Robert E. Norris

Born: Thu., Dec. 8, 1938
Died: Mon., Apr. 20, 2020


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Robert ‘Burly’ E. Norris, age 81, of Griggsville, IL passed away on Monday, April 20, 2020 at Liberty Village in Pittsfield, IL.  He was born on December 8, 1938 in Griggsville, IL to Clarence and Doris Smith Norris.  He married Victoria Butler on May 14, 1989 in Louisiana, MO and she survives.

Robert attended school in Griggsville, IL and went on to join the United States Army in 1955.  After his honorable discharge from the US Army, he became a truck driver for several years and then worked at Owens-Illinois Glass Company in Alton, IL.  Robert went to work for Oscar Mayer for 16 years, then went back to truck driving for various companies and retired from LSSD.  He also did commercial fishing part time, selling and cleaning the fish, and helped farmers haul grain in the fall.  Robert attended Chambersburg Christian Church and Bloomfield Baptist Church.  He enjoyed fishing and hunting, and made fish and turtle nets to use and sell.  He also played the guitar and sang.

He is survived by his sons, Robert ‘BJ’ (Sandy Lierly) Norris of Pittsfield, IL, Marc (Lori) Norris of Winchester, IL, Kristin Norris of Arkansas, and Rick Lynch of San Jose, IL; daughters, Cara Baur of Salem, IL, Holly Norris of Winchester, IL, Debbie (Bryan) Hensley of Elsberry, MO, Emily Brown of Griggsville, IL, and Brenda Spitzer of Annapolis, MD; grandchildren, Amanda (Jason) Fielder, Becky (Aaron Pierson) Shireman, Emily (Matt) Thurman, Marc (Stephanie Smith) Norris, Chuck (Kirsten Elise) Norris, Makayla (Brent) Brown, Xena Hogeland, Jocelyn Gilbert, Mariah Gilbert, Ruth Baur, Lacey Norris, Ashley Norris, Kaylee Norris, Kristen Norris, Matthew Hensley, Nathan Hensley, Lydia Hensley, Brooklynn Brown, Brianna Brown, Brentin Brown, Braden Brown, and Bryan Brown; great grandchildren, Cayden Shireman, Ace Pierson, Nova Pierson, Dominic Norris, Decklynn Norris, Hudson Brown, Wesley Hyatt, and Adrianna Thurman; sister, Sarrah Rickords of Pittsfield, IL; and sister-in-law, Pat Norris of Norfolk, VA.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Doris Norris; daughter, Melissa Hogeland; great granddaughter, Karleigh May Norris; sister, Kathryn Stone; and brothers, Vernon (Gladys) Norris, Donald (Fran) Norris, and John Norris.

A graveside services will be held privately at Griggsville Cemetery in Griggsville, IL.  In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to be made to Griggsville Cemetery or to the family c/o Vicki Norris.  Online condolences may be left to the family at www.nieburfh.com.  Niebur Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Charitable donations may be made in Robert's memory to the following organizations:

Griggsville Cemetery

To the Family c/o Vicki Norris

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Fred & Kerri Rodhouse
   Posted Tue April 21, 2020
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Linda & Fred Lothridge
   Posted Wed April 22, 2020
We enjoyed our visits with Bob over the years. He will be missed greatly. We send hugs and prayers of comfort to all

wanda daniels
   Posted Wed April 22, 2020
I am so sorry Vickie.Hopefully this mess will be over and we can have the reunion and remember and celebrate for Bob.Love you

David and Karen Shoemaker
   Posted Wed April 22, 2020
To Vicki and family; Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We pray that God will comfort you during this difficult time.

Larry Bartlett
   Posted Wed April 22, 2020
I was saddened to hear of the passing off Bobbie "Burly" Norris. I was in school at the same time as Burly and remember well just how burly he was. We played basketball together and when he left to join the service I took over as the varsity catcher. He didn't run very fast but believe me, when he got going he was very tough to stop. RIP big guy.

Mr. & Mrs. Brian & Sandy Hoots
   Posted Thu April 23, 2020
We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you.

Lori (Miller) Poe
   Posted Thu April 23, 2020
So sorry for your loss Vickie and to the family....my thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Gene & Susie Lerch
   Posted Thu April 23, 2020
Vicki, praying for you and your family.

Eric Shoemaker
   Posted Fri April 24, 2020
So Sorry for your loss. Bob was always good to me when I saw him. But his suffering is over now. 😢

Connie Rafferty
   Posted Mon April 27, 2020
Vicki & family, sorry to hear of the
Passing of Bob you all are in my prayers at this difficult time.

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