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Charles C.  Norris
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Charles C. Norris
Saltville, VA

Charles C. Norris, 92, went to join his eternal Heavenly Father on Thursday, February 1, 2018. He joins his loving wife, Loretta Campbell Norris, his mother-Maude Brown Lee, step father-Charlie Lee, father Clyde Norris, and one brother - Sherman Norris. He leaves behind in sorrow his only son, John and wife Cindy, the joy of his life-his grandson Corey, and his loving companion of the last 21 years, Elizabeth Osborne. He also leaves behind his close niece-Sharon Campbell of Estero, Florida, nephew-Doug & wife Ruth Norris of Roanoke, VA, and his sister - Elaine Mead and Jim of Boise, Idaho. Left behind are many close friends that considered him family along with several nieces and nephews.
Charles Norris was born May 6, 1925 in Brownwood, N.C. He moved to Holston, VA in the early 1940's. During the war he worked in ammunition plants in both Massachusetts and Pennsylvania. He returned to the Abingdon area in the late 40's and eventually went into police work for the Town of Abingdon. In 1952 he was hired as a police officer for the Town of Saltville and from 1954 to 1964 proudly served as Police Chief. In 1964 he began a career with Olin where he was the land manager and also worked as the water manager for the Town of Saltville. He finished his career as one of the last working employees of the Olin Corp. in the town of Saltville. He served over a decade as a Saltville town councilman.
Charles was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He will be remembered for his love for the community of Saltville that he proudly called home. He takes with him a vast amount of town and community knowledge that he acquired while serving the community. He will be remembered for his wit, wisdom, humor, and his ability to captivate an audience with his many stories.
The family wishes to recognize and thank the caregivers who gave 24 hour care for the last 3 years. The tender love and care they provided was greatly appreciated.

Funeral services will be conduct at 8:00 p.m. Monday February 5, 2018 at Henderson Funeral Home with Rev. Scott Spence officiating. Graveside services will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday at Mount Rose Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Monday prior to the service.
Memorial donations for Mr. Norris may be made to the charity of your choice.

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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
D. R. Henderson Funeral Home

148 East Main St
Saltville, Virginia 24370

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8:00 PM
D. R. Henderson Funeral Home

148 East Main St
Saltville, Virginia 24370





11:00 AM
Mount Rose Cemetery

10069 Crescent Rd.
Glade Spring, VA 24340


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