James T. Norris

Chillicothe, Ohio

Age 76




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James T. "Jim" Norris

Chillicothe - James T. "Jim" Norris

James T. "Jim" Norris, 76, of Chillicothe, died 3:06 p.m. Friday, November 8, 2019 in Heartland of Chillicothe following a courageous battle with Lewy Body Dementia.

He was born September 21, 1943, in Chillicothe, Ohio to the late Robert and Evelyn Seymour Norris. On July 15, 1962, he married his childhood sweetheart, the love of his life, former Joyce E. Wagner who survives.

Also surviving are children, Terri (Jim) Day, of Chillicothe, Debbie (Dean) Reynolds, of Chillicothe and Jamie (Angela) Norris, of Lantana, TX; grandchildren, Amanda (Jeff) Burns, Taylor (Rachel) Day, Hannah (Kyle) Bradley, Jennifer (Ben) Ward, Logan (Halee) Reynolds, Mary Ellen (Nick) Hooks, Megan (Jeff ) Strausbaugh; great grandchildren, Bradley, Beckham, Leah, Mason, Stella, Eli, Paislee, Grayson, Lyla and Lily; a brother, Ted (Diane) Norris, of Chillicothe; an aunt and uncle, Joanne and Dick Tuttle, of Chillicothe; numerous nieces and nephews; and many close friends. He was predeceased by his father, Robert Norris; mother and stepfather, Evelyn and Richard Lowe.

Jim was a member of the First Church of God and the Lake Royce Club. He retired in 2002 from Chilpaco where he had worked for 38 years and where he was a member of U.P.I.U. Local 988. Jim was an avid outdoorsman and loved to fish and hunt especially the many trips to Canada with family and friends. He enjoyed his weekly lunches and spending time with the "Rusty Zipper Club".

The family would like to extend a "Thank You" to the staffs of Heartland Nursing Home and Heartland Hospice for the loving care given to Jim and compassions shown to our family during this time.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 13, 2019 in the First Church of God with Pastors Matt Roe and Greg Pennington officiating. Burial will follow in St. Margaret Cemetery. Friends may call at the First Church of God from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday or one hour prior to the service on Wednesday. Arrangements are under the direction of the WARE FUNERAL HOME.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the First Church of God Building Fund 780 E. Water Street Chillicothe, Ohio 45601 or to Heartland Hospice 205 North Street #400 Lucasville, Ohio 45648.

You may sign his online register at www.warefh.com

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Sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you! Sending hugs & love to the family.

Joyce, so sorry to hear this news, love ya dear, and keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Jim had a great smile, an even better laugh. I was rabbit hunting with him and Uncle Emmitt many years ago, we were all walking down a fence line, and a rabbit jumped out, Uncle Emmitt shot first and the rabbit fur went flying...but I was a young and eager hunter, so I shot too for good measure, just after Uncle Emmitt...we get to the tangled ball of fur, Uncle Emmitt turns to me and proceeds to...

Joyce and family my brother Mike Kaltenbach loved Jim and always told of there many adventures to NASCAR , high school games, and fish frys. I met Mike sometimes at the rusty zipper club I will always rememberJim's kindness to Mike You are in my prayers

Joyce and family. I am so sorry about Jimmys passing. Didn't see him often but he never changed, always loving and kind. Loved him dearly. We started school together and he was born on my Mom;s birthday. May God bless and be with you all at this time. In my thoughts and prayers, Patty.

So sorry to hear of Jim's passing. Prayers for Joyce and the family.
We knew Jim many years ago, he was always a kind spirit. Prayers for the family's peace and comfort

I am sure Jim's family knows this, but Jimmy is "One Great Guy". He acquired many many friends through Chilpaco and processing deer. He was the best at both. A soft-spoken voice is all I ever heard from him, and it was always something meaningful. It was always a privilege and enjoyable time just to be around him. He will be greatly missed here but he has made a big splash on Heaven's Golden Shore. Heaven is enriched by his presence. Memory of Jim will live forever. My prayer is...

We are so very sorry to hear of Jim's passing. He was a very kind man to many. His thoughtfulness will always be remembered. Till we meet again!

Joyce and family we are sorry to hear about Jim passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.