Loyd Marcus Norton
Funeral Date: 5/2/2009

Obituary:
Loyd Marcus Norton of Little Rock Arkansas, formerly of Warren Arkansas, passed away April 28, 2009 while surrounded by his family. The son of Voy Russell and Lula Mae Norton, he was born on December 7, 1931. Loyd graduated from New Edinburg High School in 1949 and Radio School in Port Arthur, Texas in 1953. He joined the U.S. Army in 1951 where he distinguished himself by receiving the U.S. Army’s Sharpshooter Carbine Expert Rifle Medal Award. He was later deployed to the front lines of the Korean War from 1952 to 1953 where he proudly served as an Army Medic helping wounded soldiers in the midst of battle. He had a passion for music and frequently shared his gift with his fellow servicemen by entertaining them with his vast repertoire of songs and guitar music. He continued his service to his country as a Reservist in the U.S. Army Reserve until December 1959. Before shipping off to Korea, he married Christine Forrester on July 20, 1952. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church of Warren and their Friendship Sunday School Class and the Golden Agers. Loyd is survived by his wife, Christine F. Norton of Little Rock; three daughters, Chrystal Corcoran of Oceanside California, Candace Norton of Little Rock, and Camille Norton of Maumelle; one son, Kelly Norton of Evanston, Illinois; son-in-law, Brandt Corcoran of Oceanside California; two grandchildren, Evan and Sean Corcoran of Oceanside, California; siblings, Dorothy Wright of El Dorado, Travis Norton of Calmer, Marnelle Clement of Pine Bluff, sister-in-law Pat Norton of Calmer, sister- and brother-in-law Jean and Virgil Wade of Lubbock, Texas; brother-in-law Tom Mullins of St. Louis, Missouri, four nephews and five nieces. Loyd was preceded in death by his parents, stepmother Lissie Norton, brother Voy Ray Norton, sister Joyce Mullins, and grand niece Haley Addison. Loyd owned and operated Warren TV Sales and Service for over 30 years. He enjoyed hunting using guns, bow and arrow, and muzzle loading rifles. He was an excellent hunter often providing his family with the fruits of his hunts. He was also the proud winner of the Warren Archery Club's 'Biggest Buck' Award. Before becoming a proficient bow deer hunter, Loyd enjoyed competitive archery. He was a member of the Arkansas Archery Club and won many trophies and medals in outdoor and indoor competitions. His archery skills were so good that during one match he actually scored a “Robin Hood,” where you split your arrow that is already in the target with the next arrow you shoot. Loyd also loved music and was an amateur historian of Country and Western music. Even at the end of his life, he could hear only a few notes of a song and be able to tell you the name of the song and the artist. Loyd's favorite music to listen to was the legendary Western and Swing band leader Bob Wills. There were many Sunday mornings his family woke up to the 'aaah haah' of Bob Wills' records. Loyd also loved singing and playing the guitar for himself, his family, his church, strangers, and frontline troops during his deployment as a medic in the Korean War. His love for family, friends, and music will live on in the hearts of those who knew him. Funeral services were 2:00 p.m. Saturday May 2, Frazer’s Chapel with Rev. Randy Murphy and Rev. James Wilson officiating. Linda Barrett was organist and soloist was Kathy Morman. Burial with flag presentation was in Wesley Chapel Cemetery near Calmer, AR. by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Voy Ray Norton, T.A. Norton, Chuck Wright, H.V. Gill, Wayman Mann and David King. Honorary pallbearers were James Kitchen, Larry Wherry, J.W. Baker, Odell Wolfe, Michael Padilla, Jimmy King and Bobby Barnes.

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Name: Alfred Barnett
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Name: John & Sandy Gavin
Message: We are so sorry for your loss. I have so many fun memories of times at the Twinkies house on Forrest Rd. when we were kids. John & I have missed them sitting in front of us at church.

Name: Beth Foster
Message: You are certainly in my thoughts and prayers. May God bless and comfort you now and in the days ahead.

Name: Karen Johnson
Message: What a wonderful man, husband and father. He has left behind many memories for his family and friends. God Bless the family and my dear friends Candy and Camille.

Name: Chuck & Diane Wright
Message: Fond memories!

Name: Charles Bridwell
Message: Dear Christine and Family - May God comfort your hearts and minds and help you treasure the legacy Lloyd left us all. I'll never forget your family's kindness to me.

