PALMYRA and NEWPORT – Stanley Norris, 53, died unexpectedly Feb. 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. He married his high school sweetheart, Sue Clark, 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. Stan 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. In addition to his wife, Stan is survived by two sons, Garth and Tyler Norris, both of Palmyra; a brother, Carl and wife, Sara Norris, of Newport; two sisters, Carolyn and husband, John Wood, of Machiasport and Lois and husband, David Bowden, of Hartland; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Bob and Maxine Cox; brother-in-law, Hal and wife, Mary Clark, of Portsmouth, N.H.; several nieces and nephews. A celebration of his life will be held 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, at Nokomis Regional High School, 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; care of Nokomis Sports Boosters, P.O. Box 100, Newport, ME 04953, attention: Terrie Murray. Those who wish may leave written tributes at www.CrosbyNeal.com.