NORRIS, Malcom

Another Korean War Soldier has gone to meet his Heavenly reward.

NORRIS, Malcom, 90 years old-
Passed away suddenly Monday afternoon- April 6, 2020-
Born on March 27, 1930- in Parrish, Alabama.

Norris served in the Korean War as a frontline combat soldier from Dec 15, 1948- Dec 18, 1951.  He was awarded three Bronze Stars, Korean Service Medal, and the Presidential Korean Citation Medal.

He was a very committed, dedicated  hard worker most all of his life. Norris was a retired truck driver and Security Officer.

There will be a Private Service of Remembrance of his life and service held for his immediate family on Thursday, April 9, 2020 at 3 pm at the Charter Funeral Home with the Reverend Melvin Massey officiating; followed by interment next week at the National Cemetery.
A public memorial service will be announced later for all family members and friends.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Della Jean Norris;  son, Garland Norris;  grandson, Kingsley Howell Walters;
granddaughter, Ava Rose Norris; parents-Barney Lee and Versie Norris, sister-Leatrice Ward, brothers-Carlos Norris and Norman Norris.

Survived by children- Penny Abernathy (Roger), Ronnie Norris (Dinah), Donnie Norris, Jenny Walters (Billy), Cindy Howton (Leroy), Donna Jarvis (Phillip) and Michael Norris (Nancy).

16 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.

Sisters- Edna Sue (Charles) Attaway, Helen Fowler,  Melvy (Julian) Thomas, Ruby Smith, Ruth (Tommy) Murphy. Brother-in-law-James Ward

We wish to thank the
staff and care-givers at the Col. Robert L Howard Veteran’s Home in Pell City for their kind and compassionate care.

We love you and Salute you for being a great provider, teacher and protector! Now may you Rest In Peace until we meet again.


  1. E Turner on April 8, 2020 at 2:24 pm

    Thank you so much for your dedication and service to our country. Rest in peace.

  2. roger bentley on April 8, 2020 at 3:44 pm

    Thank you for your service to our country sir !!!

  3. JR and Cissy McNish on April 8, 2020 at 6:12 pm

    What a beautiful valediction and honorable expression of love.
    JR and I are so sorry for your great loss. Your family is very special to ours. You al are in our thoughts and in our prayers.

  4. Millie Fields on April 8, 2020 at 7:46 pm

    To all the Norris family. May God bless and comfort each of you during this time of loss. Praying for all. RIP Bro Norris.
    Love to you all
    Millie and Kellis

    • Donna and Phillip on April 13, 2020 at 8:23 pm

      Thank you Millie and Kellis. Thank you for your prayers, calls, texts, card and gifts. We feel treasured by your love ?

  5. Marsha Vines Thompson on April 8, 2020 at 10:39 pm

    So very sorry for your loss, at such a sad time in our country I pray for the Lord’s Mercy, Love and his precious Peace that passes all understanding to touch your hearts. God Bless you all. I thank your Dad for his service. My Dad was in the Korean War too, we could never thank them enough.

    • Penny Abernathy on April 9, 2020 at 9:30 pm

      Thank for the kind words. I never knew your Dad was a Korean veteran.

  6. Leta Goolsby on April 10, 2020 at 5:31 am

    Praying for Your Family! I Thank your Father for his Service! May God be with you and your Family! My Dad was also in the Korean War.

  7. Cindy & Gary Handler on April 10, 2020 at 12:56 pm

    We are so very sorry for your loss. Praying over your family today.