The Newnan Times-Herald


James David “J.D.” Norris

  • By Winston Skinner
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  • Dec. 29, 2017 - 3:34 PM

James David “J.D.” Norris, 70, passed away on Wednesday, December 20, 2017.

He was born in Atlanta in 1947 and resided in Riverdale, Georgia, and Luthersville, Georgia, before retiring to Florida.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Shirley Fickle Norris; their daughter, Sheila Norris; their son and daughter-in- law, James Eric and Robin Norris; grandsons, Scott Volheim, Josh Norris and Alex Norris; granddaughter, Tiffany O’Connell; and four great-grandchildren.

J.D. worked for Eastern Airlines for 23 years and then enjoyed a successful second career in the auto sales industry. He coached Little League and youth sports for many years, which gave him great joy. He loved golf and the friendships he developed from the game.

J.D. was a Mason and a perpetual member of the Fairburn Lodge 180, F. & A. M.

A memorial service will be held to celebrate his life in Peachtree City in early January.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Masonic Home of Georgia, Grand Lodge Secretary, P.O. Box 4665, Macon, GA 31208.

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