Kerry Dwain Norris (1964 - 2020)

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Kerry Dwain Norris
1964 - 2020
October 20, 1964
St Francis Hospital in Mountain View, Howell County, Missouri United States 65548
April 30, 2020
approx. 1/2 mile east of the Shannon County line, on Highway 60. in Shannon County, Missouri United States
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Kerry Dwain Norris was born on October 20, 1964 at St Francis Hospital, Mountain View, Missouri United States. He is the child of Jerry Dwaine Norris and Betty Jo Norris, with a sibling Sonia. According to his family tree, Kerry was father to 2 children. He married Lynne Allison (Sharp) Norris on May 5, 1990 at Home, Jefferson City, Missouri United States. They were married until Kerry's death in 2020. They had children Lauren Lea (Norris) and Michelle Marie (Johnson). He died on April 30, 2020 at approx. 1/2 mile east of the Shannon County line, on Highway 60., Missouri United States at 55 years old. We know that Kerry Dwain Norris had been residing in Winona, Shannon County, Missouri United States 65588.
Updated: August 4, 2022
He was larger than life. Standing 6'2" with a big booming voice, he was full of charisma. Blue eyes and dimples, you could tell when he was trying to pull your leg about something because he'd bite the corner of his bottom lip. I dont know anyone who didnt like him. He liked to joke, listen to music, hunt and fish, and hang with his drag racing buddies. He worked hard and played hard. He seemed invincible. He intimidated boys, which the girls didnt like, but I think they understood and appreciated him for it. He worshipped his mom.
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Kerry Dwain Norris
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Winona, Shannon County, Missouri United States 65588
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Kerry Norris was born on at St Francis Hospital in Mountain View, Howell County, Missouri United States 65548
Kerry Norris died on at approx. 1/2 mile east of the Shannon County line, on Highway 60. in Shannon County, Missouri United States
Coronary embolism while driving caused him to wreck and be thrown from the vehicle. He was dead before he wrecked, according to the coroner.
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May 9, 2020
Pine Lawn Cemetery in Winona, Shannon County, Missouri United States 65588
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Ethnicity & Lineage

They were all from Southern Missouri. I havent traced a lot of his people back yet.

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He was born in Mountain View MO and spent his entire life in Missouri. He lived in Jefferson City for nearly 30 years and raised his family there, but once they were grown he moved back to Winona, where he grew up.


He quit Winona High School 3 months before graduating and regretted it the rest of his life.


He was Pentecost, because his grandma Margie was a Pentecost preacher. He didn't know much about what they believed and never went to church.


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He was a welder. He worked at Modine Mfg., making heavy-duty radiators. Before that, he worked in the logwoods and sawmills of Shannon County.

Personal Life

He loved to hunt, fish and work on cars. He had a car he liked to drag race. He enjoyed hanging out with his family and friends. He liked to grow blackberries, and make deer jerky.

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Married: May 5, 1990 - April 30, 2020
Cause of Separation: Kerry's Death
Married at: Home 5010 Scruggs Station Rd Jefferson City, Cole County, MO, 65109 United States
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Lynne Norris commented on Aug 04
Kerry and I had been separated for several years at the time of his death. We were still friends and I loved him completely. I miss him every minute of every day.


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Kerry Dwain "Horse" Norris October 20, 1964 - April 30, 2020 Kerry Dwain 'Horse' Norris was born October 20, 1964, to Jerry D. and Betty Jo (Shomaker) Norris in Mountain View, MO. He passed from this life on April 30, 2020, at Mountain View, MO at the age of 55 years, 6 months, and 10 days. He married Lynne Sharp on May 5, 1990, in Jefferson City, MO. He was the father of a son and two daughters. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jerry D. and Betty J. (Shomaker) Norris; maternal grandparents Ted and Rachel (Yardley) Shomaker; paternal grandparents Jim and Margie (Koogler) Norris, and several aunts and uncles. Kerry is survived by his wife, Lynne Norris, son Ryan (Tiffany) Norris, daughters Michelle (Brian) Love and Lauren (John Steiner III), sister Sonia (Ronald) Redman, half-sister Loretta Madden and family, half-brother Kelvin Wallace and family, grandchildren Kasen and Kaleb Norris, Nolan, Olivia, Parker, Daxton, and Allison Love, Ella Norris and Ian Steiner, a host of nieces and nephews, as well as companion Barbara Honeycutt and her family. Kerry had a passion for life, hunting, hotrods, and riding dirt roads. He never knew a stranger, always had a funny story and loved to make people laugh. There was never a bigger heart placed in a person than what was placed in Kerry Norris. Kerry was blessed to have been loved so deeply and unconditionally by so many. He will be forever missed, and until we meet again, may he rest in the loving arms of the Lord. A Visitation was held on Thursday, May 7, 2020 from 6-8 at the First Assembly of God Church in Winona, MO, and a Graveside Service was held on Friday, May 8, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at the Pine Lawn Cemetery in Winona, MO.

1964 - 2020 World Events

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In 1964, in the year that Kerry Dwain Norris was born, on February 9th, the Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show. 73 million people watched - although the Beatles couldn't be heard because of the loud screaming of the female teenage audience.

In 1974, at the age of merely 10 years old, Kerry was alive when on July 30th, the House Judiciary Committee adopted three articles of impeachment against President Nixon. He was charged with obstruction of justice, failure to uphold laws, and the refusal to produce material subpoenaed by the committee. In order to avoid impeachment, Richard M. Nixon announced that he would resign on August 8th, the first President to do so.

In 1976, he was just 12 years old when on August 4th, a mysterious illness struck an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Within a week, 25 people had died and 130 people had been hospitalized. It was the first known instance of what came to be called "Legionnaires Disease."

In 1984, by the time he was 20 years old, due to outrage about "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" (it seemed too "dark" to many and it was rated PG), a new rating was devised - PG-13. The first film rated PG-13 was "Red Dawn".

In 1997, by the time he was 33 years old, on July 1st, Hong Kong was returned to China. In 1898, Great Britain was awarded Hong Kong for 99 years. In a subsequent agreement, China agreed to allow Hong Kong to remain capitalist. So the handing over of the area ended British rule but did not change the economic system of Hong Kong.

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