Dr. Roy Kyle Norris age 84 of Tazewell, TN was born January 16, 1936 and passed away at his home December 26, 2020. He was a proud veteran of the United States Air Force and graduate of the University of Tennessee Knoxville. He was a career educator having served as a teacher, principal, assistant school superintendent, and Director of schools of Claiborne County. Dr. Norris was a long-time member of the First Baptist Church, New Tazewell where he faithfully served as a Deacon, and Treasurer for over three decades.
He was preceded in death by his:
Parents: Rev. Roy Clifford and Lou Ella Norris
Infant Brother: Samuel Norris
He is survived by his:
Loving wife: Etta Jane (Hayes) Norris of 58 years
Sons: Dr. David Michael Norris
Jeffrey Scott and Cindy Norris
Grandchildren: Stefan Michael Roy Norris
Lily Ruth Norris
Brothers: Carl Norris
Curtis Norris and wife Glenda
Lynn Norris and wife Patsy
Sisters: Ella Rhea Porter
Martha Cannon and husband Gene
Aunt: Mary Shinpaugh
And a host of extended family members and lifelong friends.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to REC Ministry of First Baptist 2121 Old Highway 25-E Tazewell, TN 37879 or Gideons in care of Wayne Mills 1908 Blue Top Road Tazewell, TN 37879.
Graveside services will be conducted at the Fairview Cemetery Wednesday December 30, 2020 1PM.
The service will be officiated by Dr. Randy Pressnell and Rev. Roger Hansard. Music will be provided by Barbara Hatfield and Andy Hatfield.
Pallbearers: Deacons of the First Baptist Church
Family request that all in attendance please wear a mask.