Jack Earl Norris Sr.
Jack Earl Norris Sr., 89, of St. Joseph, passed away Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, at Church of the Mediator, 14280 Red Arrow Highway, Harbert, Michigan, with the Rev. David Brower officiating.
Family and friends may meet with the family from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday at the church prior to the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Church of the Mediator.
Online condolences accepted at www.PikeFH.com.
Jack was born Thursday, Sept. 25, 1930, in Anderson, Indiana, the son of Sam Reese Sr. and Hazel Roberta Wilson. Jack worked for General Motors for 38 years at the Guide Lamp Plant in Anderson, Indiana.
On June 16, 1956, he married Phyllis Rose Weir. Jack was a veteran serving in the United States Army.
Jack served on many community boards. He was instrumental in establishing the Center for Mental Health. He served as a UAW representative for Region 5 and he was a faithful member of Trinity Episcopal church in Anderson until moving to St. Joseph and joining the Church of the Mediator.
Jack is survived by his wife, Phyllis; sons, Jack Norris Jr., John (Alice) Norris, and Jeffrey (Don Smith) Norris; grandchild, Jack Norris III; one brother, Frank Norris; and one sister, Roberta Drinket.
Preceded by parents; grandson, Jonathan Norris; siblings, Dorothy Soverns, Samuel Norris, Ruth Hebden, David Norris and Robert Norris.
Published on December 3, 2019


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Mary E. Rapier
Dec 04, 2019
Dearest Phyllis,

I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your wonderful husband. I cannot imagine what you are feeling. You are in my thoughts lovely songbird - prayers of peace and healing. Much love, Mary and Steve
Tammy Dunson Smith
Dec 04, 2019
I've always had such fond memories of your whole family. Anderson has lost another of it's true champions in Jack. Sending so much love your way.
Kathy and Mike Fox
Dec 04, 2019
Jack always had a smile on his face and was such a genuine person. You two were lucky to have each other.
Don Seal
Dec 04, 2019
Jack was a champion of the “underdog”. It was my honor to know him.
John and Martha Swafford
Dec 03, 2019
Sorry for your loss. Miss seeing you both. John has good memories of you from Highland High School. Take care.
He is in a better place.
Larry Forrest
Dec 03, 2019
Buckie Bookhrt
Dec 03, 2019
Dear Phyllis and family,
So very sorry to hear of Jack's passing. He was a real keeper. I'm currently in LA, but my thoughts and fond memories are with you. Heaven has welcomed a new angel!!