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Bro. Walter Keen (W. K.) Norris, Cumberland Co., KY (1925-2013)

He was drafted in World War Two with U.S. Army Combat Engineers and Trained as a Coxwain/ Machine Gunner at Bangor, Maine, He attended College at Lindsey Wilson and University of Kentucky in 1950's when Bear Bryant and Adolph Rupp were coaching, also a member of U.K. Alumni, In the 1950's he was Assistant County Extension Agent for Simpson Co./Franklin, Kentucky, was a High School Teacher and Coach at Marrowbone High School, a High School Teacher and Basketball Coach 1960's-1980's at Cumberland County High School, a lifelong Farmer and Pastor of Church of The Lord Jesus Christ from 1970's until his passing.
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Bro. Walter Keen "W.K." Norris, age 88, of Garmon Ferry Road in Burkesville, KY, passed away Monday, October 28, 2013 at the Cumberland County Hospital in Burkesville, KY.

Funeral Services will be conducted Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at 10amCT/11amET, in The Memory Chapel of Norris-New Funeral Home, 601 N Main Street, Burkesville, KY with burial in The Burkesville Cemetery. The Family will receive friends Tuesday, October 29, 2013 after 6pmCT/7pmET until the funeral hour on Wednesday.


Bro. Walter Keen (W. K.) Norris, Cumberland Co., KY (1925-2013)


He was born in The Leslie Community of Cumberland County, Kentucky on Tuesday, March 31, 1925 the son of Charlie D. and Nettie Madison Norris. He died Monday, October 28, 2013, in Burkesville, Cumberland County, KY, at the age of 88 years, 6 months, and 28 days.

He was drafted in World War Two with U.S. Army Combat Engineers and Trained as a Coxwain/ Machine Gunner at Bangor, Maine, He attended College at Lindsey Wilson and University of Kentucky in 1950's when Bear Bryant and Adolph Rupp were coaching, also a member of U.K. Alumni, In the 1950's he was Assistant County Extension Agent for Simpson Co./Franklin, Kentucky, was a High School Teacher and Coach at Marrowbone High School, a High School Teacher and Basketball Coach 1960's-1980's at Cumberland County High School, a lifelong Farmer and Pastor of Church of The Lord Jesus Christ from 1970's until his passing.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Sally Talbot Norris, and his sisters, Anna Pearl Garmon, Ruth Glass, Barbara King and Ruby Wolfe.

He is survived by the following:
  • His daughter: Ellen (and David) Thomas of Richmond, KY

  • His son: Walter, Jr. (and Kaye) Norris of Bowling Green, KY

  • His grandchildren: Bradford Norris, Erica (and Leo) Capezzuto

  • Two great-grandchildren
Professional services provided by Norris-New Funeral Home, 601 N Main Street, Burkesville, KY, in charge of arrangements. Send a condolence ot the family of Walter Keen (W.K.) Norris


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Bro. Walter Keen (W. K.) Norris, Cumberland Co., KY (1925-2013)



2013-10-30 - 601 N Main Street, Burkesville, KY - Photo from Norris-New Funeral Home.

Bro. Walter Keen (W. K.) Norris, Cumberland Co., KY (1925-2013)



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