William Norton Jr.
William Joe Norton, Jr., also known as “Chip”, 58, of Eureka Springs, AR, passed away on Saturday, August 11 in Green Forest, AR.
Visitation will be from 5:00PM-7:00PM Tuesday, August 14 at Nelson Funeral Service in Green Forest, AR.
A Celebration of Life service will begin 2:00PM Wednesday, August 15 at Nelson Funeral Service with Donnie Grendell officiating. A family graveside service will follow at Pickens Cemetery.
Chip was born in Harrison, AR to William Joe Norton, Sr. and Sue Westcoat on December 20, 1959. He graduated from Green Forest High School. He married Lori Mitchell on June 1, 1979 in Green Forest. He operated his own construction business. His hobbies were traveling, scuba diving, telling jokes, riding motorcycles, building amazing structures, and triathlon-related activities. Chip suffered heart complications while participating in a cycling race through his hometown area. His wife was right by his side. Chip was larger than life brightening any room with his presence.
Chip is preceded in death by his father, William Joe Norton, Sr. and mother, Sue Westcoat.
Chip is survived by his spouse: Lori Mitchell; his children: William Jacob Norton, Jessica Linz, and Joshua Norton; his siblings: Lori Norton and Robert Norton; his grandchildren: Jonah Linz, Journey Linz and Jovi Linz, who is on the way; and several cousins, in-laws, nephews, nieces and friends.
Pallbearers will be: William Jacob Norton, Joshua Norton, Justin Linz, Kelly Long, David Stone and Scott Stone.
Chip’s family wishes to extend our sincere thanks to the Berryville Emergency crew and Nelson Funeral Service for all their efforts and assistance.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Ratzlaff Legacy Foundation at http://tinyurl.com/ratzlegacy. Chip was personally connected and regularly participated in the event. Online condolences may be sent to the family at nelsonfuneral.com.