Norris Ray Tollerson Sr., better known to his friends and family as “Squeaky” was born on March 10, 1940, to the late Marshall Tollerson and Ollie Mae (Bingley) Tollerson in Flatonia, TX.
Norris was quite a character, a real cowboy, gun packing, shooting, horse riding cowboy. Also, a workaholic who had no time for hobbies because, that was his work. He accomplished a lot in his 81 years. He was a track star in school, he was a self-taught, "Jack of most trades." Norris started his adult career as a ranch hand, riding horses and herding cattle near Flatonia, TX. As an adult he continued helping his mother and younger siblings. His first car from the earnings at the ranch, was a pink Cadillac. When it quit running, he parked it in a field and for years later, still proud of that car, when he traveled down south, he pointed it out, every time, to anyone traveling with him. When he loved, he loved deep, even if it was an inanimate object.
He married, Zadie May Webb and they have two living children together: Lisa Y. Sanders (Thearthur) and Stephanie R. Lott (Johnnie). Norris and his family followed his stepfather Willie Lee, working road construction. Norris was a truck driver and heavy equipment operator for the company. The family settled in Pampa, TX. eventually where Norris went to work for an old carbon company then, the City of Pampa, as a heavy equipment operator. He divorced and would eventually marry Joyce P. Hillstrom from Pampa. They had three children together: Shannon, Alisha and Norris “Ray” Tollerson Jr. This union resulted in divorce however, they continued to be lifelong friends.Norris remained at the City of Pampa until retirement age. One job was not enough for this high energy entrepreneur. Norris started a hog farm on the side and once retired he remained a hog farmer, worked for Cabot Corp. and was a school crossing guard.
Ok out of his own pocket to those in need and would do odd jobs for free. The main things he worried about most when he went into Hospice in Amarillo was, he needed to deliver those Meals on Wheels and needed someone to feed his hogs. His family made sure it was taken care of for him in Pampa.
His family moved him to Houston where he was able to come off Hospice and lived eight more years under his daughters Shannon and Alisha's care. He was adored and loved by all his family.
A special mention of his beloved nephews who he took the undertaking of teaching trades and his way of living, Floyd White Jr., Kenneth Hawthorne, Sr., and Robert Mitchell. Also, a special word of praise for his Uncle Jack, that did the same for him as a boy. Norris had too many family members to list all his siblings, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews; whom he loved.
Shannon, Alisha and Ray Tollerson will carry out Norris Ray “Squeaky”
Tollerson, Sr., wishes. The celebration of his life will start promptly at 10 a.m.
at the Fairview Cemetery burial site for Mrs. Ollie Mae (Bingley) Lee in Pampa, Texas. The family will then proceed to “The Tree,” and to the “Hog Pin.”
Family and Friends are welcome to join the family at any of the locations to
tribute to our dad's celebration of life farwell.
“Unto Almighty God we commend the soul of our brother departed, and we commit his body to the ground; earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust; in sure and certain hope of the Resurrection unto eternal life, through our Lord Jesus Christ; at whose coming in glorious majesty to judge the world, the earth and sea shall give up their dead; and the corruptible bodies of those who sleep in him shall be changed, and made like unto his own glorious body; according to the mighty working whereby he is able to subdue all things unto himself.
Perhaps you sent a lovely card,
Or sat quietly in a chair
Perhaps you sent a floral piece,
If so we saw it there
Perhaps you spoke the kindest words,
As any friend or family could say,
Perhaps you were not there at all,
Just thought of us that day,
What ever you did to console our hearts,
We (The Tollerson Family) thank you so very much, whatever the part.
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