Norris Delano Christopher

By  | May 4, 2022 | Filed under: Limestone Chapel, Obituaries

Norris Delano Christopher, age 89, of Elkmont Alabama, passed away on Saturday, April 30th, 2022, at Athens Limestone Hospital. Mr. Christopher was born on April 1st, 1933, in Limestone County to John E. Christopher and Mary E. Clem Christopher.

Mr. Christopher is survived by one son, Eli Christopher and wife, Emily of Athens; one daughter, Linda Atkinson and 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

Preceded in death 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 4th, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. with Ross Clemmons officiating. Visitation will be held at the funeral home Wednesday, May 4th, 2022, from 12:00 p.m. until 1:45 p.m., Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery.

Mr. Christopher loved time with his family. He always enjoyed card games with friends, fishing, playing his guitar, going to events with his square-dancing club, and attending property auctions. He enjoyed attending his grandchildren’s activities and bar-b-ques with friends. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed every minute he could spending time on the farm. Some of his most fond moments were spent with his father-in-law, Redus Barker. Norris and Redus spent many hours together on farm activities, fishing, hunting, and just “shooting the breeze.”

After serving his country for 4 years in the U.S. Air Force, Mr. Christopher was a civil servant with NASA & the Army Missile Command on Redstone Arsenal, where he retired at 55. After retirement, he purchased and operated a mini storage business for 10 years.

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