Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)


May 9, 2014

Robert L. Norris 1939-2014

SOUTH POINT — Robert L. Norris, 74, of South Point, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at home surrounded by family.

The Ironton native was born May 19, 1939, the son of the late Lawrence Norris and Edna White Norris. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Larry Franklin Norris; a sister; Marilyn Sue Brumfield; and a stepson, Jason Roush.

Mr. Norris was a 1958 graduate of Coal Grove High School and a U.S. Marine Corps veteran who served from 1958 to 1961. He was an employee of the Armco Coke Plant in Ashland from 1961 to 2001.

He is survived by his wife, Kathy Tisdale Norris; three daughters, Karen (Alan) Leighty of Ironton, Robin (Gary) Hugo of Columbus, Ohio, and Shannon (Jake) Jewell of Coal Grove; three grandchildren, Josh (Amy) Leighty of Delaware, Ohio, Nathan Leighty of Ironton and Kayla Whitacre of Columbus; great-grandchildren Ava and Chase Leighty of Delaware, Ohio, and Aidan Leighty of Ironton; a brother, James (Brenda) Norris of South Point; a sister, Jeannine (Ashley) Tordiff of Ironton; mother-in-law Pat Tisdale of South Point; sisters-in-law Regina (Victor) Maniero of Cleveland Heights, Ohio, Laine (Dusty) Howard of Ironton and Shannon (Sheldon) Jeffcoat of Tampa, Fla.; and a host of nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be at noon Saturday, May 10, 2014, at Phillips Funeral Home in Ironton by Pastor Butch Deer. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery in Ironton, with graveside rites by Ironton VFW Post 8850.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Jake Jewell, Alan Leighty, Gary Hugo, Josh Leighty, Nathan Leighty, Larry Norris II, Jim Norris and Mark Norris.

Condolences may be sent to phillipsfuneralhome.net.

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