Robert E. "Bob" Norton, 77, Inverness, Fla., passed away Sept. 25, 2013, at Citrus Memorial Hospital. A native of Jacksonville, he was born Dec. 15, 1935, an only child, to the late Loren and Chrissie (Jones) Norton and moved to this area in 1978 from Orlando. He spent his life in the automobile industry and was formerly the owner-operator of Norton Chevrolet. Bob was a member of Seven Rivers Presbyterian Church and active in the Chuck Colsen Prison Fellowship for many years. He received the fellowship's Volunteer of the Year Award.
Left to mourn his loss is his wife of 54 years, Mary Ann Norton; three daughters, Angela Blasl, Inverness, Robin (James) Martone, Inverness, Beth (Jim) Dennis, Orlando; five grandchildren, Kristopher, Nicholas, Lena Rose, Brooke, and Max.
Bob's life will be celebrated at the Seven Rivers Presbyterian Church at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept 28, 2013, with the Rev. Brandon Lauranzon officiating. Interment will be private in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Inverness. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m., until the hour of service in the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials requested to the Seven Rivers Presbyterian Church Deacon's Fund. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family.