Upton T. Norris, III

Upton T. Norris, III (Tommy) of Hollywood, MD was called to heaven June 17th, 2013 at the age of 63. He will be greatly missed by family and friends.

Tommy was born in Fort Meade, MD. He was the son of Upton T. Jr. and Lucille Norris of Oriole, MD. Tommy is survived by his parents, his sisters Brenda Lukens and her husband Phil of Massachusetts, Sheila Drain and her husband Richard of Pasadena, MD,  his brothers William Norris and his wife Susan, and Steve Norris, Sr  and his wife Sharon of Oriole, MD. Tommy is also survived by his nephews Ricky Brown, Brad Lukens, William Drain and his wife Marcella, Michael Drain, Steven Norris Jr. and Matthew Norris and his niece Megan Drain. He was a great uncle to Kailey and Emma Drain and Addyson and Dominic Drain. In addition, he will be missed by his dear friend Bianca Quell of Germany.

Tommy was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Upton T. Sr. and Edna Norris and maternal grandparents Nazareno  (Nemo) and Lena Mangialardi, all of Baltimore, MD. He was also preceded in death by his loving niece Angela Lukens and his K-9 son Gunner.

Tommy was a graduate of Cardinal Gibbons High school and went on to earn his engineering degree from Johns Hopkins University. He was a Veteran and proudly served his country in the U. S. Army. He was employed as a senior hardware engineer for Wyle Labs Aerospace group for many years.

Tommy loved fishing and spending time with his family and friends. He was a generous and giving person. The joy of Tommy’s life was spending time with his loyal dog, Gunner.

Special thanks to the wonderful staff at Manokin Manor Nursing home for their kindness and support during Tommy’s final days.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, June 22, at 2:00 PM in the  Hinman Funeral Home in Princess Anne. Friends may call from 1:00-2:00 prior to the service. Interment will follow the service in the St. Peter’s Cemetery in Oriole. Rev. Eddie Daniels will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter’s Cemetery Fund, % Pat Laird, 28141 Venton Road, Princess Anne, MD. 21853 or St. Peter’s Church, % Debbie Barnes, 12525 Ebby Road, Princess Anne, Md. 21853.

To leave condolences for the family, please visit www.hinmanfuneralhome.com.

10 comments to Upton T. Norris, III

  • Julie Burgan

    Mr. and Mrs. Norris & Family,

    I was so saddened by the news of Tom’s passing. Please accept my sincerest condolences. I worked with Tom for many years at Wyle and he will be missed. Please let us know if there is anything we can do.

    Julie Burgan

  • Lee Sias

    The saddness at your loss is felt by all that knew Tom and his kind and giving nature. I offer my deepest condolences to Tom’s immediate and extended family and I find comfort that my good friend is resting with our Savior and that I will see him again.

    Lee Sias

    ~Yes, we are of good courage, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord.
    2 Corinthians 5:8 (ESV)

  • Patsy Burger

    I will miss Tom and the chats we had at the front desk of Wyle.
    I know he is at peace and suffers no more.
    With my deepest sympathy,
    Patsy Burger

  • Bianca Quell

    I am writing this with much sadness as I am very sorry that Tommy left us after a long struggle with health issues. It was a long road of pain and hospital stays and it certainly held him back in life BUT he didn´t let it get him down. I want to share what Tommy means to me and what I got to know about him. He was funny! Oh yes, always playing a trick on me and calling me his `little German sister´, he liked talking about his trip to Germany to me and I would have loved for him to come and visit me (we would have had alot of fun), he was smart and adventurous and he was kind and very giving. I think he was to good for this world. I am certain that he is with the Lord now, free of pain and suffering – dancing and smiling down at us :)

    I am sending my sincerest condolences to his sisters, brothers, niece, nephews, all family members and all that loved him but most of all to his loving mother Lucille and father Tom.
    With much love to you Tommy and proud to know you, I will never forget you and how sweet you were to me.
    your little German sister,
    Bianca Quell

  • Betty Smith

    It is with much sadness that I learned of Tom’s passing. I have been a co-worker of Tom’s at Wyle for many years and we shared a mutual acquaintance here in the county. Tom was always so pleasant and nice to chat with. I’ll miss seeing him here in our hallways but I am happy he is no longer suffering. To his family, I am deeply sorry for your loss. I know you will miss him greatly. May he find eternal rest with the Lord! We’ll miss you Tom!

  • Deborah West

    I just found out about Tom’s passing. He was so much more than a friend to me. I was always there for him when he needed a friend, or someone to help him around his place. You will be so very missed. My prayers go out to all his family and friends. Rest in Peace my dear friend.

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