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1010 S. White Street
P.O. Box 99
ATHENS, TN 37371-0099
Phone: 423-745-3013
Fax: 423-745-7733
J.W. Norwood

J.W. "Jake" Norwood

Friday, March 15th, 1929 - Friday, October 30th, 2020
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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.
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.
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, November 7th, 2020 | 12:00pm - 1:30pm
    Saturday, November 7th, 2020 12:00pm - 1:30pm
    Smith Funeral & Cremation Service of Athens
    1010 S. White Street
    ATHENS, TN 37303
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  • Service

    Saturday, November 7th, 2020 | 1:30pm
    Saturday, November 7th, 2020 1:30pm
    Smith Funeral Home
    1010 South White Street
    ATHENS, TN 37303
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Paul & Lori Sherwood

Posted at 01:21pm
So sorry to learn of Jake's passing, he will be missed by all. unfortunately neither of us will be at the Memorial service but please know we will be there in spirit. Praying God's comforting arms around you as you grieve. Much love, Paul & Lori

Tom Elliott

Posted at 03:05pm
Carol & Robert,
Very sorry about the loss of Jake. I always enjoyed seeing and "bantering" with him at the credit union annual meetings at the Calhoun school. Sincerely, Tom Elliott

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