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Ray J. Norris
Date of Death or Service Aug 10, 2013

Mr. Ray J. “Yankee” Norris, age 82 of Dickson, died Saturday, August 10, 2013Memorial visitation with the family will be from 5 until 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Taylor Funeral Home.  Memorial service for Mr. Ray J. “Yankee” Norris will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Middle Tennessee Veterans Cemetery. 

A native of Owendale, Huron County, Michigan, Ray was the son of the late Carl F. and Fay McConaha Norris.  He served his country in two branches of military service:  the United States Navy and Navy Reserve and the United States Air Force.  His periods of enlistment were during and following the Korean War.  Ray worked for the telephone company as an installer/repairman both in Michigan (Michigan Bell and AT&T) and in Tennessee (South-Central Bell, AT&T, and BellSouth).  He and his wife loved to travel and during their life together they have been in every state of the union as well as every continent in the world except Antarctica.

Survivors include his wife of more than 60 years, Margaret Norris, Dickson; two sons, Dale (Pam) Norris, Burns, and Michael (Lisa) Norris, Atlanta, GA; three daughters, Sharon (Randall) Bailey, Dickson, Lynda Simmons, Nashville, and Kathy (Tom) Riffel, Findlay, OH; one brother, Dale (Fran) Norris, Kalamazoo, MI; 7 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren.


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