Lewis Barry Norman


Obituary Notice

Lewis Barry Norman, 84, of Little Rock, passed away Thursday, May 20, 2004 at Arkansas Hospice Center. 

He was born in Danville on July 4, 1919 to the late James and Linnie Barry Norman and was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church in Little Rock. 

Mr. Norman graduated from Danville High School and later from Hendrix College where he made All-State in football and earned his Bachelor's Degree. He served his country in the U. S. Coast Guard where he enlisted on June 16, 1942 and served in American and European theaters during World War II. He was previously active in Rogers, Arkansas and Joplin, Missouri's Rotary Clubs, Chambers of Commerce, Tourism Committees, American Cancer Societies, Big Brothers, and was past-President of St. Mary's Hospital Foundation in Rogers in 1987. He also served as past-President and Senior Vice President of Rogers Farmers and Merchants Bank; Vice President and Vice Chairman of the Board for Empire State Bank in the late 1940s; and was co-owner of Norman Electronics Wholesale in the mid-1950s in Joplin, Missouri. 

He was formerly a member of First United Methodist Church in Joplin, Missouri and of Central United Methodist Church in Rogers. 

Mr. Norman is survived by his wife of 56 years, Annette Luck Norman; two daughters, Marsha Lin Read and husband Stuart of Breckenridge, Colorado, and Ann Louise Danner of Jefferson City, Missouri; a step-daughter, Jo Luck of Little Rock; a sister, Mary Jane Pool and husband Bill of Birmingham, Alabama; nine grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers, Dr. James Kindred Norman and William Polk Norman. 

A memorial service is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 1, 2004 at St. Paul United Methodist Church with Reverend John Fleming officiating. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to be made to St. Paul United Methodist Church, 2223 Durwood Rd., Little Rock, AR 72207, or Arkansas Hospice, 5600 West 12th St., Little Rock, AR 72204.

Register Book

  • I believe in you.
    Vivian Johnson Maxwell 
    Andover Place Resident 
    Little Rock, Arkansas 
    Email: vjm@arklady.com
  • Our prayers are with you, Annette.
    Roger & Kathryn Greenlee 
    Eureka Springs & Rogers, Arkansas
    Email: unionatmudstreet@cox-internet.com
  • Annette, Jo Luck, and all the family of Lewis - my thoughts and prayers are with you. I met Lewis when we hired him as a Travel Consultant at the Bentonville Tourist Information Center. He was a delightful person and he will be missed.
    Leigh Bidewell
    Little Rock, Arkansas