Vander “David” Norris

December 26, 1939 - June 24, 2011
Vander “David” Norris

Vander “David” Norris

Vander “David” Norris of Leland, NC, died Friday, June 24, 2011, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Wilmington, NC.

He was born in Chadbourn, NC, on December 26, 1939, the son of the late Emery and Monnie (Rogers) Norris and was preceded in death by three brothers.

Vander was a veteran of the U.S. Army and enjoyed fishing but most of all, loved talking, telling stories and sharing with his friends. He was a retired commercial truck driver and attended Leland Church of God. His hobby was eating and enjoying good food and fellowship.

Surviving are: his wife Dorothy (Justice) Norris of 33 years, three daughters, Cheryl Anderson and husband Chuck of Burton, MI, Diane Paulsen and husband Thomas of Ft. Worth, TX and Suzanne Hall of Leland, NC, a son Dale Reeves and wife Rose of Layton, UT, three sisters, Kate Haller of Falls Church, VA, Mavis Talbott and husband Richard of WV and Mildred Ganey and husband David of Leland, NC, nine grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held 1:00 pm Sunday, June 26, 2011, in the Leland Church of God, 9842 Wayne Street, Leland, NC, with Pastor Nelson R. Coleman.

A service of Village Road Funeral and Cremation Service, Leland, NC.


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  • June 25, 2011
    Mildred Ganey says:
    love you with all my heart

  • June 25, 2011
    Sharmon Ganey says:
    Uncle David will be truly missed....we all loved you through good times and bad.

  • June 26, 2011
    Mendez Family says:
    Diane and Family Our deepest sympathies go out you and your family. We have a big hug waiting for you when you and Thomas return home. Robert, Lisa and RJ

  • June 26, 2011
    John &Nancy Talbott Boles says:
    If life is sacred it should not be allowed to perish.True,The body will return to the dust from whence it came but the remembrance of the life should continue..WE ARE NOT DEAD UNTIL WE ARE FORGOTTEN

  • June 26, 2011
    John Talbott says:
    Our favorite uncle will be missed very much! John, Lisa, Afton, Megan, Sarah, and Jake.