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Wayne Deacon NorrellDeacon Arvin Wayne Norrell, 79 of Sunray, passed away on Saturday, March 13, 2021. The rosary will be recited at 7 oclock in the evening on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at Christ the King Catholic Church in Sunray. The funeral mass will be celebrated at 2:30 oclock in the afternoon on Thursday, March 18, 2021 at Christ the King Catholic Church with Bishop Patrick Zurek as celebrant with Father Gabriel Garcia and Father Ron Mathews. Interment will follow in Lane Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Beeson ~ Morrison Funeral Directors. The family kindly requests masks be worn when attending the service and rosary. Wayne was born on April 27, 1941 in Franklin, Louisiana to A.L. "Pete" and Frances Randazza Norrell. The family moved in 1947 and made Sunray their home. At the age of 12, Wayne went to work with his father and became a skilled welder. He married Rita McAnarney, the love of his life, on October 7, 1961 at Christ the King Catholic Church. Wayne served in the National Guard and was involved in various civic clubs in Sunray including the Jaycees where he was a state representative, the Lions Club, and was also a Sunray Independent School District Board Member for 11 years. He served as a president in all 3 organizations. Wayne also had a special love and appreciation for Notre Dame Football, vacationing in the mountains of Red River, expressing his creativity through his welding, working in the yard, watching his grand kids compete, and especially the time spent with family on Sundays after church. Wayne had a true servants heart and always had time to truly listen to anyone that needed or wanted to talk, and he eagerly shared and taught his faith. He was ordained as a Deacon on October 2, 1977, which was his true calling and vocation. Wayne was a lifelong member of his beloved Christ the King Catholic Church. He loved his wife of 59 years, his family and above all else, his God with all his heart, soul, mind, and strength. God is good all the time, all the time God is good! Wayne was preceded in death by his parents. Wayne is survived by his wife, Rita of the home; brother David of Siloam Springs, Arkansas; children: Mike Norrell and wife Leslie of Nashville, TN, Michelle Weatherford and husband Melvin of Sunray, TX, Melinda Hatfield and fianc Steve Kistner of Sunray, TX and Melissa Johnson and husband Rusty of Hartley, TX; grandchildren: Taelor Duzan and husband Nathan, Tanner Norrell and wife Adriana, Michael Weatherford, Matthew Weatherford, Marissa Weatherford, Mekayla Martin and husband Trevor, Mekenna Hatfield and fianc Shane Bradley, Madison Hatfield, Maryn Hatfield, Mitchell Johnson and Marshall Johnson; great grandchildren: Korah Weatherford, Mack Weatherford, Maisyn Martin and Mabrey Martin. The family suggests, with gratitude, that memorials be made to the Sunray Resource Center, PO Box 306, Sunray TX 79086. To plant Memorial Trees in memory of Deacon Wayne Norrell, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.
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Beeson - Morrison Funeral Directors May 18 2021 12:00 AM
We are so sorry for your loss. We send our sympathy, love, and prayers to you all. Larry & Cristy
Larry & Cristy Mcclenny of Lindale Mar 18 2021 12:00 AM
Sorry for your loss.
Earl Dean Mitchell of Turpin, Oklahoma Mar 18 2021 12:00 AM
Thoughts and prayers for you and your family.
Sharon Mills of Amarillo, Texas Mar 17 2021 12:00 AM
I have the fondest-memories of my young-childhood with Arvin Wayne Norrell. He was my first childhood-sweetheart. The fondest-story I remember is he gave me a Cracker Jack engagement-ring in the first-grade. I lost it playing in-the-grass, of course and my sweet-daddy crawled on his-hands and knees until he found it. It could have been replaced but not sentimentally. Later-in-life of many-years past that, my-husband Tom Sheldon and Wayne worked together in construction at the Shamrock plant. Wayne reminded Tom kiddingly he gave me my first ring. He will be missed as he had had such-a servant's-heart and especially for his Lord and Savior. I have lost close-contact with too-many since I moved away from Dumas in 2003 after the love-of-my life passed away, Tom in June, 2002 and definitely after I moved further in 2017 with family to Stillwater. Rita, I won't attempt to tell you it will be easy as I know from experience of almost 18-years but I will tell you to cling tightly to our Lord's unchanging and unfailing-hand. Travel-the-pathway He has ahead for you, there are no-pathways as He has an individual-one for all. Wish I could be there for services but I am trying to get over a dangerous-reaction to COVID-injections so doctor advises no. I will definitely be there in concern, care and prayers for all.
Jackie Green Sheldon of Stillwater Mar 16 2021 12:00 AM
THE FAMILY LOST A SPECIAL MAN AND personal friend. May God give you comfort and Rita, you are very special person
Delbert McCloy of Morse Mar 15 2021 12:00 AM
I have the fondest-memories of my young-childhood with Arvin Wayne Norrell. He was my first childhood-sweetheart. The fondest-story I remember is he gave me a Cracker Jack engagement-ring in the first-grade. I lost it playing in-the-grass, of course and my sweet-daddy cra...
Jackie Green Sheldon of Stillwater Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM