Chancellor Funeral Home
Chancellor Funeral Home, Florence, Thursday, Feb 17th, 5-8 PM and Friday,8-10 a.m.
Chancellor Funeral Home, Florence, Friday, February 18th at 10 a.m.
Honoring a Fallen Hero, Who Served Within the Mississippi National Guard
In recognition of our proud American tradition of honorable service which our military men and women have given to their country and our State, we honor a Fallen Hero. Our nation, our state, and the National Guard Association of MS (NGAMS) regard the memorializing of its retired military deceased as an honorable and sacred obligation.
Another great Soldier and Fallen Hero has been released from duty, passed from our ranks on February 14, 2022, and moved on to his heavenly home. LTC(Ret) Robert “Bob” S. Norsworthy Jr., age 96, a retired member of the MS Army National Guard who had served as Commander of 210th Finance Det. and HD STARC(-) and also served within the 31st RAOC, and the G1 Section of HQ STARC, has departed and gone to a better place with our good Lord. LTC(Ret) Norsworthy also served in the Navy during WW II in the South Pacific.
It takes a special person to serve within the military for their country, giving up their family time, comfort, and safety for their country, ultimately for all Americans to enjoy their freedoms, safety, and way of life. We now applaud you for your service to our country. A special message from General Douglas McArthur remains applicable today for our servicemen that have passed: “Old Soldiers never die; they just fade away”.
Rest in Peace Soldier. We applaud your patriotism and brave efforts in serving our country and your family for their support of your service. We thank you for your service. Without your efforts and your families’ support, this country would not stand so boldly, shine so bright and live so free.
You now have earned a rest, so go fly with the Angels, go rest high on that mountain; your work on earth is done. Go to heaven a-shoutin’ Love for the Father and the Son.
Obituary, visitation and service details:
Jan 15, 1926 – Feb 14, 2022
Robert “Bob” Sidney Norsworthy, Jr. passed into the arms of Jesus on Monday, February 14, 2022 at his home in Florence. He was 96 years old. The family will receive friends for visitation on Thursday, February 17th from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Chancellor Funeral Home in Florence. The service will be Friday, February 18th at 10:00 a.m. with visitation again from 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. prior to the service. Burial will follow in Florence City Cemetery.
Bob was born January 15, 1926 in Jackson, MS to the late Robert and Kate Norsworthy. He moved to the Florence area from Jackson in 1952 and was a member of Marvin United Methodist Church. Bob served his country in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He worked for the state of MS for many years before retiring from the Army National Guard as a Lt. Col. He also worked as a farmer for many years. He enjoyed his horses, playing golf, and reading.
Along with his parents, he is also preceded in death by his sister, Martha Farrish. Bob is survived by his wife of 69 years, Blance Norsworthy of Florence; daughter, Ann (Darryl) Bruemmer of Texas; sons, Sid (Dine) Norsworthy of Florence and Mark (Karen) Norsworthy of Florence; grandchildren, Kimberly Sykes, Paul Bruemmer, Robert Sidney Norsworthy IV, Dena Kate Norsworthy, Katie Norsworthy, and Paden Norsworthy; and great grandchildren, Hailey Sykes, Madison Sykes, and Hudson Bruemmer.