Donnie R. Norris, 47, of Elyria, died Friday July 27, 2007 at his residence following a brief illness. He was born in Whitwell, TN and had resided in Elyria over 30 years. Mr. Norris was employed as an inspector at Rhenium Alloys in Elyria for three years. He was previously employed for 15 years at Sunrise Medical in Avon Lake where he assembled wheelchairs. He enjoyed computers, listening to music and photography.
He was the beloved husband of Christina (nee Ray). He is also survived by one step-son, Jason Ray; five sisters, Peggy, Judy, Doris, Sue and Patty; five brothers, Jerry, Bill, Charlie, Roger and Bob; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his beloved mother, Geneva Norris in 2004; his father, Edward Norris in 1985; and three sisters, Caroline in 1970, Linda in 1964 and Debra in 1961. The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 P.M. Monday at the Liston Funeral Home, 36403 Center Ridge Road, North Ridgeville. Funeral Services will be Tuesday at 1 P.M. at the funeral home with Rev. Harold Ray, Mr. Norris’ father-in-law, officiating. Burial will be at Butternut Ridge Cemetery in Eaton Township. Memorial Contributions may be made to Hospice of the Western Reserve, 424 Middle Avenue, Elyria, OH 44035.