Obit: Norris Daniell

Obit: Norris Daniell

April 20th, 2017 in Obituaries
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Norris Verlon Daniell, 82, went home to be with the lord on Monday, April 17, 2017. He was a member of Lake Drive Baptist Church in Sale Creek and a resident of Alexian Village of Signal Mountain. He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Betty Jo and parents, Vennie and Jewel Daniell. Norris is survived by his son David, and daughters, Grace and Judy Daniell; grandchildren, Caroline, Jenny, Matthew and Brian; two great-grandchildren, Caitlyn and Ryder. Norris’ early years were spent swimming in Dog River and playing and hunting in the woods and fields of Douglasville, Ga.; all while attending the proverbial "one room schoolhouse." His working career began in 1953 with a 4-year stint in the USAF where he enjoyed assignments in Greece and Italy as an aircraft instrument mechanic. A few years later he moved the family to Huntsville, Ala., where he was employed in the "Space Division" of companies like IBM and Chrysler Corp., which contributed heavily to NASA‘s Apollo program. He frequently reminisced of meeting Dr. Wernher von Braun. In 1978 he moved to Chattanooga and took employment with the Tennessee Valley Authority as a Senior Instrumentation Mechanic and later an instructor at Sequoyah Nuclear Plant. In 1994 he retired to his lake home on Sale Creek where he enjoyed fishing and cruising the lake with family and friends on his pontoon boat. Funeral services will be held Saturday at Chattanooga Funeral Home-North with Pastor David Haynes presiding. The family will receive friends from noon until the 2 p.m. memorial service. A brief graveside service will follow at Hamilton Memorial Gardens. Instead of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to Hospice of Chattanooga in recognition of their caring support and professionalism during this difficult time.


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