In loving memory of

Robert E. Norris
December 14, 1956 - June 24, 2022

Robert E. "Bob" Norris Jr., age 65, of Quincy, died Friday, June 24, 2022, at 11:00 am in his home.

Bob was born December 14, 1956 in Quincy, Illinois, the son of Robert E. and Georgia "Janie" VanOrder Norris. He married Nancy Bickhaus on October 8, 1981 in Quincy, Illinois.

He graduated from Quincy High School in 1975. Bob worked at Comstock Commercial Stove Company in Quincy until he retired in 2016. Bob was a talented craftsman. He also was handy in woodworking, floral design, and would always be able to find a 4 leaf clover in a thick patch of clovers.

Bob took pride in decorating his home for the holidays. He loved carving pumpkins, but most of all, Bob loved spending time with his family and grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, Bob is survived by his daughter, Katie (Kevin) Campbell of Quincy, two grandchildren, Nella and Cooper Campbell; three sisters, Kathy Norris of TX, Nancy (Mike) Steward of Quincy, LouAnn (Bill) Lewis of Quincy; numerous nieces and nephews; two sisters-in-law, Pam Chilton of Quincy, Janet Donnelly of Quincy; two brothers-in-law, John (Vera) Bickhaus of Quincy, Jim Bickhaus of Springfield, IL; and his beloved pets, Lexi, Lucy, Gilbert, and Rosie.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother-in-law, Tom Bickhaus.

Memorial donations may be made to Quincy Humane Society or Homeward Bound Waggin'. Memorial Donations may be made online at

Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.


Kathy Norris wrote on Jul 27, 2022:

"Bobby, you were a great little brother . I remember you playing in your sandbox for hours when you were a little blond haired guy. You loved your matchbox cars and building treehouses. You passed so suddenly and took the family name with you.I?m glad you didn?t suffer and linger through the treatments you were facing. Say hi to Dad and Mother and all the many pets that would have greeted you. It wouldn?t be heaven without dogs. Miss you. Kathy"

Paulette Keith wrote on Jun 30, 2022:

"Nancy and Katie, I am so very sorry to hear this! My heart breaks for you and your family. Bob was man with a kind and gentle soul. I will always remember the fun we had in your earlier years. He was a true friend. My thoughts and prayers are with you both. Deepest Sympathy, your friend Paulette Keith"