Bryan Wayne Norwood, 59, of Springfield, formerly of Fulton, went to sing in the Heavenly Choir on Saturday, August 26, 2017.

He was born in Fulton on April 7, 1958, the son of the late Presley E. Norwood and the late Carol “Jeanie” (Reifsteck) Norwood.

Bryan never met a stranger.  He loved Christmas music and going for rides.

His family would like to express their gratitude to all the care-givers who touched Bryan’s life during his stays at Woodhaven, ACT!, and Austen Dooley.  A very special thank you is extended to the girls at Harvard House in Springfield, Missouri who took such good care of him, especially Sylvia who was there from the beginning.  Each of you hold a special place in the hearts of Bryan’s family.  What a blessing you have been!

Those remaining to cherish his memory include sister, Vicky Cramer and her husband Ronald of Fulton; special aunt, Marie Seper; and other relatives.

Bryan was preceded in death by his parents, step-parents, and grandparents.

Private burial will be in Callaway Memorial Gardens.

Silent Night Baby Brother, Silent Night, Rest in Peace.

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Denise Lee Kloeppel

Bryan was part of my childhood on Lane Street! He used to come knocking on our door to see if I could come out and play, and if I couldn't, he wanted my dad to come out and play with him! He was always " Big Bryan" to us! ( I had a younger brother who was "Little Brian"). My family loved him and he made us all smile....and sing Christmas songs!!! Loved him!!

 Posted September 6, 2017 - 10:23pm
Cathy Wolken Terrell

Bryan touched and changed my life in ways that many people would never understand. Rest easy my friend! Vickie--you have my deepest sympathy.

 Posted September 3, 2017 - 2:32pm
Joe Barnes

In the late 1960s and early 1970s I was the Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 1 at the Woodhaven Home. Bryan was among the members of the unit. Later, I remember visiting with him in the 1980s when he came with a group to a free fishing clinic north of Columbia. He remembered me and we had as much of a conversation as was possible.
On occasion I learn of the passing of one of Woodhaven scouts. This week I learned of your loss of Bryan.
You and your family have my condolences and my prayers.

 Posted September 2, 2017 - 9:25pm
Russell Hoover

Sorry for your loss Vicky, I know that Bryan was very special .

 Posted August 30, 2017 - 4:20pm
Rosemary Gannaway

So very sorry Vickie. You have been a wonderful, caring sister. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

 Posted August 29, 2017 - 11:29pm

Vickie So sorry to hear this

 Posted August 28, 2017 - 5:27pm

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