John’s celebration of life service will be held December 2nd at New Hope Church. Visitation will be from 10:00 am to 11:00 am and the service will be held at 11:00. A reception at the Friendswood Fire Department, Station 1 will immediately follow.
New Hope Church
108 W Edgewood Dr, Friendswood, TX 77546.
Forest Park East Funeral Home & Cemetery
21620 Gulf Fwy, Webster, TX 77598
Friendswood Fire Department, Station 1
1610 Whitaker Dr, Friendswood, TX 77546
With heavy hearts and profound sorrow, the Forest Bend Fire Department announces the passing of its cherished Chief, John Norris. Today, we come together to mourn the loss of a remarkable leader whose impact on our department will forever be remembered and honored.
Chief Norris was not just a leader; he was the heart and soul of our fire department, embodying the values of courage, dedication, and selflessness. His journey with the Forest Bend Fire Department spanned decades, during which he played a pivotal role in shaping the organization into the exemplary force it is today.
A true visionary, Chief Norris led with passion and unwavering commitment. His leadership extended beyond the routine responsibilities of managing emergencies; he fostered a sense of camaraderie among our firefighting family. Chief Norris believed in the strength of unity, emphasizing the importance of teamwork in facing the challenges that come with protecting our community.
Under Chief Norris’s guidance, the Forest Bend Fire Department reached new heights in terms of efficiency, preparedness, and community engagement. His innovative initiatives and forward-thinking strategies ensured that our firefighters were equipped with the latest tools and training, enabling them to respond effectively to any situation.
Beyond his professional achievements, Chief Norris was a mentor and a friend to many within the department. He invested time in nurturing the potential of each firefighter, instilling in them a sense of purpose and a deep commitment to serving the community.
His impact reached far beyond the fire station walls, influencing the lives of those he led both professionally and personally. In times of crisis, Chief Norris stood as a pillar of strength, offering guidance and support to his team. His calm demeanor and decisive actions during emergencies inspired confidence among his fellow firefighters and reassured the community that they were in capable hands.
The Forest Bend Fire Department not only loses a chief but a beloved member of our family. Chief Norris’s legacy will endure through the values he instilled, the lives he touched, and the community he worked tirelessly to protect.
As we mourn his passing, let us remember Chief John Norris not with sorrow alone but with gratitude for the indelible mark he left on our department. His memory will live on in the stories shared, the skills imparted, and the bonds formed under his leadership.
In honor of Chief Norris’s dedication to service, the Forest Bend Fire Department extends its deepest condolences to his family, friends, and all those who had the privilege of knowing him.
May his legacy inspire us to continue the noble work he started and to uphold the standards of excellence he set for our department. Chief John Norris, you will be deeply missed, but your spirit will forever guide us as we carry on your legacy of service and commitment to the community.