J.W."Jake" Norwood, 91, of Riceville, formerly of Niota and the Mt. Harmony community, passed away early Friday morning, October 30, 2020 at his home.
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He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 40 years Neva Webb Norwood, his parents Nep N. and Audie Boyd Norwood; six brothers, Hoyt, Earnest, Clifford, Lloyd, D.M., and Wesley Norwood; and four sisters, Essie Raper, Effie Bean, Ruth Presswood, and Barbara Grant.
Mr. Norwood was a Korean War veteran serving 1951-1952 in the 621st Engineer Aviation Company in the U.S. Army. He completed demolition school and weapons training, earning the marksman pin.
He is survived by his daughter, Carol (Robert) Sherwood of Riceville; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be conducted, 1:30 pm, Saturday, November7, 2020, at Smith Funeral Home with Rev. Dr. Thom Sherwood officiating. The family will receive friends from 12:00-1:30 pm at the funeral home prior to the service. Interment will be in the Webb Family Cemetery in Madisonville.