Samuel Robert Norris

Died: Sat., Mar. 18, 2017


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tue., Mar. 21, 2017
Location: Whitsell Funeral Home

Funeral Service

12:00 PM Wed., Mar. 22, 2017
Location: Whitsell Funeral Home

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 Samuel Robert "Bob" Norris, age 100 of Morganfield, Ky. passed away at Shemwell Nursing Home in Providence, Saturday, March 18, 2017. He was a life-long farmer in Grove Center. After retiring from farming, he entertained school children with exotic bird tours raised on the farm. He was a member of Grove Center Methodist Church.  He is preceded in death by his parents, Sam and Ethel Norris; sister, Mary Francis Henshaw.  Survivors include, wife of seventy-two  years, Erma Norris of Morganfield; one daughter, Karla and Tom Higdon of Morganfield; two  sons, Sammy and Sue Norris of Morganfield, Russell and Carolyn Norris  of Uniontown; nine granddaughters, Melanie and Jason Byrd of Sturgis, Cindy and Mark Evans of Pride, Deidre and Mickey Burns of Morganfield;  Farrah and Mike Burgess of Morganfield; Angie and Jimmy Peyton of Harrisburg, Ill., Ashley Martin of Uniontown,  Alicia and Tommy Carr of Morganfield,  Valerie Evans of Owensboro,  Stephanie Howard of Evansville, Ind.; six great grandchildren; two step great grandchildren.   Funeral service for Bob will be 12 p.m. noon, Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at Whitsell Funeral Home in Morganfield. Brother Don House and Brother Ray Buckman will officiate. Burial will be in Odd Fellow Cemetery in Morganfield. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 21, 2017.  Additional visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time on Wednesday at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions can be made to Grove Center Methodist Church. Online condolences can be made at


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   Posted Mon April 24, 2017
A message to the Norris Family:
Please accept my sincere condolence for your painful loss. When I read Mr. Norris obits I was pleasantly surprised that he was a real centurion. That is quit an achievement in this time when most people don't even come close to that. The bible book Isaiah chap 65 verse 22 speaks of a time when people's life span will be loner then a tree. And in that same book at chap 25 verse 8 say Almighty God will "swallow up death forever. And remove the tears from all faces. These wonderful promises will be realized when the Kingdom taught us to pray for rules this earth. So as you reflect on your memories with Samuel, remember the Creator's promise. I'll pray for your family.

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