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Brian R. "Duke" Norris

September 21, 1950 — February 29, 2024


Brian R. "Duke" Norris

Brian R. “Duke” Norris, 73, of Shelbyville, passed away Thursday, February 29, 2024, at MHP Medical Center in Shelbyville.

He was born September 21, 1950, in Pittsburg, California, the son of Donald Lee and Patsy Ruth (Hewitt) Norris.  On June 21, 1969, he married Marcia Diane Dale, and she preceded him in death on February 13, 2004.

Duke is survived by his daughter, Deidra Norris of Shelbyville; son, Derik Norris of Shelbyville; grandchildren, Luke Norris and wife, Grace, Lani Norris, Kirk Crafton and wife, Jennifer, Zachary Crafton and wife, Ashley, Noah Schneider and wife, Crystal; and great-grandchildren, Clark, Niko, Rowen, and Remi Crafton, and Miles Duke Schneider.

In addition to Marcia, Duke was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Pamela Bettes.

He graduated from Waldron High School in 1968.

Duke retired in 2006, from Farm Bureau Insurance, where he was a computer programmer for 37 years.

He enjoyed traveling and music.  He was the manager for his son’s band “Chapter 11”.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 pm, Tuesday, March 5, 2024, at Freeman Family Funeral Homes, 819 S. Harrison Street in Shelbyville.

Funeral services will be at 10 am, Wednesday, March 6, 2024, at the funeral home, with Rev. Mark Dodd officiating.

Interment will be at Forest Hill Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Association of Shelby County, PO Box 844, Shelbyville, Indiana 46176.

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