Thomas Earl Norton
February 7, 1937 – March 4, 2021
Thomas Earl Norton was a long-time resident of Arkansas, but he has travelled to and lived in many beautiful states. He was the son of the late James Henry Norton and Delores Graves Norton.
Tommy was proud to serve in the United States Navy and after an honorable discharge he went to school for cosmetology and earned his license as a cosmetologist. Professionally, he owned and operated several salons in different states; and he loved being a hair stylist. He was a weightlifting stylist who built his body while adding body to sophisticated 70’s hairdos. Considered a favorite hairstylist of many, he was always on the cutting edge of the upcoming styles and creating his own as well. He later used his strengths to work in construction. Tommy had a great sense of humor, he loved to laugh and enjoyed singing.
His hobbies included: weightlifting, body building, competitions, health and wellness, and he lived an active lifestyle. He won the weightlifting competition in Connecticut and was named Mr. Waterbury.
He was predeceased by his son, Mark Edward Norton. He leaves behind 2 loving daughters, Deborah Simone and her husband Raymond Vanasse. Kamala Lynne and her husband Raymond Dion. 4 grandchildren: Jason, Jeffrey, Raymond, Brittney and 5 great-grandchildren: Jeffrey Jordan, Isaiah, Nicolette, Owen, and Levi.
He is survived by his two sisters, Henrietta (Henny) Collins of Little Rock, Arkansas, and his sister Brenda Kaye Bricker of Tennessee.
Predeceased by his siblings:
Hattie Mae Norton Pitcher, Troy (Tim Norton), Marion Norton, Clara Sue Norton Stone, Carmel Jane Norton, Lola Faye Travis, Douglas Norton, Sara Sue Bass Weaver, Glorita (Rita) Bass Beardsley, Margaret Bass Cissell, and Sandra Bass Duclos.
He leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins whom he loved dearly.
Graveside services will be held Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 2:00 PM in the Monk Cemetery, Ward, with Chaplain John Goodman officiating.
Arrangements are under the direction of Davis-Smith Funeral Home, Hot Springs.
Guest registry is at www.davis-smith.com.