Norris Christopher | Obituaries | The News Courier

Norris Delano Christophe
Norris Delano Christopher, 89, of Elkmont Alabama, died Saturday, April 30, 2022 at Athens Limestone Hospital. Mr. Christopher was born April 1, 1933 in County Limestone to John E. Christopher and Mary E. Clem Christopher.

Mr. Christopher is survived by a son, Eli Christopher and his wife, Emily of Athens; one daughter, Linda Atkinson and her husband, Thomas of Elkmont; five grandchildren, Anna Lea Atkinson, Laura Garrett, Lana Atkinson, Colin Christopher and Samuel Christopher; three great-grandchildren, Lindlee Brooke Garrett, Addison Lea Nelson, Gunner Lee Garrett
Predeceased by his wife of 66 years, Barbara B. Christopher; parents John and Mary Christopher; siblings Carlos Christopher, Frances Kennemer, Nick Christopher, Harold Christopher, Cecil Christopher, James Allen Christopher and Martha Jane Benfante.
A funeral service will be held at Limestone Chapel Funeral Home on Wednesday, May 4, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. with Ross Clemmons officiating. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, May 4, 2022 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. Interment will be in Roselawn Cemetery.
Mr. Christopher enjoyed spending time with his family. He has always enjoyed playing cards with friends, fishing, playing guitar, attending events with his square dance club, and attending estate auctions. He enjoyed attending his grandchildren’s activities and barbecues with friends. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed every minute he could spend on the farm. Some of his most cherished moments were spent with his stepfather, Redus Barker. Norris and Redus spent many hours together farming, fishing, hunting and just “shooting the breeze”.

After serving his country for 4 years in the US Air Force, Mr. Christopher served as a civil servant at NASA and Army Missile Command at Redstone Arsenal, where he retired at age 55. After retirement, he bought and operated a mini storage company for 10 years. years.

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