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Robert J. Norton

October 8, 1972 — May 13, 2024

Formerly of Muskegon

Robert J. “Bobby” Norton, age 51, formerly of Muskegon, Michigan unexpectedly passed away on Monday morning, May 13, 2024 at the Lifecare Center in Plainwell.  Bobby was born at Muskegon General Hospital in Muskegon, Michigan on October 8, 1972, the son of Robert L. and Joane L. (Matthews) Norton. He had a huge heart and always said "YES" to helping others. It brought him great joy to witness those around him enjoying life. Bobby also enjoyed playing Solitaire & other video games, listening to music, and loved spending time with his family, especially his precious granddaughter, Harper. 

Bobby is survived by his children, John (Paige) Norton of Muskegon, Cheyenne Norton of Texas and Ashlee Norton of Warren; his granddaughter, Harper Norton of Muskegon; his brother, Don (Sara) Norton of Delton; and his nephews & niece, Doug Smith, Heather Brock, Corbin Norton, Aiden Norton, and Ethan Norton.  He was sadly preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Joane Norton.

At Bobby’s request, cremation has taken place and a celebration of Bobby’s life will be held at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, please consider making donations to Bobby's home church at gracespring Bible Church, 8643 Gull Rd., Richland, MI 49083.  Arrangements by the Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Richland Chapel.  Personal messages for the family and favorite memories of Bobby may be placed here at


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