Louis Guy Norton
Louis Guy Norton
  • December 14, 1928 - December 18, 2016
  • Martinsville, Virginia

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Louis Guy Norton Jr., 88, of Martinsville passed away on December 18, 2016. He was born on December 14, 1928 in Marion N.C. to Louis Guy Norton Sr., and Berta Spencer Norton. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife of 49 years, Ruth Blankenship Norton; his second wife Evelyn Chappell Norton, and his sisters Ellen N. Haynes and Joyce N. Johnson.

He is survived by his son Louis Guy Norton III and his wife, Theresa; daughters, Janice Lynn Norton and Mary Katherine Slate and her husband, John; grandchildren, Louis Guy Norton IV and Joanna Norton Jones and her husband Johnny; and great grandson Braxton Myles Jones.

Mr. Norton was a 1945 graduate Martinsville High School and a graduate of Staunton Military Academy and Trade School. He served in the United States Air Force where he played on the Air Force's traveling baseball team. He retired from Dupont with 43 years of service.

Mr. Norton was a great athlete who loved all sports. He was an avid golfer and member of Linwood Country Club. He played semipro ball with the Philadelphia Athletics and later coached little league baseball teams and pony league teams in Martinsville and Henry County. Mr. Norton coached the first pony league team in Martinsville Henry County to ever win a state championship.

The funeral service will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 22, 2016 at McKee Stone Funeral Home with Reverend Paul Johnson officiating. The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. prior to the funeral. Burial will be at Roselawn Burial Park.

Arrangements are by McKee-Stone Funeral Home-Martinsville, VA
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