PALMYRA & NEWPORT - Stanley Norris, 53, died unexpectedly February 6, 2010. He was born July 9, 1956 in Newport, a son of Maynard and Maxine (Bennett) Norris. He was a graduate of Nokomis Regional High, Class of 1974.\n\nHe married his high school sweetheart, Sue Clark on July 22, 1978. Stan owned and operated Stanley Norris and Sons Construction for the past 26 years. He was a member of the Maine Draft Horse Association. He enjoyed farming with his horses, riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle and watching NASCAR races. He also coached his son's basketball teams.\n\nStan will be remembered for his great sense of humor and for his love of life. He was always the first one to lend a helping hand. Most of all, he truly loved his wife and boys. He was the most compassionate husband and Dad and was truly a friend to all.\n\nIn addition to his wife, Stan is survived by 2 sons, Garth and Tyler Norris, both of Palmyra; a brother, Carl and wife Sara Norris of Newport; 2 sisters, Carolyn and husband John Wood of Machiasport, and Lois and husband David Bowden of Hartland; his father and mother-in-law, Bob and Maxine Cox; a brother-in-law, Hal and wife Mary Clark of Portsmouth, NH; several nieces and nephews.\n\nA celebration of his life will be held 3 PM Friday, February 12th, at Nokomis Regional High, 266 Williams Road, Newport. It would be Stan's wish that everyone dress casually. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Mandi Foss Basketball Scholarship Fund; c/o Nokomis Sports Boosters, P. O. Box 100, Newport, ME 04953; Attention: Terrie Murray.