Roger J. (Jack) Norris
Nikiski resident, Roger J. (Jack) Norris died Sunday, Sept. 3, 2006, at his home. He was 75.
Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church in Kenai. Father Richard Tero will officiate. Military honors will be performed by VFW Post No. 10046 and American Legion Post No. 20.
Mr. Norris was born Aug. 1, 1931, to Roger and Pauline Norris in Hamilton, Ohio, where he grew up and graduated from high school. He served four years in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict until he was honorably discharged in 1954. He spent many years raising his family in Tulsa, Okla., before moving to Nikiski in July of 1998.
Mr. Norris was a member of the Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church. He enjoyed going to church and loved spending time at the Nikiski Senior Citizens Center.
“Jack was an avid sports enthusiast. He watched football, baseball and basketball; pro and college. He enjoyed collecting carved and ceramic ducks. He also enjoyed amateur photography. He took pictures of Hawaiian flowers, Alaska flowers and mountains. He will be greatly missed by his friends and family,” his family said.
Mr. Norris was preceded in death by his parents, Roger John and Pauline Dorthea Norris.
He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Christina and Russell Griffith of Nikiski; brother and sister-in-law, Don and Julee Norris of Roswell, Ga.; sister and brother-in-law, Alice and Mark Labadie of Kansas, Okla.; grandsons, Chase, Layne and Dylan Griffith of Nikiski; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel in Kenai.
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