Albert Jackson Norwood

Albert Jackson Norwood, know to many as "Jay" was called home with our Heavenly Father at the age of 76 on November 9, 2012 in Hamilton, Texas. He was originally from Midland and after learning his trade from his father-in-law, Vernon Stewart, worked as a carpenter for many years here in Midland. He moved to Marble Falls, Texas in 1981 where he continued his passion for building houses, re-models, electrical and plumbing work. Since his enlistment in the United States Navy from 1956-1959, stationed in Istanbul, Turkey is where he started his love for playing the fiddle. His love for Blue Grass music carried him to many "jam sessions" with his companion, JoAnn Herring. He is survived by a son, Michael Andrew Norwood, of Midland, Texas; a daughter, Glenna Jean Box of Midland, Texas; two sisters, Sandra Kay Duncan of Port Neches, Texas and Leila Evelyn Hall of Llano, Texas; one granddaughter, Porsche Lyn Shelden, of Winston, Oregon; and two great-grandsons, Andrew Kyle Simmons of Midland, Texas and Mason Riley Evans of Winston, Oregon. Services are being taken care of by American Heritage Funeral Home, off of 1788. Church services will be at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, Friday, November 16, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. with graveside services to follow at American Heritage Cemetery. As a child, I'd gaze out the window and wait for Daddy to come home. He made our lives complete, and gave us strength and security. Now Daddy's gone with Jesus. His love remains a memory. He waits at Jesus' side, saying, "Come on in my child, your Daddy's home." A crown he's been given, cause he stood great and strong, hand in hand with Jesus around the throne. I long for that land so free. Now Heaven is sweeter to me. I know he can't come back, but I can to him, cause Daddy's home, round God's throne, Daddy's Home.

Published in Midland Reporter-Telegram on Nov. 16, 2012