Charles Rexford Norris
September 17, 1935- May 30, 2020
Charles Rexford Norris, 84, of Alexandria, VA passed away on Saturday, May 30, 2020. Born in Wallace, NC, he was the son of the late Charlie Vann and Grace Norris. He was a retired Naval Architect and master of many building trades.
Charles was a dedicated husband to Polly Gray Bradshaw for 56 years until her death in 2014. He was a loving father, and grandfather who took every opportunity to brag about his children and grandchildren. He was an inspiration to many, building his home and furniture. In retirement he enjoyed helping people, providing valuable advice and solving issues with their homes. He had a gift for telling stories and sharing his wisdom with his children and their families. His favorite past times were being outdoors watching the wildlife, watching football on tv and he especially loved to fish with his bamboo pole from the dock of the family vacation home in Lake Anna, Virginia.
He is survived by his two children, Charles Gregory Norris and his, fiancé Jessica O’Mara; and Bonnie Gray Norris and husband William “Lee” Niemeyer; grandchildren Connor Norris, Rachel, Jason and Kyle Niemeyer; brother Arnold Norris of Rose Hill, NC; sister Anna Gail Smith of Southport, NC., and many loving extended family and friends.
A graveside service will be held Saturday, June 6, 2020 at Hillcrest Cemetery in Louisa, VA at Noon. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the Governor of Virginias order 63, all in attendance will need to ware a face mask, and use social distancing.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Charles memory to the American Lung Association, American Heart Association, Habitat for Humanity, or a Charity of your choice.
Bonnie, we are so sorry for your loss . May you find peace and comfort in your memories and cherish them always. Our thoughts and prayers are are with you and your family, may he Rest In Peace.
Bonnie. Sorry for your loss. May you find peace and comfort during this time of sorrow. Debbie Frech
Bonnie, very sorry for the loss of your dad. He was truly a fine individual. Prayers for you and your family during this difficult time.
Bonnie, we are very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family.
Erika and Alan
Bonnie I pray for peace and comfort for you and your family on the passing of your Dad. Always keep memories of him close and that will help you thru the difficult times.
Bonnie – Your strength made his last years ones of love and family. Having shed his physical form, now he can watch over you and yours in the years ahead. Find joy and contentment in all the good memories. 🙏🏻❤️
Gregory and Bonnie,
LuNell and I are praying for your families and know that God will be with you as you work through the loss of your Dad. May God bless and comfort you. Glynn and LuNell Ezzell
Bonnie & Greg,
So sorry to hear about the loss of your father. Prayers go out to your families. May he Rest in Peace.