Funeral services for Charles Edward Norris of Goldsby, Okla., formerly of El Reno, was held at 1 p.m. Monday September 9, 2019 in the Trinity Baptist Church in El Reno, Oklahoma. Burial with Military Honors will be in the El Reno Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Wilson Funeral Home.
Mr. Norris passed away on Thursday, September 5, 2019 in the Norman Veterans Center in Norman, Okla. He was born on March 9, 1942 in El Reno, Oklahoma. He was a graduate of El Reno High School.
He received his bachelor’s degree in journalism from the U.S. Army. He had lived most of his life in Goldsby. He was a retired Recon Platoon Sergeant from the U.S. Army where he had received two Purple Hearts, two Silver Stars and had served during the Vietnam and the Korean Wars with the 25th and 35th Infantry Division.
He was a member of the Trinity Baptist Church, Canadian River Cruisers Car Club and the proud owner of many classic cars including the current 67 Camaro RS. He Loved woodworking, eagles and onion burgers.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer Lee and Kathryn Lucy (Perry) Norris; his wife, Helen Elaine (Swagerty) Norris; brother, Robert Lee Norris; and sister, Margarette Barnes.
Survivors include his daughter, Debbie DeMoss of Yukon, Okla.; son-in-law, Daniel Thomas “Tom” DeMoss; sister, Marilyn Vincent of Fort Wayne, Indiana; two grandsons, Logan DeMoss and Justin Cole; great-granddaughter, Laci Cole; his sidekick (Pet Bird) Harley; nephew, Matthew Barnes, Best Friend, Leo Shaw; numerous other relatives and many dear friends.
Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project.