NEVADA — Arthur P. “Art” Norris, of Nevada, died at 2:45 p.m. Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at the Wyandot County Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Upper Sandusky. He was 93.
Born Oct. 4, 1918 in Wyandot County, he was a son of Walter and Mae (Bardon) Norris, both deceased. He married Anna Belle Holdcraft on Nov. 23, 1942 in Sycamore and she died March 28, 2010.
Mr. Norris is survived by two sons, Don (Sandra) Norris, of Sycamore, and Patrick (Debbie) Norris, of Nevada; three grandchildren, Jenny (Duane) Ham, Laura (Tim) Lewis and Jason (Emily) Norris; and six great grandchildren, Dylan and Sydney Ham, Scott, Ashley and Hannah Lewis and Isabella Norris.
He also was preceded in death by a brother, Warren Norris.
Mr. Norris owned and operated Norris Welding Shop, Nevada, from 1938 until January 2012, when he had to stop working due to health reasons. Along with his busy welding shop business, he enjoyed farming on the side.
He was a World War II veteran, serving in the U.S. Army. He played a part in the Manhattan Project.
Mr. Norris was a member for more than 50 years of Emanuel United Church of Christ, Upper Sandusky, where he formerly served on the consistory, as an elder, deacon, a Sunday school teacher and played on the dartball team. He was a member of American Legion Post No. 462, Nevada, for which he served as chaplain and was a past commander.
For hobbies, Mr. Norris enjoyed bowling, fastpitch softball in his younger years and traveling to the west coast and Florida with his wife.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Lucas-Batton Funeral Home, Nevada, with the Rev. Martin Stiffler officiating the services. Burial will follow at Nevada Cemetery, where military graveside rites will be conducted. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Wyandot County in care of Lucas-Batton Funeral Home, PO Box 98, Nevada OH 44849.