David Thomas “Squirt” McNorton, 80, passed away January 1, 2018. He was born on February 4, 1937 at the family farm in North Topeka, to Fred and Mildred (Hiller) McNorton. He graduated from Seaman High School and later served in the U.S. Army. He married Evelyn Gomel in 1964. He worked as a US Postal Service truck driver for 35 years.
One of his favorite pastimes was helping friends and a family fix anything that needed fixing and share a joke. His greatest joy was watching kids and grandkids compete in their various activities. He was active with the North Topeka Saddle Club, Shawnee County 4-H, and was a faithful blood donor.
He was preceded in death by his siblings, Boyce, Clyde, and RosaDell.
Squirt is survived by his spouse, his brother, Wayne (Bonnie) McNorton; a sister Kathleen Nolting; their three daughters, Tamara (Butch) Drylie of Hays, Kansas, Christine (Randy) Mercer of Columbus, Kansas, and Stacie (Brian) Adams of Meriden, Kansas; their grandchildren Cody, Cash (Laura), and Clay Drylie, Randi (Dustin) Wiley, Beth (Dexter) Jones, Grady Mercer, Shanie and Kassie Adams; and a great granddaughter Karsyn Drylie.
Funeral Service will be Thursday, January 4, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at Davidson Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Rochester Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday, January 3, 2018 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Davidson Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Christian Youth Rodeo Association (CYRA) Scholarship, or Joplin Miracle League Baseball and sent in the care of Davidson Funeral Home.
Thursday, January 04, 2018
Davidson Funeral Home
1035 N Kansas Avenue
Topeka, Kansas 66608-1241