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Chase Anthony Norton, 24

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Chase Anthony Norton, 24, of Austin, Arkansas was born March 31, 1991 in Humble, Texas and left this earth to be our guardian angel and bodyguard on November 26, 2015.

Chase was a gentle giant with one of the biggest hearts and kindest souls the world has ever known, but if you messed with someone he loved, he would become your worst enemy. He fought and bled for those he cared about and wouldn’t think twice about giving you the shirt off his back or his last dollar if you needed it. No matter how much you told him you loved him, he would always reply “I love you more.”

Anyone who knew Chase knew his favorite person throughout history was Al Capone. Capone once said, “Don’t mistake my kindness for weakness. I am kind to everyone, but when someone is unkind to me, weak is not what you are going to remember about me.” That was who Chase was – a fighter, in every sense of the word. He and his brothers participated in MMA and boxing and he spent much of his free time in the ring, sparring with friends, training and aspiring to reach the Olympics one day. We know he would have made it if God hadn’t called him home.

Chase was preceded in death by his grandfather Kenneth G. Bufford, grandfather, Ell David Norton and special cousin Robert Norton. He leaves behind his mother and father Michael and Sherry Norton of Austin, his precious son Brantley Luke, four brothers Matt (Brandy) Robinson of Cabot, Michael (Kelsey) Norton of Jackson, Tennessee, Kenny Norton of Austin, Colton Norton of North Little Rock one sister Stephanie (Jake) Benedict of Cabot, grandmother Shirley Bufford of Splendora, Texas and Grandmother Elaine Norton of Patton Village, Texas. He was the hulk and a superhero to his nieces and nephews, Kallie, Josh, Xander and Bella. He leaves behind a multitude of cousins and a host of friends that he also considered his family.

Pallbearers are Matt Robinson, Michael Norton II, Kenny Norton, Colton Norton, Jake Benedict, Sean Winkle, Nick Lawhon and TJ Bertrand. Honorary pallbearers are Josh Andrews, Xander Norton, Zack Allen, Danny Cashel, Randy Qualls, Justin Chretien, and Bryce Cross.

Visitation will be held Sunday, November 29 from 5-8 pm at A Natural State Funeral Service at 2620 W Main Street in Jacksonville. Services will be Monday, November 30 at 12 pm at a Natural State Funeral Service with interment following at Serenity Garden in Jacksonville.



  • Jessica and Thomas Mashburn Posted November 27, 2015 9:34 AM

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. We are truly saddened by tragic loss. If you need anything please don’t hesitate to call. Love you all

  • Clayton Knupp Posted November 27, 2015 11:33 AM

    My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time May The Lord be with you and lift you up.
    Clay Knupp

  • Roger and Leah Tarrant Posted November 27, 2015 3:39 PM

    Our handsome, gentle giant, you are missed. We still can’t comprehend this in our human minds. May God embrace Mike, Sherry, Matt, Brandy, Stephanie, Jake, Michael, Kelcey, Colton, Kenny, Brantley and the rest of the family during this time of extreme grief and loss. Love you all.

  • Dana Austen Posted November 27, 2015 5:34 PM

    Prayers for the family during this time.

  • Bobby & Rebecca Henrichs Posted November 27, 2015 8:33 PM

    Matt you are in our hearts and prayers. May God help you and your family through the difficult times you are facing in the future and help to ease your pain.

  • Blake and Amy Tarpley Posted November 27, 2015 8:48 PM

    Matt we are sorry for you and your families loss. May God give you peace.

  • Teri and Gary Miessner Posted November 27, 2015 9:36 PM

    We are without words. Although we were not friends we were family… as your family was ours. May you sore on the wings of eagles, may you walk and not be faint. May God give you assignments greater in heaven than on earth. We may never understand God’s timing, but it is my prayer that we may understand his purpose, even though it may be greater than we will ever fathem.

  • Valarie Perry Posted November 27, 2015 9:43 PM

    I remember the day you were born. Such a beautiful boy. You grew up to be a great son, brother, uncle,nephew,cousin and friend. The most important thing was a dad. You wore each hat with so much love.

  • DK Stanley Posted November 27, 2015 10:23 PM

    I am.praying for you and your family during this difficult time. if you need anything please let me know and i will do my besg to get it done. Keep that head up sweetie; he will shine through you now.

  • Sydney Stricklin Posted November 27, 2015 10:35 PM

    My deepest thoughts and prayers go out to you! I still cant believe this has happened when I had just talked to you! You will forever be missed but never forgotten! Fly high big bro! Thanks for always looking out! I know you will continue to do so!

  • Lia Bell Posted November 27, 2015 11:21 PM

    Sherry, I’m so sorry to hear about Chase. I’ll be praying for you and your family.

  • Deborah Cox Posted November 28, 2015 12:32 AM

    I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with all of you.

  • Kim carpenter Posted November 28, 2015 7:48 AM

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Praying for gods peace and comfort for all….

  • Bobby and Jewel Kyzer Posted November 28, 2015 9:02 AM

    Prayers for family

  • Gina Chretien Posted November 28, 2015 10:43 AM

    My thoughts and prayers are with you. Words cannot express how sorry I am for your loss. I cannot express my gratitude to Chase and your family enough for making Justin a part of yours.

  • Stan Brown Posted November 28, 2015 11:06 AM

    Sorry for your loss

  • Robert Ward Posted November 28, 2015 12:45 PM

    The world is a lesser place without you Chase. I wish we had more like you on this planet. Our loss is Heaven’s Gain. I love you brother. May you rest in peace.

  • Tom Anderson Posted November 28, 2015 4:12 PM

    Matt, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. What a tragic loss at such a young age. Let me know if you need anything

  • Marcia Holland Posted November 28, 2015 4:29 PM

    My heart goes out to you and your family Matt. Just know that God is with you through this tough time. My prayers are with you

  • Curtis and Melessa Shock Posted November 28, 2015 6:02 PM

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Patrick and Jerri Roe McCrary Posted November 29, 2015 6:06 PM

    Our sympathy and prayers are being sent to the family. Peace and comfort to the family of this young man. We are so sorry for your loss.

  • Cheryl Ward Posted November 29, 2015 6:51 PM

    Mike , Sherry , and kids I am so sorry to hear about Chase. . He was a great person and will forever be loved and missed. Words con not begin to explain how much my heart hurts . Please know I am keeping your family (my extended family) in my thoughts and prayers . Chase this is not goodbye. This is until I see you again. R.I.P. Our Gentle Giant. Soar high with the Angels.

  • Mel and Melinda Hall Posted November 29, 2015 9:05 PM

    Matt our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this sorrowful time.

  • Sam and Margaret Bufford Posted December 1, 2015 9:14 PM

    We are sorry to hear of your great loss. It is so sad. Just know that we care. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    We’re available if you should need us. The phone number is (810)545-0024.With love

  • Blake Samples Posted December 5, 2015 1:32 PM

    I’m going to miss my dear friend. Prayers for the family.

  • Matt Robinson Posted March 9, 2016 12:14 AM

    Chase, not a day goes by I don’t think about you and what you must be doing in Heaven, Seems like a million years since you left us. I can’t wait to hear all about your trip and things you have been doing. Hope your spirit will visit me soon to let me know you are ok. I love you little brother. I keep telling myself this is not goodbye but I’ll see you later.

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