Born Friday, February 21, 1930 in Olive, he was farmer and was a retired chemical operator for B. F. Goodrich Chemical Co. in Calvert City. He was a member of the Olive Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years Frances Carrol (Watkins) Norwood of Hardin. Also surviving are two sons, John Leyton Norwood, wife Jayne of Hardin and Phil Thomas Norwood, wife Diane of Hardin; one daughter, Cindy Odom of Hardin; four grandchildren, Vanessa McGregor of Benton, Ragan Mitchell of Murfreesboro, Tenn., Eric King of Dyersburg, Tenn., and Charles Henry Odom of Paducah; and fivegreat-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John Louie Norwood and Lois (Henderson) Norwood, a daughter, Lanora Gail King and a brother, James Franklin Norwood.
Funeral services were held June 2 in the chapel of the Collier Funeral Home in Benton. Rev. Johnny Phillips officiated. Interment followed in the Barnett Cemetery, Hardin.
The family asks that memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Kaden Tower, 6100 Dutchmans Lane, STE 401, Louisville, KY 40205-3284.