Walter Norwood

Walter Eugene "Gene" Norwood

Friday, January 12th, 1945 - Tuesday, November 24th, 2020
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Walter Eugene (Gene) Norwood passed away November 24, 2020. With origins in Love Station, he was a lifelong resident of Hernando, MS. He was born January 12, 1945, and was a graduate of Hernando High School, Northwest MS Community College, and did additional study at the University of Memphis. He served in the U. S. Army, with a tour of duty in Vietnam.

He was a member of Hernando United Methodist Church, served on the City of Hernando Board of Aldermen, and was active in the real estate business in DeSoto County for many years.

He leaves his wife of 54 years, Janie Thompson Norwood, sons Jeff Norwood and wife, Paige, of Hernando, and Greg Norwood and wife, Erin, of Brentwood, TN, and five grandchildren, Avery Norwood, Mari Mason Norwood, Austin Norwood, Ellie Norwood, and Anna Norwood.

There will be a family graveside service Saturday morning, November 28, and a drive through visitation in the parking lot of Hernando United Methodist Church beginning at 1:00.

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    Saturday, November 28th, 2020 | 1:00pm
    Saturday, November 28th, 2020 1:00pm
    Hernando United Methodist Church
    1890 Mt Pleasant Rd
    Hernando, MS 38632
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    Drive thru visitation beginning at 1 pm.


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Posted at 03:34pm
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Angie Abbott

Posted at 07:35am
Gene was one of my favorite cousins-in-law! We always had so much fun when we were together sharing laughs and memories! I will miss him and his smile. Love to Janie and his boys! Angie Thompson Abbott

Walker Wright

Posted at 10:17am
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Dee Alan Alan Willis

Posted at 09:52pm
We are so sorry to hear of Gene's passing. We have many fond memories of Gene & know he will be missed by many. Our most sincere condolences, Dee Alan & Jeanette Willis and Dee Anna Willis Mills . Gene was a great friend and I will miss him dearly. Hopefully, we will meet again in Gods Kingdom.

Bettye Hays VAn Vulpen

Posted at 02:54pm
Janie and family, I'm so sorry to hear about Gene. Lots of prayers for comfort for all of you,
Bettye Hays Van Vulpen

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