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Walter Woodrow Norris, Jr.

September 26, 1937 ~ April 5, 2019 (age 81)
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SWANSBORO  -  Walter Woodrow Norris, Jr., 81, of Swansboro, died Friday, April 5, 2019 at Carolina East Medical Center in New Bern.Funeral services will be held at 12:00 PM on Wednesday at Bear Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Terry Golden officiating.  Burial, with military honors, will follow at Piney Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.  

Born on September 26, 1937 in Palo Alto, he was a son of the late Walter and Thelma Jones Norris.  He married the late Sylvia Reeves on September 5, 1955 in Dillon, SC.  He was a proud member of the 82nd Airborne Division of the US Army.  He retired in 1974 as a CWO3.  He was a member of the Seaside Masonic Lodge #429 and was a Past Master and Past Secretary of Seaside Lodge.

Survivors include three children, Sandi Mull and her husband, Tommy of Swansboro, Debra Jackson and her husband, Tommy of Dunn and Annette Denton of Hubert; four grandchildren, Mandi Gillis and her husband, Brian of Swansboro, Crystal Gotterbarm of Dunn, Amber Creek of Hubert, Grayson Mull and his wife, Chelsea of Swansboro; and seven great-grandchildren, Sahara Creek, Skyler Journigan, Miranda Creek, Jimmy Page, Peyton Mull, Aida Gillis and Parker Mull.

The family will receive friends Wednesday morning, prior to the service, from 11:00 - 12:00 at the church.

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