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Frank Norris '54 November 15, 2018 10:20 AM updated: November 15, 2018 10:23 AM

J.E. Keever Mortuary (Ennis Chapel) obituary
408 North Dallas Street
P O Box 248
Ennis, Texas 75120
Phone: (972) 875-3891
Fax: 972-875-2744

Frank D. Norris
September 19, 1933 - November 02, 2018

Frank Duane Norris, 85, was born on September 19, 1933, in Falfurrias, Texas, to Joe Ollie and Onalee (Warner) Norris. He passed away on November 2, 2018.

Frank graduated from Falfurrias High School in 1950. He entered Texas A&M University, Class of ’54, and received his B.B.A. in Accounting and Economics. He was a four-year member of the A&M Track and Field team and a two-year Varsity Letterman.

After graduating Texas A&M, Frank was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army. He earned his “Wings” and flew fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft in Germany. He held the rank of Captain when honorably discharged in 1962.

Frank returned to Falfurrias and took over his father’s Texaco wholesale distributorship operation until 1969 when he began a 15-year banking career starting in Dickinson, Texas. During this period, Frank was president of four banks, including three in the Houston area. In 1984, he began his career with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. in Oklahoma City. During his 19 years with the FDIC Frank worked in various management capacities associated with the planning, managing and coordinating activities associated with the closing and Receiverships of failed banks and savings and loans in offices throughout the United States.

Frank was a certified Forensic CPA and a member of the American Institute of CPAs and Texas Society of CPAs. He was a member of Chamberlain Lodge 913 AF&AM where he recently achieved his 49th Masonic anniversary. His hobbies included reading, travel, and photography.

Frank is survived by his wife, Lezley (Hillis) Norris, and sister Norma (Norris) Gist and husband Alan; sister-in-law Jean (Knight) Norris; daughter Justine (Norris) Crabbe and husband Mark; son Patrick Norris and wife Bernice. He has five grandchildren, Wesley Crabbe and wife Lindsey, Michael Crabbe and wife Jessica, Will Crabbe and wife Katie, Luke Norris and John Norris, and six great-grandchildren. Frank leaves behind many nieces and nephews, extended family and lifelong friends Jim Batot and Robert A. Rupp, PhD.

He is preceded in death by his parents, son Duane Norris, brother Joe Norris, and sister Nancy Harris.

A memorial service is scheduled on Saturday, December 1, 2018, at 2 p.m. in the J.E. Keever Mortuary of Ennis, 408 N. Dallas St., Ennis, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, Bristol Cemetery Assoc., or the charity of your choice.

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