James M. Norwood, age 96, of Greta

GRETA - A celebration of life for James M. Norwood will be held on Thursday, May 17, 2018 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. for friends and family at the home of his daughter. Please email bbabin5@cox.net for details on the memorial. Services will be private. and arrangements are by D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home in Gretna.
James M. Norwood, age 96, passed away peacefully on Wednesday May 2, 2018. He was born in Simmesport and attended Rosenthal Grammar School and Bolton High School in Alexandria. He graduated in 1942 with a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Louisiana in Lafayette. He received his Commission as Ensign USNR at the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis Maryland. He served as Engineer Officer on a destroyer in the Pacific during World War II. After World War II he worked as Chemical Engineer, Plant Manager and Vice President for several chemical companies. He retired from Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. in 1986.
Jim was married to Betty Hughston Norwood for 55 years. She died in 1999.
He is survived by daughters Beth Hughston (Malcolm) Babin, Elna Vaughan (John) Holley; his brother, Cecil P. Norwood; nieces, Cathy Cox (William) Stokes, Caroline Hughston (Frank) Mann, Lucy Ann Hughston (Steve) Nichols; nephews James Dowlen (Gail) Hughston and Harold Vaughan (Cynthia) Hughston.
He is preceeded in death by his wife of 55years, Betty Hughston Norwood; parents James M. Norwood, Sr. and Allie Texada Norwood of Alexandria; as well as dear family and friends.
The family thanks all who cared for him including Amedysis (Stacie), Harmony Hospice, We Care Too (Lydia, Michelle and Tocarra) and Rade Pejic, M.D. He will be missed by all who loved him.
Please visit www.rhodesfuneral.com to share online condolences.


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