James Stokes Norman

James Stokes Norman, 85, passed away Thursday, March 28, 2013, in Graham.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Monday, April 1, at the First United Methodist Church. Graveside service: 3 p.m. in Bethesda Cemetery in Parker County.

Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. James was born Nov. 24, 1927, in Weatherford to the late Stokes and Nancy Elizabeth Smith Norman. He married Beverly Paschall, May 8, 1955, in Van Zandt County.

James was a former student of Texas A&M University, class of 1954. He was a county extension agent for Van Zandt, Fisher, and Young counties for over 30 years and retired in 1983. He was veteran of the United States Air Force serving in World War II.

He and his family moved to Graham in 1967 from Roby. He was past president of the Graham Noon Lions Club where he was still active. James was an active member of the First United Methodist Church having served on numerous committees and boards. He had a great love for his wife and family.

Survivors: Wife, Beverly Norman of Graham; sons, J. Neil Norman and wife, Patrece, of Granbury and W. Drue Norman and wife, Angela, of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Chris Norman and wife, Lani, of Roanoke, Erin Stone and husband, Preston, of College Station, Mallory Norman, and Lindsey Norman of Fort Worth.