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James R. Norris
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Obituary for James R. Norris

James R. Norris, 72, of LaGrange, died Friday, January 26, 2018 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne, IN.

He was born on December 3, 1945, in Sturgis, MI., to Vic and Eloise (Long) Norris.

Jim was a graduate of LaGrange High School and went on to graduate from Indiana State University. He served his country in the US Army from 1969 to 1971. He then became the owner of Combined Insurance Agency in LaGrange from 1972 to 2009.

He was a member of the Calvary Chapel Fellowship, the Meridian Sun Lodge F&AM #76, Fort Wayne Scottish Rite, Fort Wayne Mizpah Shrine, Royal Order of Jesters and the LaGrange County Shrine Club. He sang with the Mizpah Chanters, rode with the Pedal Pushers and
transported many children to the Shriner’s Hospital for Children.

Jim loved to serve the LaGrange County Council on Aging. He was a board member and was a past president.

On July 27, 1968, he married Sharon A. Hawkins in Williamsport, IN. Sharon survives Jim in LaGrange.

Also surviving are his two daughters and sons-in-law, Jennifer and Troy Barker of LaGrange, Amy and Greg Burrus of Indianapolis, three grandchildren, Kaeden and Quinn Barker of LaGrange and Ryker Burrus of Indianapolis.

Jim’s parents and a brother, John R. Norris preceded him in death.

A memorial visitation will be held on Friday, February 9th from 3-7:30pm at the Frurip-May Funeral Home, 309 West Michigan St., LaGrange, IN. A 7:30 Masonic Service will take place on Friday.

A memorial service will be held at 1pm on Saturday, February 10th at the funeral home. Brian Gorrell and Randy Packer will officiate the service.

Memorials may be contributed in Jim’s memory to the Shriner’s Hospital for Children or the LaGrange County Council on Aging.

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3:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Frurip-May Funeral Home

309 West Michigan St.
LaGrange, IN 46761





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Frurip-May Funeral Home

309 West Michigan St.
LaGrange, IN 46761


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