William Coy Norris

December 24, 1934 - March 1, 2024
William Coy Norris

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William Coy Norris
Dec-24, 1934 to Mar-01, 2024

After eighty-nine years on earth, the Spirit of our beloved Coy was called home by his Lord Jesus. He is survived by his Wife of 64 years Renate Hildegard Norris, his Son Andy and wife Lisa and dearly loved grandchildren – Conner and; Molly, and his Brothers Larry Norris and wife Linda, Carl Norris and; wife Jan, Danny Norris & wife Cindy, Tony Norris & wife Mary-Jean and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded by his parents Charlie Geddis Norris, Sr. and wife Eunice Montgomery Norris, his Brothers CG (Sam), Wayne, Kenneth, Earl, Fred, and Jerry Norris, and Sisters Patsy Mitchel, Polly Surles, Emma Overman, and Jean Scott. Coy loved everyone, was a wonderful Dad “Opa”, and mentor to many. Coy and Renate
are members of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Coy was Combat Engineer for US Army who served in Germany receiving two medals. He had a 40-year management career with both Old Dominion Box and Crown Box Corp. retiring in 2008. Coy held faith; family deep in his heart. He was quick with a joke and quite the handyman. Coy fostered long lasting friendships, positively influencing the lives of so many. His legacy will be remembered.

“Schlaf Schon Poopsi and; Opa”

John 14 – 2) In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told
you that I go to prepare a place for you? 3) And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will
come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also.

A celebration of life service will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday March 6, 2024 at Wilmington Funeral Chapel and the family will receive friends from 1:00 to 2:00 pm at the funeral home before the service. A second service will be held at 2:30 pm on Thursday March 7, 2024 at Pine Hill cemetery in Burlington, NC and the family will receive friends from 1:00 to 2:00 pm at Lowe Funeral Home. (2205 S Church St, Burlington, NC 27215)

Donations may be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church or Lower Cape Fear LifeCare.

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  • March 05, 2024
    Dwight Roberson says:
    Mama Norris, Andy & Lisa, and the Norris family, Mr. Norris was such an incredible impact on my life and remains so. He taught me the values of hard work, compassion, love, ethics, humor, and leadership. Many a day working at the 9th street warehouse, weekends collecting pallets or working on home projects with Andy at his home or mine, or going back and forth to college, he led by example. What good fortune and to meet Andy in high school and find my 2d set of parents. I spent as many nights in your house as I did my own in my late teen and early college years. I am blessed beyond measure. Love to you all.

  • March 03, 2024
    Richard and Sophie Williams says:
    Coy and Renate were the first neighbors to greet us when we moved into our house in 1984. We could not have asked for better neighbors and friends.

  • March 03, 2024
    Ellen Daniels Singletary says:
    I worked with Coy over 30 years at Crown Box. He was indispensable and loved by all of us. He loved his family. His son and I were sharing stories tonight. Thank you Coy for sharing your wit, wisdom and love over the years. Ellen Daniels Singletary

  • March 03, 2024
    LOUISE E. PERKINS says:
    Dear Renate and family........ May you all find peace in knowing that Coy is at peace in the arms pf our GOD....He will not be forgotten , but remembered as the jolly person he was before his illness , MY LOVE TO THE NORRIS FAMILY Louise Perkins