David Earl Norris

September 17, 1948 - February 9, 2014
David Earl Norris

David Earl Norris, age 65 of Leland passed away Sunday, February 9, 2014 at Duke Medical Center.

He was born in Kinston, NC on September 17, 1948. He was preceded in death by his father, Silas Norris, and brothers, Kenneth Norris, Otis Norris and Jimmy Norris.

David was a member of First Baptist Church of Leland. He was retired from DuPont in 2002. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, drag racing and spending time with his family and friends, especially his two grandchildren whom he loved very much.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Becky Norris; two sons, Allen Norris and Jason Norris and wife Riley; two grandchildren, Taylor and Ella; his mother, Mary Frances Norris of Richlands; two brothers Genes Norris of Beulaville and Gilbert Norris and wife Carole of Pink Hill; one sister, Geraldine Thigpen and husband Ferrell of Potters Hill.

Funeral services will be held at 11 am Saturday, February 15, 2014 at First Baptist Church of Leland. The family will see friends from 9:30 until the time of the service. Burial will be at the Quinn Cemetery in Kenansville, NC.

In lieu of flowers the family has requested that memorial donations may be made to the First Baptist Church of Leland Building Fund.

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Wilmington Funeal & Cremation Village Road Chapel, 525 Village Road, Leland, NC 28451 910.383.3511


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  • February 11, 2014
    Beverly Houston Back says:
    So sad to hear about Uncle David. My prayers and thoughts are with you all. Big hugs to you Aunt Becky.

  • February 12, 2014
    John White says:
    with deepest sympathy to the Norris family from a former Dupont employee.

  • February 15, 2014
    GT & Vickie Wells says:
    Prayers are with the family at this time. May each day you heal and remember all of the good times you had together. He will be missed by everyone.

  • February 14, 2014
    Phillip & Marie Hinnant says:
    David you will be surely missed, you fought a long hard battle and now there is pain no more, but it lingers in the hearts of those that loved you and hope to see you again in the future. May You Rest in Peace in the arms of our Loving Savior.

  • February 12, 2014
    DELL HOWARD says:
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your Family. May God help you through the days ahead. Dell&Jerry Howard of Pink Hill, NC