Tony Edward Norris, age 65, of Boone, passed away peacefully at home Saturday, May 1, 2021, after a brief illness.

Tony was born March 19, 1956 to Stuart Edward and June Stanberry Norris Parks.
Tony's life work was in sawmilling and logging. He loved his horses, dogs and being outdoors.
He was preceded in death by his father, paternal grandparents Clyde and Georgia Norris, maternal grandparents Glenn and Vanna Stanberry.
Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 44 years, Irene Proffitt Norris, daughter Toni Leigh Norris Dishman and husband Ronnie, his mother June Parks, sister Judy N. Hampton and husband Mack.
He is also survived by grandsons Michael Dyer and Justin Dishman and wife Tammy.
Graveside services for Tony Norris will be conducted Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. in Bethelview United Methodist Church Cemetery on Ridge Road. Rev. Eric Proffitt will officiate.
Friends may visit at the funeral home Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. the day of the service.
Tony's body will be transported from his home to the cemetery by horse and wagon. This is very fitting according to the life that Tony so enjoyed.
The family respectfully requests no food. Flowers are accepted of contributions may be made to Medi-Home Hospice of Boone.
The Norris family also wants to express their special thanks to Jennifer Greene and others at Medi-Home Hospice of Boone.
Online condolences may be shared with the Norris family at the website
Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Norris family.


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