GREENVILLE - Richard Jacob Norris age 71, of Greenville passed away at 11:55 am Wednesday, November 17, 2021, surrounded by family at Reid Health in Richmond after a courageous battle with cancer.
Richard was born April 7, 1950, in Greenville to the late Isaac J. & Kathryn K. (Schmidt) Norris. In addition to his parents Richard was also preceded in death by a brother, Clarence Norris; and brothers-in-law, Harold Sharp and Donald Zeller.
Richard is survived by his wife of 47 years, Patricia A. (Powell) Norris whom he married June 15, 1974; children, Travis Norris of Greenville, Natalie & Kevin Scripture of Richmond, Indiana, Nicholas & Christine Norris of Greenville and Karla & Jonathan Price of Oxford; grandchildren, Destiny Norris, Isaac Norris, Jeremy Barnes, Bryant Barnes, Brandon Barnes, Mariah Barnes, Brittany Barnes, Bryn Price, Nora Price, Felix Price, Molly Vea and Andy Scripture; 13 great-grandchildren; siblings, Lavonne Sharp, Modoc, Indiana, Carol & Jim Holsapple of Arcanum, Wanda & Leroy Billenstein of North Star and Betty Zeller of Greenville; sister-in-law, Connie Norris of Union City, Indiana; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Richard served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He retired from Spartech Plastics in Greenville after 27 years of service. He was a member of East Zion Church in Greenville. Richard was known for his flannel shirts, pipe smoking and love for Prince Albert pipe tobacco. Richard enjoyed woodworking, restoring old cars, collecting antiques, being outdoors and wildlife. Richard was very meticulous about his lawn and loved mowing his and his neighbor's lawns.
A funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm Tuesday, November 23, 2021, at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with full military honors conducted by the Greenville Veteran's Honor Guard. Burial will follow in Abbottsville Cemetery in Darke County. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 12:00 to 2:00 PM at the funeral home. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com