Jimmy Carl Norwood (79) of Silsbee passed away on September 1, 2021. He was born on June 29, 1942, to his parents, Thurman J. Norwood and Eva Maxine Norwood (Meeks) in Rayville, Louisiana.
We honor Jimmy’s sacrifice made to our great nation as he faithfully served in the United States Army. Jimmy would go on to practice dentistry in Silsbee from 1970 to 2015. He was a longtime member of First Baptist Church of Silsbee and, more recently, Pinecrest Baptist Church. Jimmy was one of the founding members of The Master’s Men, a local Southern Gospel vocal group. He enjoyed painting and had many pieces exhibited at the Silsbee Ice House Museum. Jimmy was a longtime enthusiastic runner who competed in numerous events over the years, including several marathons, qualifying for the Boston Marathon. He also volunteered in different capacities for Silsbee ISD athletics for many years.
Jimmy is survived by his son, Don Norwood and wife, Jill of Silsbee; his daughter, Jill Short and husband, David of Silsbee; his granddaughter, Evie Hart and husband, Zach of College Station; his granddaughter, Carlie Short of Silsbee; his sister, Joan Walker of Orange; his brother, Dale Norwood and wife, Becky of Salado, Texas; his sister, Sherry Stevenson of Dawson, Georgia; his sister, Nan Neumann and husband, Tommy of Tallulah, Louisiana; his numerous nieces and nephews; along with other loving family members and dear friends.
Jimmy is preceded in death by his parents, Thurman “TJ” and Eva Norwood and his loving wife, Raye Norwood (Whitley).
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Pinecrest Baptist Church and the Master's Men and mailed to 5660 Fm 1122, Silsbee, TX 77656
A visitation service will be held at Farmer Funeral Home from 5 to 7 pm on Sunday, September 5, 2021. A funeral service will be held at Pinecrest Baptist Church at 2 pm on Monday, September 6, 2021. Internment will immediately follow the funeral service at R.S. Farmer Memorial Cemetery.
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