Norris, Jr., William Henry

November 02, 2004

On Monday, November 1, 2004, WILLIAM H. "Huggy Bear" NORRIS, JR., of Chestertown, MD, died in the Chester River Hospital Center, Chestertown, MD. He was 78. Mr. Norris was born in Baltimore, MD, the son of the late William H. Norris, Sr. and George Slingluff Norris. Mr. Norris was a self employed Real Estate Broker, Owning the William Norris Real Estate Agency for many years. Mr. Norris was a WWII Marine Corps Veteran. Mr. Norris was a member and Past Commodore of the Chester River yacht and Country Club, Chestertown, MD, where he enjoyed playing golf, with his many friends and participating in the MISGA, golf outings throughout the eastern shore. Mr. Norris was also a member of the Tred Avon Yacht Club, Oxford, MD and of the Chesapeake Bay Yacht Club, Easton, MD. Mr. Norris was one of the founding fathers of the Shore Stick Supporters. An organization founded to support local Lacrosse programs. Mr. Norris was an avid lacrosse fan, and could be found at many contests, in his community and surrounding areas. Mr. Norris was a member of the Chestertown Lions Club, and the Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Chestertown, MD. In addition to his parents, Mr. Norris was preceded in death by his first wife, Patricia Patterson Norris in 1997. He is survived by his wife Leona Little Norris, three daughters, Genevieve Norris Jacobs of Arnold, MD, Patricia Norris Nowell of West River, MD and Katherine Norris Charvat of Poolesville, MD, one son, William H. Norris III of Chestertown, MD, two sisters, Laura Lee Soderburg of St. Mary's City, MD and Anne Norris Kirby of Easton, MD and 12 grandchildren. Memorial services will be held on Thursday, November 4, 2004 at 11 A.M. in the Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Chestertown, MD. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in his memory to the Kent Hospice Foundation, 100 Brown Street, Chestertown, MD 21620 or the Chester River Hospital Center, 100 Brown Street, Chestertown, MD 21620. Arrangements by the Fellows Helfenbein and Newnam Funeral Home, Chestertown, MD.

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