WILSON — Memorial services for Bobby Wayne “Bob” Norton, 71, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016, at the Assembly of God Church in Wilson with the Rev. Michael Tom officiating. Services are under the care and direction of Alexander Funeral Home of Wilson. A private inurnment will be at Hewitt Cemetery.

Bob Norton passed away on Aug. 13, 2016, in Wilson. He was born Dec. 23, 1944, in Wilson, to Denham and Clara (Lewellen) Norton.

He graduated from Wilson High School in 1963 where he was a standout football player for the Wilson Eagles. He was united in marriage to Vera Bell (Bray) on Dec. 23, 2009. He retired after 18 years from AT&T, after which he helped start NorCo-Ardmore Telecom in Ardmore. Later he pursued one of his passions and started his own business, Cowboys and Indians Barbeque in Lone Grove. He was an active member in the Assembly of God Church in Wilson, where he would volunteer to cook barbecue for many events. He was an avid fisherman, golfer, and a proud OU fan.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and wife, Vera.

He is survived by son, Bobby Norton of Noble; daughter, Holly Chronister and husband, John, of Noble; daughter, Dani Norton of Dallas; grandchildren, Amber Caldwell and fiancé, Mitchell Wade of Foley, Ala., and Rachel Chronister of Noble; Vera’s children, Donna Witt of Lone Grove, Dwayne Bell of Oklahoma City, Vickie Breshears of Oklahoma City, and Valerie Thornton of Lakeland, Fla.; best friend, Wayne Dowdy and wife, Peggy, of Wilson; and numerous other family and friends.

His family would like to extend a special thank you to Peggy and Wayne Dowdy, Kenny Bray, Sonny and Beth Tucker, and the many other friends and family that helped over the last few months.

Honorary bearers are his WHS class of 1963.

Online condolences may be made to www.alexanderfuneralhome.org.