Gus Norwood, 79, of Hattiesburg (formerly of Jackson), passed away on December 16, 2020, at Forrest General Hospital. He was born on July 7, 1941, in Utica, MS. Gus was a loving man and will be missed dearly.
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He was the President of the LA and MS Respiratory Therapist Association, and he was also the President of the Epilepsy Foundation of MS.
Gus is preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Ruby Dell Kitchens Norwood. He is survived by his wife, Maxyne Ware Norwood; two daughters, Andrea Johnson (John) and Natalie Odom (David) ; grandchildren: Alden Johnson (Pa’Shance), Nolan Johnson (Caroline Bartelsmeyer), Chad Moore, Amanda Burke (Kristopher) and Emma Odom; siblings: Jimmy Norwood (Mildred); Earline Ashley , Jerry Norwood (Mary Ann); a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Oak Grove United Methodist Church, Gift to Jesus. 4915 Old Hwy 11, Hattiesburg, MS 39402.
A private service will be held Saturday, December 19, 2020, at Highland Cemetery.