DENTON — Norris Bennett Gunn, 86, of Denton, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019 in Denton. He was born on Dec. 29, 1932 in Paris, Texas to Frank and Willie Gunn.  

Norris married the late Shirley Holland (Gunn) in Clayton, New Mexico on Sept. 8, 1951.  

They went on to live in Dalhart, Plainview, Austin, Brownfield, and retired together to live at Lake Brownwood in 1997. Through 60 years of marriage, good times and tough alike, they were best friends. They worked together, traveled together, and laughed together often.  

Norris was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Jesse Gunn; and his wife.

Survivors include his two daughters, Tulane Hix (Jerry) of Hickory Creek, and Gay Strategier (Phil) of Norman, Oklahoma; two sons, Gil Gunn (Melinda) of Piperton, Tennessee, and Toby Gunn of Stony Point, New York; 11 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and 1 sister, Margie Brookmole of Dumas.

Family visitation is scheduled for 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1 at DeBerry Funeral Directors in Denton.