Name: Nancy W. Jones
Message: Candy, Camille and Kelly. Love and prayers to you all.

Name: Lisa Mety Beal
Message: Candy and Camille - I am thinking about you both.

Name: Eric Palmer
Message: My sincere condolences go out to the entire Norton family.

Name: Maylon Rice
Message: To all the Norton family. I was very sad to read of Mr. Norton's deaht. He was a fine man and one who cared about all the young people in Warren. You are all in my prayers

Name: Gerald & Debbie Baker
Message: You are all in our thoughts.

Name: Arnis & Patsy (Taylor) Glover
Message: Dear Norton Family, we are so sorry to learn of Loyd's death. He was always a joy to be around and was such a nice person. You are in our prayers.

Name: SHIRLEY BEARD
Message: CHRIS AND FAMILY,MY FAMILYAND I ARE THINKINGOF YOU.WE ARE PRAYING FOR YOU ALL.LOVETO ALL.

Name: Rosan Bynum
Message: Camille and Candy, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. So sorry I cannot be there for you. The only real peace that I had and have when my dad passed away was just knowing that he was going to be with our Lord. Hopefully, that peace will sustain you. I love you both. Sincerely, Rosan

Name: Jo Jenkins
Message: My love and prayers to all the family.

Name: Keith McIntosh
Message: Candy I am thinking of you and am sorry for your grief. Miss you and would love to see you.

Name: Connie Starkey
Message: Camille and family, I was deeply saddened to hear about the death of your father. I know how difficult this must be for you. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May God bless you and your family during this time and always.

Name: Joe & Jean Wolfe
Message: Christine & Family, Joe and I are sorry for your loss. We know he will be missed very much. May God Bless and Comfort each of you during this sorrowful time. Joe & Jean

Name: Ricky Green
Message: You all are in my thoughts and prayers. Mr. Norton was a wonderful man and will surely be missed.

Name: Patsy Weaver Watson
Message: Sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all the family.

Name: Sandy Lonsberry
Message: Candy and Camille, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your dad. May God be with you both and your family during this difficult time. May His love and strength get you through. God Bless you all.

Name: Debbie Thomas & Sharon Davis
Message: Camille & Candy, We have you both, as well as your entire family, in our thoughts and prayers.

Name: Renee Wolfe Hudock
Message: I am so very sorry to hear about your dad..... He is in heaven with the Lord now, and certainly has a job that involves music and love for people.... God must have needed Loyd's help at this time... One day when you all meet again, that will be a great reunion day ! If any of you are ever coming up this way, please call and come to visit us.... God be with and bless all of you !!!!! Love, Renee and family

Name: Judy and French Wynne,Jr,
Message: Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Name: Terry Davis
Message: I am so sorry for your loss. I'm thinking about you all and praying for you.

Name: Paige Grider
Message: Candy, Camille and Family, I was sorry to hear about your dad. I pray God will confort you in this difficult time. Always remember the good times and charish his memory. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Paige

Name: Jim Wheeler
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Name: Robin and David Young
Message: Our thoughts and prayers go out to you during this sad time.

Name: Terri Steinmetz Kathy Boone
Message: Candy and Camille - You and your family are in our thoughts. Many wonderful memories of your dad will be with you forever. We love you both.

Name: Dale Smith & Family
Message: We are so sorry to hear about Mr. Loyd. We will lift you up in our prayers.

Name: Debra Dilbeck
Message: Candy and Camille you both are in my thoughts and prayers.

Name: Larry Wherry
Message: We have so many precious memories here on Forrest Road. We have missed you so much. So very sorry for the loss of a dear friend and neighbor. I pray God will confort you in way that only He can! Larry and Linda W.

Name: Morris & Carolyn Curry
Message: Thinking of Loyd in our years of knowing him makes us smile. Our sympathy to all of you.

Name: Jerri Gale Johnson-Harrelson
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Name: Carolyn Carr Inzer
Message: My thoughts and prayers are with your family. I have a lot of good memories of your family at Emmaus Baptist Church.

Name: Judy Richard Cox
Message: Candy, Camille, and family, my prayers are with you. I know this is a difficult time.

Name: Alan & Ruthie Holland
Message: Camille & Family, Our sincere condolences to all. God Bless You.

Name: Kim White
Message: Candy and Camille, I was so sorry to hear about your dad. Know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.