Eugene Ray Norris
Class of 1950
The Virginian-Pilot, (Norfolk,
VA) - September 29, 2007
PORTSMOUTH - Angels came today and took our brother, Eugene Ray
Norris Sr., home. Ray was born Aug. 31, 1930, in Edenton, N.C. He
was the son of the late Alethia Basnight Norris and Eugene Alfred
Norris of Cradock.
Ray was a graduate of Cradock High School and a member of Providence
Baptist Church in Shawboro, N.C. Ray was a veteran of the United
States Army serving during the Korean War. He retired from Naval
Regional Medical Center Portsmouth. Ray was a coach for the Deep
Creek Little League for more than 20 years. He was preceded in death
by his longtime companion, Loretta McManus.
He leaves a son, Eugene Ray Norris Jr.; brothers, Earl and wife
Nancy and Danny and wife Linda; loving sister, Rose and husband
Sonny; and many nieces and nephews. Ray is also survived by many
friends at Bibby's, Lawrence Pharmacy, Jones's and Zino's.
A funeral will be conducted at noon Monday in Providence Baptist
Church in Shawboro by the Rev. Charles Stevens. Burial will be in
Moyock Cemetery. There will be a visitation Sunday from 7 until 8
p.m. at the Chesapeake Chapel of H.D. Oliver Funeral Apartments,
1416 Cedar Road.
Memorial donations may be made to the Providence Baptist Church.