Virgil Lee Norrell Sr.(1936 - 2013)

Virgil Lee Norrell Sr., 76, was received home by God on Monday April 8, 2013. Funeral: 1 p.m. Thursday at Calvario Funeral Chapel (formerly Shannon North). Interment: Laurel Land Memorial Park in Fort Worth. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home Virgil was born June 18, 1936, in Van Zandt County, Texas, to Clarence Claydin and Ollie Carter Norrell. He grew up in West Texas as a dirt farmer, graduated from high school and joined the Air Force during the Korean War. He lived in Fort Worth for the past 23 years and was retired from Bell Helicopter. Virgil was a generous and kind soul, and was loved by all who knew him. He worked every hour that God sent. Virgil was preceded in death by Helen Marie Wexler Norrell, Billie Hallman Norrell, and a son, James Dale Norrell. Survivors: Wife, Aeris Anderson Norrell; sons, Virgil Lee Norrell Jr. of Brisbane, Australia, and Paul Newton Norrell of Westminster, TX.; brothers, Claude Norrell and Stewart Norrell both of Plainview, TX; grandchildren, John Paul Norrell, William Riley Norrell and Matthew Richmond Norrell; and many grandchildren from each marriage.

Published in Star-Telegram on Apr. 10, 2013