William B. Norris

YEAGERTOWN – William B. Norris, 77, of Yeagertown, died at 9:10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, at his residence.

Born on June 29, 1935, in Granville, he was a son of the late Russell Norris and Louella (Barlett) Norris Wertz.

He is survived by his wife, Lynn (Irons) Norris, whom he married on June 16, 1973.

Also surviving are: his children, Deb Goshorn and husband, Leroy, of Mifflintown, Nancy Boord and husband, John, of Newport News, Va., Tresa Swartz and husband, Larry, of Mexico, Pa., William Norris Jr. and wife, Kris, of Lewistown, Jamie Hill, of Yeagertown, Diane Breeze, of Lewistown, and Martha Norris, of Yeagertown; siblings, Mary Lou Robinson, of Wilmington, Del., Russ Norris and Kathy Wilt and husband, Larry, of Florida; 20 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and 16 great-great- grandchildren.

William was in the U.S. Air Force 67th Air Wing Base, serving during the Korean conflict from 1950 to 1953.

He was retired from Empire Kosher.

William was a firefighter since the age of nine. He was former captain of Henderson Fire Co., lifetime member of Fame and Henderson (United Fire Co.).

He was a great man and will be sadly missed.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. James B. Wooster Jr. officiating.

A viewing will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, at the funeral home.

Interment will take place at Mount Rock Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Lewistown Fire Department, 2 E. Third St., Lewistown.

Online condolences may be made at www.hoenstinefuneralhome.com.