David Leonard Norris, Jr. passed away unexpectedly of a heart attack on May 7, 2018, in Lambsburg, Virginia, in the sleeper of his big rig, at a rest area. His home base was Claremont.
He was born to David L., Sr. and Linda Norris on July 4, 1959 at the U.S. Naval Hospital in Camp Lejune.
He was a professional truck driver for 33 years; mostly long haul, some flat bed and short haul. He was employed by Leonard Trucking in Bethlehem for the last 4 1/2 years.
He is survived by his parents, David L. Sr. and Linda Norris; a brother, Matt Norris and wife Jax of Bethlehem; two sisters, Jaymie Bodenheimer and Phil of Winston-Salem, and Linda Fincannon and Danny of Stony Point; a son, Jeremiah Norris of Claremont; a daughter, Nicole Resendiz of Bethlehem; a stepson, Nicolas Crossno of Hickory; three grandchildren, Colby, Carmen and Lilly Resendiz of Bethlehem; and many nieces and nephews who loved Uncle Junior.
Although he was on the road a lot, he was a history buff and knew a lot about Indians and the Wild West. He had many friends out on the road and they will miss the Gypsy Rebel. Now, he is riding the sky with Jesus.
A memorial service will be held on May 19, 2018, at 5 p.m., at Promised Land Ministries Church in Bethlehem.