Bobby G. Norton, 81, of Decatur passed away Saturday, June 11, 2022, at Adams Woodcrest in Decatur. He was born August 6, 1940, in Richmond to Silas and Maggie (Hilton) Norton.
He was a custodian at Bloomfield Elementary School for the Jay County School Corporation for several years before his health prevented him from working. He enjoyed painting landscapes and animals. For many years, he liked the outdoors, fishing, hunting and mushroom hunting. He enjoyed working as a mechanic and painting vehicles. It brought him great joy to bring an old rusty car back to life.
He is survived by his two daughters, Molly Norton of Berne; and Janet Schrock of Lillington, North Carolina; two sons, James Norton of Fort Wayne; and Robert Norton of North Carolina; sister, Juanita Miracle of Decatur; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two daughters, June Ellen Norton in infancy; and Winona Engle; seven siblings, Floyd Norton; Catherine Ellenberger; Alberta Louise Nelson; Francis Clark; Robert Norton; Walter Norton; and James Morton.
Visitation will be Friday, June 17 from 4-7 p.m. and one hour prior to the 10:30 a.m. funeral service Saturday, June 18 at Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home, Yager-Kirchhofer Chapel in Berne. Officiating will be Dave McIntire. Burial will be at Gravel Hill Cemetery in Bryant.
Memorials may be made to Ouabache State Park.
Arrangements provided by Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home, Yager-Kirchhofer Chapel in Berne. To sign the online guest book, visit www.zwickjahn.com.