Medical Center in Batesville, Ark.
He was born November 7, 1935, in Cleveland to W.C. and Izona (Tedder) Norwood. He was involved in city government in Cleveland and was former mayor of Highland, Ark.
He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He was of the Baptist faith.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Jan (Phillips) Norwood of the home; two sons, Carl Norwood and wife Wendy of Cleveland and Joe Norwood and wife Judy of Greenville; two daughters, Renea Singley and husband Gary of Cleveland and Donna Overton and husband Steven of Highland, Ark.; one sister, Belinda Houston of Booneville; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.
A memorial service will be held by the family at a later date.
All arrangements are by Tri-County Funeral Home of Highland, Ark.