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Ronnie Eugene Norris Remembrance Fountain

 
 
Ronnie Eugene Norris Remembrance Fountain Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Stanley and Terrie Howard, August 25, 2008
1. Ronnie Eugene Norris Remembrance Fountain Marker
Inscription.  
This fountain is dedicated to the honor and memory of
Ronnie Eugene Norris.

He was the son of Thomas and Martha Norris and a graduate of Greer High School - the class of 1965. Ronnie gave the ultimate sacrifice for his country in Vietnam on December 27, 1966.

Whether my life and death are for peace and a new hope, or for nothing, I cannot say. It is you who must say this. I leave you my death. Give it its meaning. I was young. I gave my life. Remember me.

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: HeroesMilitaryWar, Vietnam. A significant historical month for this entry is December 1964.
 
Location. 34° 55.904′ N, 82° 13.318′ W. Marker is in Greer, South Carolina, in Spartanburg County. Marker is on 17th Street west of South Line Street (State Highway 101), on the left when traveling south. In Victor Memoral Park. Between 16th St. and 17th St. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 108 South Line Street, Greer SC 29651, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Greer Area Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); All Wars Memorial (a few steps
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from this marker); M106A1 Mortar Carrier (a few steps from this marker); AH-1 Cobra Helicopter (within shouting distance of this marker); National Highway (approx. 0.4 miles away); Worth Barnett Overpass (approx. half a mile away); Indian Boundary Line (approx. half a mile away); 101 Trade Street (approx. half a mile away); Stone Mortar (approx. half a mile away); Tribute to Greer Firefighters (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greer.
 
Additional commentary.
1. Thomas Eugene Norris' Obituary
October 15, 2002
Greenville News

Thomas Eugene Norris, 77, of 12 Ingleby St., died Oct. 22, 2002, at Greenville Memorial Medical Center.

A native of Greenville County, ason of the late Bub and Lucille Kirby Norris, he was a retired employee of Carotel Paper Co.

Surviving are his wife, Martha Yeargin Norris, of the home; a son and daughter-in-law, Tommy and Vickie Norris, of Easley; three daughters and sons-in-law, Evelyn and Roy Brady of Greer,
Ronnie Eugene Norris Remembrance Fountain Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Stanley and Terrie Howard, August 25, 2008
2. Ronnie Eugene Norris Remembrance Fountain Marker
Debra and Ron Willocks of Maryville, Tenn., and Vickie L. Norris of Greer; three brothers, Bruce Norris and Norman Norris, both of Pelham, and Bob Norris of Greer; three sisters, Louise Carpenter and Margaret Tinsley, both of Greer, and Armetrus Gilstrap of Greenville; grandchildren, Bobby Willocks, Stacy and Lynn Williams, Ryan and Garrett Norris, Keith and Wendy Willocks, Robby Brady, Leeann and Kendall White, and Allison and Jimmy Grubbs; and nine great-grandchildren.

Mr. Norris was predeceased by one son, Ronnie Eugene Norris; one grandson, Adam Vincent Norris; two brothers, Albert Norris and Floyd Norris; and one sister, Betty Norris.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today, at The Wood Mortuary, conducted by the Rev. Thomas Leonard, the Rev. Dave Shorter and the Rev. Kyle Antone. Burial will follow at Crossroads Baptist Church Cemetery.

Grandchildren will serve as honorary escort.
    — Submitted September 12, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.

2. Family
I am so proud to say I am Ronnie Norris's baby sister. Thank you for this website. It put a smile on my Mother's face when I showed it to her.
    — Submitted October 5, 2009, by Vickie Norris of Greer, Southcarolina.
Ronnie Eugene Norris Remembrance Fountain Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Stanley and Terrie Howard, August 25, 2008
3. Ronnie Eugene Norris Remembrance Fountain Marker
 
Ronnie Eugene Norris Remembrance Fountain and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Scott, August 29, 2009
4. Ronnie Eugene Norris Remembrance Fountain and Marker
Norris Family Tombstone - Front image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Scott, September 12, 2009
5. Norris Family Tombstone - Front
Norris Family Tombstone - Reverse (Inscription Dedicated to Ronnie E. Norris) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Scott, September 12, 2009
6. Norris Family Tombstone - Reverse (Inscription Dedicated to Ronnie E. Norris)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 26, 2008, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 2,107 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 26, 2008, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina.   4. submitted on September 12, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   5, 6. submitted on September 13, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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