EAST PALESTINE - Samuel "Jack" Norton, IV, 69, died suddenly Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center.
Mr. Norton was born August 24, 1943 in Salem, a son of Samuel Jack and Esther Barnhouse Norton III and had lived in this area most of his life.
Jack was a dispatcher and collector for Valley Industrial Truck in Youngstown for 15 years.
He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in New Waterford. Jack served in the U.S. Navy during Vietnam. He had also been a former member of Benjamin Firestone No. 290 American Legion in Columbiana and the Edward L. McGuckin Post No. 4579 VFW.
He is survived by his wife, the former Judith A. Hill, whom he married June 9, 1968; a daughter, Jennifer Conners of Louisville; two sons, Samuel Jack (Traci) Norton V of Grant, Ala. and Jason (Lynn) Norton of Beaufort, S.C.; two sisters, Norma (Richard) Torrence of East Palestine and Carol (Robert) Price of Girard; and seven grandchildren, Chelsea Conners, Taylor Conners, R.C. Conners, Nicole (Nikki) Norton, Amber Norton, Gregory Waterbeck and Aaron Norton.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Sally Faulk and his son-in-law, Bob Conners.
Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, January 25, 2013 at Van Dyke-Swaney-Rettig Funeral Home, East Palestine with Reverend Donald Pentz officiating.
Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Contributions in Jack's memory may be made to the Salvation Army.
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