Arvel Bartley Norton, 92, of Roachdale, IN passed away at Putnam County Hospital, Greencastle, IN on Sunday, March 31, 2019. He was born on March 23, 1927 in Mt. Vernon, KY to Mitchell and Clearcey (Sowder) Norton. He married Florence (Surber) Norton on December 31, 1955. She passed away November 29, 1996.
Arvel was a farmer most of his life. He was a member of Roachdale Baptist Church and the Roachdale Masonic Lodge. He proudly served in the United States Army during WWII.
He enjoyed sports of all kinds, football and basketball were among his favorite. He was an avid IU fan.
He is survived by two children, Steve Norton of Roachdale, IN and Kathleen (David) Pickel of Whitestown, IN; nine grandchildren; twenty great grandchildren; sister, Winnie Bullock of Mt.Vernon, KY and several nieces and nephews.
Arvel is preceded in death by his parents, wife and two brothers, William Robert Norton, Shelby Franklin Norton, three sisters Mary Agnes Bullock, Lois Jane Witt, and Susie Blanton
Services will be 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at Servies and Morgan Roachdale, 102 East Washington Street, Roachdale, IN 46172. Pastor Shannon Ivers will be officiating the service. Burial will follow the service at Brick Chapel Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home. A masonic service will be held at 7:45 P.M. Tuesday at the funeral home.