David Leonard Norris, Jr. passed away unexpectedly of a heart attack on May 7th, 2018 in Lambsburg, VA in the sleeper of his big rig at a rest area. His home base was Claremont, NC. He was born to David L., Sr and Linda Norris on July 4th, 1959 at the U.S. Naval Hospital in Camp Lejune, NC.
He was a professional truck driver for 33 years; mostly long haul, some flat bed and short haul. He was employed by Leonard Trucking in Bethlehem for the last 4 1/2 years.
He is survived by his parents, David L. Sr and Linda Norris, one brother, Matt Norris and wife, Jax, of Bethlehem; 2 sisters, Jaymie Bodenheimer and Phil of Winston-Salem, NC, and Linda Fincannon and Danny of Stony Point, NC; one son, Jeremiah Norris of Claremont, NC, one daughter, Nicole Resendiz of Bethlehem, one stepson, Nicolas Crossno of Hickory; three grandchildren, Colby, Carmen and Lilly Resendiz of Bethlehem and many nieces and nephews who loved Uncle Junior.
Although he was on the road a lot, he was a history buff and knew a lot about Indians and the Wild West. He had many friends out on the road and they will miss the Gypsy Rebel. Now he is riding the sky with Jesus.
A memorial service will be held on May 19th at 5pm at Promised Land Ministries Church in Bethlehem.
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