Grover "Leroy" Norton


April 15, 1940 ~ June 30, 2023

Born in: Madison Co., NC
Resided in: Candler, NC

Grover “Leroy” Norton, 83, passed away on Friday, June 30, 2023.

A native of Madison Co., NC, Leroy was a son of the late Grover Carl and Elizabeth Smith Norton. He was also preceded in death by his sisters, Jean Norton Smith and Louise Norton Pike (“Ham”).

Mr. Norton retired from American Enka/BASF as a supervisor. He was a member of West Asheville Baptist Church. In his free time, he enjoyed traveling in his motorhome and camping with his family and close friends, drawing and painting, and singing gospel music.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Ines Black Norton; daughters, Lisa Norton Robinson (Roger), Kim Norton Wallin, and Angie Norton Parcell (Brian); son, Scott Norton (Diana); grandchildren, Michael, Wesley, Lyndsey, Chloe, Caeley, Paige, Grant and Xander; great-grandchildren, Gaige, Jayce, Hank, Jax, and Mason; brother, Ben Norton (Sharon); brother-in-law, Hubert Smith; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Mr. Norton’s family will receive friends beginning at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday at West Asheville Baptist Church. The funeral service will immediately follow at 3:00 p.m., officiated by Associate Pastor Tony Hooper. Burial will then take place at Big Sandy United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Groce Funeral Home on Patton Ave. is assisting the family.


Visitation: July 2, 2023 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

West Asheville Baptist Church
926 Haywood Road
Asheville, NC 28806

(828) 253-9824

Funeral Service: July 2, 2023 3:00 pm

West Asheville Baptist Church
926 Haywood Road
Asheville, NC 28806

(828) 253-9824

Burial: July 2, 2023 4:15 pm

Big Sandy United Methodist Church Cemetery
Sandy Mush Road
Leicester, NC 28748

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  1. I will be praying for all the family and trusting God to supply all your needs! R.I.P. Leroy!

    • Climb high on that mountain Uncle Leroy, you’ll be greatly missed. Prayers for friends and family.

  2. Our thoughts and Prayers are with you all during this time. May God comfort each one of your hearts is our Prayer.
    Love in Christ Jesus,

  3. Love & prayers to the family of Leroy Norton s passing. I was so shocked when I saw his picture on Groce Funeral Home Site. Love & prayers especially to Leroy’s brother Benny. My special second cousins❤️Ines, May God give you special strength & love during the next months ‘ years. But one thing to look forward to is that we will see Leroy again when we all meet in heaven. You guys have always been very special second cousins to me. I love you all,

  4. Our prayers and condolences to the Norton family. Our families lived in the same neighborhood and the Norton family were friends. The years have come so quickly to lose another friend from years ago. Our deepest sympathy to each of you.
    Phil & Joyce Elkins Dover Evans


  6. Ines, may God’s comforting arms hold you close during this time. My heart goes out to you. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. With love, Phyllis Briggs

  7. We’re very saddened to hear about Leroy’s passing. Sharon & I will certainly be in prayer for all of the family.

  8. My prayers go out to the family of Leroy; such a nice man. May God give you peace and comfort.

  9. Uncle Leroy
    I am going to miss the heck out of you.
    Thank you for all the years you let me stay with you at your house, all the good talks, you would always go get those good glazed donuts in the morning, I remember that. To this day I love donuts! Lol
    Thank you for being our. camping buddies it was nice, I always looked forward to spending that time with you and aunt Ines. I love you uncle Leroy
    You are going to be missed

  10. My condolences to dear cousins whose immediate family grieve this loss, along with extended family members who are saddened by our cousin’s passing. RIP, Cousin Leroy.

  11. We will miss Leroy & his mischievous smile, he was a wonderful friend. We will treasure the memories we had laughing when camping at Tom Johnson’s through out the years. Our prayers go out to Inis & family for strength & guidance in this difficult time.

  12. My condolences to the family of Leroy. The Nortons and my family grew up in the same neighborhood and we attended the same schools. Love and prayers to Ines, daughters, son and grandchildren. Also to Benny and Sharon for their loss as well.

  13. Ines My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family! You and Leroy were such a nice couple.

  14. We are so sorry to hear of Leroy’s passing. Sending up prayers for the family.

  15. Dear Lisa, my prayers are with you. He was a sweet man; you were so blessed to have him as a dad; he’s with Jesus now & awaiting a glorious homecoming with his whole family! 🙏🙏🙏🙏

  16. We are sorry to hear of the passing of Leroy. Our thoughts and prayers will be with the Family.

  17. So sorry to hear of Leroys passing. Such a good friend for many years.May God bless each of you during this time. Love and prayers 🙏 Mike williams

  18. Ines, I was so heartbroken to hear about Leroy. You all were just like family to me. I will be in constant prayer for you, your kids and family. I pray God’s touch will give you healing and comfort. As you already know, we will see Leroy again. God Bless all of you. ✝️

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