Funeral services for Mr. Hershel Norris, age 88, of Winfield, were held Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019 from the McGraw Memorial Chapel of Miles Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Musgrove Chapel Cemetery. Steve Stamps officiated. Mr. Norris died Friday, Oct. 25 at the VA Medical Center in Tuscaloosa.
Hershel was born in Fayette County, a son of Pervy Jackson Norris and Selenious Patterson Norris on April 26, 1931. He lived most of his life within a few miles of his home in Fayette County. He attended Bobo School and Musgrove Chapel Church. He owned and operated multiple businesses over the years including Norris Tire and his own logging and excavating businesses and did railroad work with Spike Construction.
He enjoyed being outdoors and hunting and fishing. He was a good man who enjoyed storytelling and spending time with his friends and family. He was very generous and always helped anyone he could.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Juanita Cotton Norris and his sisters, Virginia Lawrence, Catherine “Cat” Goodwin and Shirley Gann.
Survivors include his wife, Gwyna Killingsworth Norris of Fayette; his son, Robert Norris and his wife, Sandra of Winfield; step-daughters, Carla Gollar of Fayette, Dayna Morris and her husband, Lee of Crestwood, Ken.; grandchildren, Kristy Norris and Kent Norris and his wife, Jodi; great-grandchildren, Kendall and Kimber Norris, all of Winfield; nieces and nephews and other relatives.
Active pallbearers were Leonard Robinson, Lee Morrison, Steven Porter, Hal West, Jeff Hallmark, Eddie Posey and Robert Lucas.
Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directed.
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