Frank Ivan Norris
Frank Ivan Norris, 83, of Anderson, passed away on Jan. 18, 2020, at Community Hospital Anderson.
He was born on June 26, 1936, in Anderson, the son of Samuel Sr. and Hazel Norris.
Frank graduated from Anderson High School, Class of 1955, and also attended Indiana University.
He proudly served his country in the United States Army.
Frank retired from Guide Lamp Division of General Motors after 36 years of service.
He was a charter member of New Beginnings Church. He also was a youth leader for several years at 38th Street Free Will Baptist Church.
Frank was a jokester and an amazing athlete, fierce competitor, a loyal friend, brother, and uncle. He was also an amazing dad and an even better papaw.
He was a lover of God and Peggy, and was faithful and proud of it all.
Frank was a 1955 state champion in cross country at Anderson High School, which he ran barefoot and he also coached White River Little League Baseball for 25 years; Frank and Peggy enjoyed spending their winters in Florida, but most of all he loved spending time with his family.
He is survived by his loving wife whom he married Dec. 26, 1972, Margaret "Peggy" Norris; children, Kathy (Steve) Coon, Carla (Patrick) Patterson, Todd Norris, Misty (Roy) Stanley, Christy (Patrick) Vowell and Mecca Norris; 11 grandchildren, Matthew, Bryan, Jessica, Haley, Hayden, Jacob, Jaymison, Taylour, Kennedy, Austin, Makynlee; 13 great-grandchildren; sister, Roberta Drinkut; several nieces and nephews.
Frank was preceded in death by his parents; granddaughter, Ashley Norris; siblings, Samuel Jr., David, Robert, Jack Sr., Ruth Hebden, and Dorothy Soverns.
Visitation will be held at Loose Funeral Homes & Crematory, 200 W. 53rd St., Anderson, from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020.
Services will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, at 11:30 a.m. with Pastor Gary Marcum and Pastor Mike Barker officiating.
Burial will take place at Anderson Memorial Park Cemetery.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Bethany Pointe Health Campus for their care and compassion during Frank's stay.
Memorial contributions may be made to New Beginnings Church.
Published on January 21, 2020


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Bill Leicht, Ph.D.
Jan 25, 2020
Rest in peace Frank Norris. A man who could run like the wind.
Tina Scott
Jan 24, 2020
So sorry for your loss. Frank was a major part of my son's life when he was a teenager and a god send to me because of that. He will be missed by many!
Charlie Jones
Jan 24, 2020
Peg! So sorry to hear about Frank's passing. He was a super guy.
Michael Eldredge
Jan 22, 2020
Sorry for your loss Peggy, I enjoyed talking Big 10 sports with you & Frank on your lanai in Bonita.
Jim and Tina McBride
Jan 22, 2020
Peaceful White Lilies Basket was purchased for the family of Frank Ivan Norris by Jim and Tina McBride.  Send flowers
Jim and Tina McBride
Jan 22, 2020
I ran in the 1955 Indiana High School cross country race which Frank won. I ran as last man on Broad Ripple's team and was so far back I'm sure Frank was showered and on his was back home by the time I finished. I never knew Frank until a couple of years ago when I contacted him just out of interest. We traveled to Indiana from our home in Denver and had a wonderful lunch in Anderson with Frank and Peggy. We treasure getting to know them briefly and spending time with such loving and devoted people. Our prayers are with Peggy and their family as God guides them through this difficult time. God speed Frank.
ronald james
Jan 22, 2020
love is all I have ⁢ is for Franf and Familyl
love ron
Janie Lamb
Jan 21, 2020
Frank was a very good friend to my deceased husband Fred. He enjoyed Franks fun demeanor. May he also rest in peace.
Sheila Kearns
Jan 21, 2020
So very sorry for your loss.
My condolences to the family.