Obituaries B.C. Norris (July 6, 1921 - October 1, 2009)
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B.C. Norris JR, 88, of Middleburg, died October 1, 2009, at home. B.C. was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 56 years, Virginia Catron, brother, Roscoe Norris and niece, Sylvia Costain. Born July 6, 1921, B.C. was the son of the late Carl and Levada (Wilson) Norris. B.C. is survived by daughter, Cheryl Rodgers, Middleburg; grandson, Gregory Rodgers, Dayton, OH; niece, Patricia (Roy) Warren, Colorado Springs, CO; brother-in-law, William Catron, Waynesburg, KY; and caregivers: Juanita Coleman, Merle Montgomery and Rubie Brock. B.C. graduated from McKinney High School (Class of 1939), attended Georgetown College for three years, studying mathematics and history, however, left prior to graduation to defend the Republic with his enlistment in the United States Army for service in World War II. After the war, B.C. returned to private life as an independent farmer, entrepreneur and community banker. B.C. retired as Vice-President and CEO from the National Bank of Hustonville after 34 years in 1990.
B.C. was a lifelong, active member of the Mt. Salem Baptist Church. There B.C. served for decades in numerous leadership positions: Deacon, treasurer, teacher and role model.
B.C. was an avid fisherman and spent many days at the lake chasing crappie with his friend, Irvin (Red) Jeffries. B.C. was known for his legendary garden and being the consummate humanitarian shared more with his neighbors than he ever used himself. B.C. also loved his family farm, which he worked many years with longtime friend, Albert Sallee.
Visitation will be at 6-9 PM, Sunday, October 4th at W. L. Pruitt Funeral Home in Moreland. Celebration of life service is 12:30 p.m. Monday, October 5th at the funeral home. Burial is at Danville Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers are Kelly Norris, Vernon Norris, III, Joda Norris, Tommy Sallee, Rance Baird, Otis Gene Delk and Jody Jarrett. Honorary Pallbearers are Vernon Norris, Jr., George Norris, Greg Norris, Keith Norris, Richard Simpson, Roy Warren, Kenneth Lucas, Barry Davis and Carl Wilder.
In lieu of flowers, memorials requested to: Hospice of Lake Cumberland, 100 Parkway Drive, Somerset, KY 42503.