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January 25, 1939 - November 15, 2012

John Louis "Jack" Norlin Sr., passed away Nov. 15, 2012, in Houston, Texas. He was laid to rest at Restland Cemetery in Dallas, Texas Nov. 19, 2012. The Rev. Jimmy Vaughn officiated at his service and Jack was interred with full military honors.

Jack, a 22 year resident of Greenville, Texas, was born in North Bend, to Walter John and Cora Larsen Norlin Jan 25, 1939. After graduating high school, he was educated at the U. S. Military Academy at West Point, Angelo State University in Texas, and Troy University in California. After marrying Margret Elaine Burk April 2, 1961, they began their 51-year marriage in San Angelo, Texas. He began his 26-year military career with four years in the U. S. Army and his military service took them to Taiwan, San Antonio, Vietnam (as a veteran of the Vietnam War), Turkey, Japan, then back to San Antonio. Retiring as a Captain after 22 years in the U. S. Air Force, he began his second career in Greenville, Texas as a systems engineer with E-Systems, Raytheon and L-3, retiring from L-3 in 2004.

A man of many interests, Jack loved learning and teaching. Throughout his life, he held positions as teacher, coach, counselor, tutor and mentor. He was a father of four children, but was known to many as "Pop." He was alway ready with a listening ear, helpful advice, and a good tease for fun. Ever ready with a fun fact or story, he was known as a man who never met a stranger. He explored photography, music, acting, drawing and was a published author.

Jack is survivied by his wife, Marget Norlin of Houston; his children, Dacia Norlin Blair of Houston, Tim and Kellie NOrlin of Reno, Texas, John and Stacye Norlin of Mesquite, Texas, and Kami and Scott Keim of Houston; his brother, Tom and Pam Norlin of Astoria; and his beloved grandchildren, Brianna, Troy, Makayla, Tori, Jeffrey, Aaron, Travis, Connor, Corinne and Jackson; as well as many loving cousins and dear friends.

Please make any memorials in his name to the American Heart Association.

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