M. E. (Gene) Norris, Pierson, 87 left this world on March, 19th for a better place from Florida Memorial Hospital Medical Center Daytona. Gene was a very caring and loving person. He was a past Deland Jaycee, FHP Trooper, Deland Police Officer. He retired as a Chief Engineer Merchant Marine and also was a FSU fan. Gene will greatly be missed by his family and friends. Gene is survived by his wife Vivian Norris of 50 years and children, Mike (Linda) Norris Middleburg FL., Larry (Marcie) Norris Lakeland FL., Chad (Monica) Norris Deltona FL., Carolyn (Mike) Beasley Franklyn NC., Cindy (Vernon) Myers Lakeland FL., and Cayla Norris Pierson FL. 14 grandchildren 23 great grandchildren. A memorial celebration of Gene’s life for friends and family will be April, 7th 2-4 pm at Lankford Funeral Home Deland, Florida.