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Mr. William "Bill" A. Norris

July 23, 1950 ~ June 10, 2018 (age 67)

Mr. William A. ”Bill” Norris, 67, of Galesburg, Illinois died 10:10 p.m. Sunday, June 10, 2018 at his home. 

He was born July 23, 1950 in Galesburg to Glenn B. and Mary E. Fleshman Norris.  He married Becky Moore.  He later married Kerre Mitchell September 7, 1985 in Galesburg.  She survives. 

Also surviving is his mother, Mary E Norris of Galesburg, his son W. Andrew (and Jennifer) Norris of Wesley Chapel, Florida, his daughter, Jacquelyn (and Brian) Doran of Southport, North Carolina, three brothers, Rollie (and Renie) Norris of Wheaton, Illinois, John (and Tere) Norris of Springfield, Missouri and Jim (and Beth) Norris of Galesburg, three granddaughters, Sydney Norris, Zoey Norris and Olivia Doran, eight nieces and nephews and four great nieces and nephew.  He was preceded in death by his father. 

Bill graduated from Galesburg High School in 1968.  He was in the U.S. Army from 1971 to 1973 serving in Augsburg Germany.  He graduated from Carl Sandburg College in 1974.  Bill worked for Century Link and other companies as a cable splicer and as a central office technician for 39 years.  He retired in 2012.  He enjoyed biking with friends and was a home brewer.  He was a member of CWA Local #4217 Union where he served as president, steward and was on the negotiation team.  He was a member of the Galesburg American Legion Post #285.  Bill was “Food Guy” to his beloved cats and was a volunteer for the Guardian Angels. 

Cremation will be accorded.  A Celebration of Life will be 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Saturday June 30, 2018 at the Knights of Columbus, 1556 E. Fremont St., Galesburg.  Memorials may be made to the Guardian Angels Humane Society.  Hinchliff-Pearson-West Funeral Directors and Cremation Services is assisting the family with arrangements.  Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com. 


Donations may be made to:

Guardian Angels Humane Society
P.O. Box 94, Galesburg IL 61402


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