Jimmy Dean “Jim” Norman, Sr., age 83, of Midway, passed from this life on February 20, 2021 at home. He was born on January 18, 1938 in Lynn, to the late James Don and Bessie Smith Norman. Jim is also preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Dorothy “Dottie” Louise (Bradshaw) Norman.
Jim was a graduate of Little Rock Central High School. He was a retired electrician from IBEW Local 295. Jim was a talented musician who enjoyed playing and singing country and gospel music.
When Jim said his wedding vows “for sickness and health” he lived those vows the last 18 years of Dottie’s life. In 2003 she was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and the way he cared for the love of his life has taught his family the true meaning of love. He is now joyously reunited with Dottie in Heaven in perfect bodies with no sickness or sadness.
Jimmy is survived by his sons, Leslie Nelson (Candy) of Springdale, William Nelson of Ramsay, MN, Jimmy Norman, JR (Amy), of Midway, and Michael Norman of Friendship; daughters, Gina Parish (David) of Midway, and Vickie Cooper (Bruce) of Little Rock; grandchildren, Timothy Nelson (Shannon) of MN, Brent Barrett of Little Rock, Cody Parish (Darcy) of Midway, Justin Norman (Tara) of Lafayette, LA, Christopher Nelson (Heather) of Springdale, Jodi Wise (CJ) of Friendship, Cortney Bryant (Joseph) of Midway, Alex Nelson (Randi) of Fayetteville, Spencer Nelson (Faith) of Farmington, Mason Norman (Alexis) of Donaldson, and Gracie Norman of Midway; 21 great-grandchildren; brothers, Thad Norman of Rose Bud, David Norman (Dean) of Little Rock; sisters, Anita Lackey (Tommy) of Little Rock, Becky Hannah of Little Rock; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 1:00 – 2:00 PM, Wednesday February 24, 2021 at Ruggles-Wilcox Funeral Home, 517 Clay Street, Arkadelphia. Funeral will follow at 2:00 PM at the funeral home. Burial will be at Neighbors Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Neighbors Cemetery Fund, 1139 Neighbors RD, Donaldson, AR 71941.
Arrangements by Ruggles-Wilcox Funeral Home, 517 Clay St, Arkadelphia, AR 71923.
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