Deacon 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.