Graveside service for Norwood Leon Tanton, age 91, of Sulphur Springs, TX will be held at 10:00A.M. on Wednesday, July 28, 2021 at Restlawn Memorial Park with Buddy Wiggins officiating. Pallbearers will include Anthony Tanton, Brent Tanton, Tim Tanton, Jimmy Ray Skelton and Ronnie Parris. Bodie Watkins and Jackie Watkins will be serving as honorary pallbearers. Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00P.M. on Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Chapel. Mr. Tanton passed away on July 25, 2021.
Mr. Tanton was born on July 11, 1930 in Sulphur Springs, TX to Andrew Jackson and Ida Pearl (McDaniel) Tanton. He married Doris Reeder on November 25, 1949 in New Mexico. She preceded him in death in 1999. Norwood was an Army Veteran. He worked as a dairy farmer. Norwood was a loving Papa.
He is survived by his sons, Tony Tanton and wife, Ann, Tim Tanton, Tommy Tanton and wife, Debra and Terry Tanton; daughter, Donna Hill; eleven grandchildren and seventeen great grandchildren; brother, Milus Joseph Tanton.
Norwood was preceded in death by his parents; wife; daughter, Debra Moore; grandchildren, Alisha Tanton, Steven Moore and Eric Hill; three brothers and four sisters.
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