Norman Justin Harwood
Norman Justin Harwood
  • November 13, 1926 - March 15, 2017
  • Texarkana, Texas

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Norman J. Harwood, 90, of Texarkana, Texas, died Wednesday, March 15, 2017 in a local assisted living. Mr. Harwood was born November 13, 1926 in Birdtown, Arkansas. He was a U. S. Army veteran of WWII, and was retired from the U.S. Postal Service. Before joining the postal service, he was a teacher and coach at Glen Rose- Malvern, Kildare, and Hooks. He was a member of Rose Hill Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Anna Harwood of Morrilton, Arkansas; his wife of 62 years, Mary Leota Harwood; sister, Betty Zane Harwood; and his grandson, William Gentry Harwood.

Survivors include one sister and brother-in-law, Mary Ann and Jim Dalton of Mechanicsville, Virginia; two daughters and son-in-law, Janis DeMuth of Texarkana and Diane and Bob Morgan of Maumelle, Arkansas; one son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Leigh Ann Harwood of Melbourne, Florida; four grandchildren, Kristy DeMuth, Justin Harwood, Shelby DeMuth, and Matt Morgan.

A private family graveside ceremony was held on Friday, March 17 at Memorial Garden Cemetery in Texarkana, Arkansas.

Memorials will be made to Heritage Home Health and Hospice, 4939 Elizabeth St, Texarkana, TX 75503, or Bunch Woodview Center, 5704 Richmond Rd, Texarkana, TX 75503. Online tributes may be made at