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James "JC" Charles Norris

Monday, November 3rd, 1930 - Saturday, September 26th, 2020
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James Charles Norris of O’Fallon, Illinois, formerly of Bixby, Missouri, was born on November 3, 1930 in Salem, Missouri, a son of the late James Blaine Norris and the late Wanna (Whitaker) Norris. On October 17, 1959, JC was united in marriage to Barbara Kloepper in Iron Mountain, Missouri and they shared nearly sixty-one years together.

JC went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, September 26, 2020 having reached The age of eighty-nine years, ten months and twenty-three days.

James, aka Jim, JC, Jay, was an outdoorsman who loved camping, fishing, deer, turkey, and coon hunting. Growing up during the depression he started work as a truck driver at an early age to help support his family. In 1959 he attended Bailey Technical School studying diesel mechanics and went on to a 34 year career with Ryder Truck Rental as an accomplished diesel mechanic. Upon retirement he and Barbara relocated to Bixby, MO where he then started JC Norris Trucking business hauling for the local sawmills. In 2015 he and Barbara moved to O’Fallon, IL for rest and relaxation near family. James, Jim, JC, Jay, whatever you chose to call him, was a generous, reliable friend to many.

Those who remain to mourn his passing and cherish his memory include his loving wife, Barbara Norris; six children: Kandice (Daryl) Simmons, Kimberly (David) Brown, Larry (Betty) Norris, Dennis Norris, Jack (Lonnie) Norris, and Donna (Lloyd) Thompson; fourteen grandchildren: Danielle Simmons, Jeffrey Simmons, Elise Brown, Hunter Brown, Lori (George) Hubbard, Jaimy (Tony) Sorrell, Tina (Jim) Walker, Todd (Jennifer) Norris, Terri Higgins, James (Lisa) Norris, Brandon (Kim) Norris, Melaine Dotson, Michael (Mandy) Thompson, Stephanie Reissing; twenty great grandchildren; four siblings: Rosetta Sutton, Morris Norris, Lucille Middleton, and Richard Norris. JC is also survived by many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

In addition to his parents, JC was preceded in death by four siblings: Irene Cavanese, Archie Norris, Betty Walberg, Goldie Browning; and his father-in-law and mother-in-law: Theodore and Mildred Kloepper.

**Per the family’s request, facial masks/coverings will be required before entering the facility. DeClue Funeral Home understands the importance of a community being able to come together during difficult times such as this – but please keep the safety of others a priority while visiting. Social distancing is strongly encouraged and extra sanitation areas have been put in place as an added precaution.**

Visitation will be Saturday, October 3, 2020 from 11 am to 12 pm at Viburnum Christian Church, 2-28 Maple Street, Viburnum, Missouri, 65566. A funeral service will immediately follow the visitation beginning at 12 pm at Viburnum Christian Church. Pastor Steven Rogier will officiate the service.

Interment will be held at Boss Cemetery. Honoring JC by serving as Pallbearers will be Jeffrey Simmons, Hunter Brown, David Sutton, Gary Browning, Jerry Norris, and David Sumner.

Funeral arrangements were respectfully entrusted to the care and direction of the DeClue Funeral Home.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, October 3rd, 2020 | 11:00am - 12:00pm
    When
    Saturday, October 3rd, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm
    Location
    Viburnum Christian Church
    Address
    2-28 Maple Street
    VIBURNUM, MO 65566
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  • Service

    Saturday, October 3rd, 2020 | 12:00pm
    When
    Saturday, October 3rd, 2020 12:00pm
    Location
    Viburnum Christian Church
    Address
    2-28 Maple Street
    VIBURNUM, MO 65566
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Pastor Steven Rogier
  • Interment

    Location
    Boss Cemetery
    Address
    Boss, MO

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Kim, Dave, Elise and Hunter, Our thoughts & prayers are with you. Give our condolences and prayers to your Mrs. Norris.
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Jimmy Pack

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I think the first time I met JC Barb and I were in Salem Mo and after he left us she told me that is the one I am going to marry we were so young but what a blessing spending the best lives with the one you love Barb we have been blessed having the life we have had love u always susie
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