James Edward Norred, 69, of Florence, passed away April 1, 2013 at UAB Hospital. He was a member of Roger’s Chapel United Methodist Church, and retired from TVA as a painter.
Visitation will be Wednesday, April 3, 2013 from 12 – 3 p.m. at Greenview Funeral Home with the funeral service beginning at 3 p.m. in Greenivew Memorial Chapel. Officiating will be the Rev. Ralph Mann and Sonny Owens. Burial will follow in Roger’s Chapel Cemetery.
Mr. Norred was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Ruby Nard; brother, J.C. and W.D. Nard; sister, Mary Sue Holt.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Shirley Norred; daughters, Melissa Gayle Wear (Preston), Kimberly Annette Lane (Thomas); brothers, Robert, Kenneth, and Aaron Nard; sisters, Judy Young, Clara West, Kathy Stutts; grandchildren, Houston Pate Wear, Tia Lane Wear, Mallory Faith Lane, Morgan Preslee Lane.
Active pallbearers will be nephews; Kenny Givens, Danny Stutts, Tim West, Nathan Nard, Sammy Givens, and Randy Givens.
Honorary pallbearers will be Dennis Wilson, Danny Forsythe, Ray Phillips, and Donald Darby.
Special thanks to Dr. Lyman Mitchell and staff, Dr. Gerrard Haggstrom and staff, especially Dr. Brendan, Dr.McGuire, Dr. Tyler Lash, and the Liver Team of U.A.B. Hospital.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Roger’s Chapel United Methodist Church or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Daddy was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He loved his Lord and his church family. He had the most beautiful smile and was known for his warm hugs and “sugar” as he called his sweet kisses. He was a hard worker that took care of his family. He spent most of his time piddling around at home, visiting friends, and watching his grandkids play ball. Nothing made him happier than having all of them around him. Even in his last days his eyes lit up from the sounds of their voices. He also had a very special friend, Dennis Wilson, who led him back to God many years ago. He will be greatly missed but never forgotten.
An online guest book may be viewed and signed at www.greenviewmemorial.com.
Arrangements by Greenview Funeral Home.