Norris Apperson
1936 - 2020
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Norris Apperson, 84, passed quietly from this earth and into the arms of Jesus on Saturday, August 29, 2020. He was born February 28, 1936, a lifelong resident of Newport News. Norris attended Wilson School, played football with the East End Blue Devils and the Newport News High School Typhoons. He graduated from Newport News High School in 1954, going on to attend and play football for the Newport News Shipbuilding Apprentice School. Norris retired after over 40 years of service with Newport News Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Company. He loved golf and continued to follow the game even after his playing days were over.

Norris was preceded in death by his beautiful wife of 59 years, Patricia W. Apperson; his brother, Lemuel "Pat" Apperson; and his parents, Lemuel R. and Mary Alice Apperson. He is survived by daughters, Cyndi Hefner (John) and Melinda McGowan (Seamus); granddaughters, Caiti McGowan, Jennifer McGowan (Pablo Siekiviza), and Valerie Kiziltas (Serdar); great-granddaughters, Emma and Alice Siekiviza, and Hailey Kiziltas; nephews, Lem Apperson (Debbie and Elizabeth) and Sam Apperson (Ron Braswell).

Heartfelt thanks go out to The Newport staff for their dedication, love and care over the last year and a half. You are all true heroes, especially during these unprecedented times.

A private graveside service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lackey Clinic or the Peninsula Rescue Mission. Arrangements are under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601.


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Published in Daily Press from Sep. 1 to Sep. 6, 2020.
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September 9, 2020
So sorry to hear about your loss. You know that God and Jesus are in the best position to comfort us when we lose a loved one in death.
September 9, 2020
Cyndi & Melinda my heart goes out to you both on the loss of your Dad. May God comfort you and reassure you now and in days to come of the little things and thoughts that your Mom & Dad left for you to cherish as their children. Take care....
Gene Harmon
Friend
September 8, 2020
He was a wonderful man. It was my honor to get to know him and care for him. My heart goes out to you!
Stacie
Friend
September 8, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow keeping you in my prayers.
April VanDyke
September 6, 2020
Cyndi and Melinda, I was so sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. I will always remember both your Mom and Dad and the times spent at your house when I was younger. Love to you both, Cindy (Langston) Grella
Cindy Grella
Friend
September 6, 2020
I was in Norris' high school graduating class I remember him as being shy and respectful and having eyes only for Patricia. My condolences to the family...Heaven has gained a good man.
Ruby Harlow Shrieves
Classmate
September 1, 2020
So sorry to hear of your loss, he was a gentleman to his core. I'm grateful I had a opportunity to know him and his wife. Blessings they are now reunited, praying for your comfort and reassurance that all is well. He has his wings.
Kathy Tyler/MSNN
September 1, 2020
I'm deeply saddened to read of the passing of my cousin Norris. As a young child I remember visiting my relatives on Sycamore Ave. Condolences to the entire family .
Bill Gardner
Family
September 1, 2020
I am so sorry to read of the passing of Norris. We were both in the Original Club and had many good times. To the family, please accept my most heartfelt condolences.
Rick Thomasson
Friend
September 1, 2020
I was sorry to hear about Norris. Another "Typhoon" is gone. He was a couple of years ahead of me in high school but he was well known and well liked. May our Lord ease the families pain for their loss.
Jim McDonald
Classmate
August 31, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Loughmiller Family
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