Durell Norris, born in Florida on March 9, 1932, and long time resident of Spanish Fort and Mobile, passed away on August 9, 2022.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Teretha Norris, his brothers, Carter and Walter Norris, his sisters, Jeanette Davis and Wynell Mabry, and his first wife, and mother of his children, Ruth, and his second wife Marie, and his son, Vance.
He is survived by his son, Stanley (Terry); his grandchildren, Drew (Sarah), Devon, Lindsay (Shayne), Scott, and Todd; and great grandchildren, Julian, Lily, Cali, Abi, Clara Clementine, Gavin, and Leia. He also leaves behind a host of nieces and nephews, whom he cherished as well.
Durell was a veteran of the Korean War where he served on the destroyer USS Brush. During his service, the USS Brush hit a mine killing many of the sailors on board. Following his period of active duty, he earned his Bachelor’s degree at Florida State University. He worked for many years as a pharmaceutical representative and spent many more years as a business owner and entrepreneur.
A celebration of life service will be held September 24, 2022, at 3:00PM, at Hughes Funeral Home in Daphne, Alabama. Expressions of condolence for the family may be made at www.hughesfh.com. Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road, Daphne, AL, is assisting the family.
My Son, Todd Norris and I are truly feeling the loss of Durell. He never treated me any different and I loved him very much. He was so wonderful to Todd and very supportive of what issues we we going through. We were unable to attend due to medical reasons, but were there in spirit.