Norris C. Ijams, age 95, of Groveport, died November 30, 2018. He was born April 23, 1923 in Columbus, Ohio to the late Norris and Sarah Ijams. Norris was a United States Army veteran and a Mason. He was an Assistant Fire Chief for the Columbus Fire Department, Chief of the Naples Fire Department, and Interim City Manager of Naples. He belonged to Hope United Methodist Church in Canal Winchester.
Preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie; and his son-in-law, Mike Spires; Norris is survived by his daughter, Sharon Spires; son, Mike (Pam) Ijams; grandchildren, Chris Booth, Jennifer (John Kamrar) Spires, Robert (Nina Long) Ijams, Sara (Dustin) Dashner; great-grandchildren, Ryan (Nikki), Jayme and Cory Booth, Tristan Spires, Keira and Ella Dashner, Andrew Scowden, Aaron Ijams (due February 2019); great-great grandchildren Avmarie, Lailah, Lily, and Landon; nieces, nephews and many dear friends.
Friends may visit 10- 11 Thursday at the Hope United Methodist Church, 83 E. Columbus Street, Canal Winchester, Ohio 43110 where a memorial will follow at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Ben Foulk officiating. Those who wish may donate to a charity of their choice in memory of Norris.
Arrangements by the DWAYNE R. SPENCE FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY. Online condolences at www.spencefuneralhome.com