the founder and Chief of the Semmes Volunteer Fire Department for 35 years. He also served his country in the U.S. Army Reserves. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Elaine Snowden Dearmon and three children, Juanita Hetherington (Keith), Mickey Dearmon (Leah) and David Edwards (Carol). He also leaves to cherish his memory, his brother, William E. Dearmon, sixteen grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other family members and his precious puppy “Gidget”. He will be missed and loved forever by his family. Visitation will be held on Monday, April 28, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Radney Funeral Home, Dauphin Street. Chapel services will begin at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow in Valhalla Cemetery, Eight Mile, Al. Condolences may be offered at Arrangements under the direction of Radney Funeral Home, 3155 Dauphin Street, Mobile, Mobile, Alabama 36606.


  • Visitation Monday, April 28, 2014
  • Funeral Service Monday, April 28, 2014

Norris "Rat" Lavon Dearmon Sr.

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Kathy Dees

May 6, 2014

Hi, The phone number you gave me did not work. Please call me at home 407-277-6817 or work 407-812-6331 Ext. 112. Kathy

Kathy Dees

May 2, 2014

So sorry to hear of your lost. Lane and I were just talking about you the other day. So many things have changed. I would love to get to see you. Seeing your picture on the slideshow made me just want to reach out and give you a hug. I would love to hear from you. My phone # is 407-277-6817 and my address is 766 Hendry Dr. Orlando, Florida 32822. With Love, Kathy Dees

Ricky Barnes

April 29, 2014

Rest in peace "Rat". You were a dear friend to my Dad "Boots" and he loved you like a brother. God Bless the Dearmon Family.

Cynthia Hall

April 28, 2014

Prayers for you all RIP Rat My Friend you Will be Missed Cynthia& Alfred Hall ....Lu Lu Wf 1 Sorry was Not there But Love you all Allways

Jan Childress

April 28, 2014

Deepest sympathies! May you hold onto the memories and never let them fade away. God Bless You All!


April 28, 2014

We're sorry to hear about your loss. Norris will be dearly missed. God has made us a promise that soon all these things that makes us hurt will be a thing of the pass. I hope you and your Family find comfort from God's word and promises.

Allyson McClinton

April 28, 2014

May God be with you & your family during this difficult time. Thoughts & prayers!!

timmy Wakeland

April 28, 2014

Thoughts and Prayers go to all the family in your time of sorrow, Thank you for your hard work and service.

Gree Stokes

April 28, 2014

The fire service will miss you and your leadership. You grow the Semmes Volunteer Fire Department for nothing to a class fire department.

The Francis C. Sealy Family

April 27, 2014

Our sincere sympathies to to the family at this time. "Rat" certainly made a difference in this world!