Robert Gene Norris, age 84, of Sugar Grove, passed away Friday, July 12, 2019 at Watauga Medical Center.

Born November 19, 1934 in Avery County, he was a son of the late Lewis and Trocia Greene Norris. Bobby Gene was a member of Forest Grove Baptist Church, and retired from the US Navy as a Chief Warrant Officer after 22 years of service. Bobby Gene loved his Lord above all and loved and cherished his family. His granddaughter, Emma, was the light of his life and she will miss her Papoo. He will be missed on this earth but we know he is rejoicing in heaven.

He is survived by his wife Clara Winebarger Norris, his children; Robert Norris, Jr., and wife Heather of Vilas, Toni Littleton and husband Bob of Sugar Grove, and Tracy Norris and fiancé Collin Day of Boone, one granddaughter, Emma Marie Norris of Vilas, one sister, Robbie Lynn Critcher and husband Tommy of Boone, two brothers, Ben Norris of Vilas and Dudley Norris and wife Judy of Sugar Grove and a number of cousins and nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by an infant brother, Jimmy Norris.

Funeral services for Mr. Bobby Gene Norris will be conducted Sunday, July 14, 2019 at 3 PM at Forest Grove Baptist Church. Officiating will be Rev. Thomas Brown. Burial will follow in a family cemetery on John Shell Road. Military Honors will be provided by American Legion Post 130 and the US Navy.
The family will receive friends Sunday afternoon from 2pm until 3 pm at Forest Grove Baptist Church.
The family respectfully requests no food, flowers are appreciated or memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd St, New York, NY 10016.

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