WILLIAMS, Ariz. - The community of Williams joined together at the Williams Senior Center to celebrate the life of longtime resident Larry Norfolk. Norfolk came to Williams and made his home here, fell onto hard times and became homeless. Although he received many offers for help, Norfolk was happiest being independent and fending for himself.
Norfolk made his daily rounds around town. He handed out "I Love Williams" buttons at the visitor center, he enjoyed talking to all his friends at Safeway. He came to the Senior Center and stopped by various businesses in town. Norfolk made it his mission to ask about everyone and their families, he handed out trinkets and his collectibles to his friends. He had a way of making everyone think that they were his best friend. It was his gift.
More than 100 people attended the memorial service including Williams Mayor John Moore, representatives of the Chamber of Commerce, Fr. Kilian of St. Joseph Catholic Church, his brother Robert and sister-in-law Lisa and many friends.
People shared Larry stories, laughed, cried and were in awe of the impact the life of this humble man had on the lives of Williams residents. Norfolk taught people that every person has value and every person plays an important part in community members' lives and hearts.