Norwood Leon Tanton

Norwood Leon Tanton

Graveside service for Norwood Leon Tanton, age 91, of Sulphur Springs, Texas, will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 28, 2021, at Restlawn Memorial Park with Buddy Wiggins officiating. Pallbearers will include Anthony Tanton, Brent Tanton, Tim Tanton, Jimmy Ray Skelton and Ronnie Parris. Bodie Watkins and Jackie Watkins will be serving as honorary pallbearers. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, July 27, 2021, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Chapel. Mr. Tanton passed away on July 25, 2021.

Mr. Tanton was born on July 11, 1930, in Sulphur Springs, Texas, to Andrew Jackson and Ida Pearl (McDaniel) Tanton. He married Doris Reeder on November 25, 1949, in New Mexico. She preceded him in death in 1999. Norwood was an Army Veteran. He worked as a dairy farmer. Norwood was a loving Papa.

He is survived by his sons, Tony Tanton and wife Ann, Tim Tanton, Tommy Tanton and wife Debra, and Terry Tanton; daughter, Donna Hill; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Milus Joseph Tanton.

Norwood was preceded in death by his parents; wife; daughter, Debra Moore; grandchildren, Alisha Tanton, Steven Moore and Eric Hill; three brothers; and four sisters.

Arrangements under the direction of Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Author: KSST Contributor

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