Kevin D. Norwood

September 24, 1959 ~ July 14, 2021 (age 61)

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Kevin D. Norwood, affectionately known as the “Kernel” departed this life after a short illness at Delaware Hospice at Milford, DE, surrounded by his loving family.


Kevin attended Sussex Central High School, Class of 1977. He enjoyed the sport of wrestling and was a proud part of the wrestling team.


Kevin was a hard worker and spent several years at King Cole Canary as a truck driver. In his later years, he worked as an equestrian, before he became disabled. He loved all animals and could be seen feeding his livestock. He also took pride in doing yard work and would paint anything “white”.


He was preceded in death by his parents, Frederick Norwood, Sr.” Bozzy” and Mildred Hitchens-Norwood, sister, Suprenia Griffin and brother, Frederick “Porky” Norwood, Jr.  He leaves to cherish his memory; 1-son, Kevin Hayes of Seaford, DE; brothers: Richard L. Norwood (Velma) of Millsboro; William Norwood (Conda) of Bridgeville; Eldred Norwood of Bridgeville, DE; sisters: Vanessa Rickards of Bridgeville, DE; Selena Ross (Albert) of Bridgeville, DE; and Montoya Palmer (aka “Baby Girl”) (Smitty) of Millsboro, DE.  He leaves to cherish his memories a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.  He proclaimed he was their “FAVORITE UNCLE.”  He was known as “Uncle Crazy, Uncle Bad Back, and Uncle Kern, Kern. 


His favorite mottos were: “I did it my way; I’ve worked in my day; What I do wrong now; it’s none of my concern and I fear no man.”



 A funeral service will be held at 12:00 PM on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at Watson Funeral Home, 211 S. Washington St., Millsboro, DE  19966, where friends may call from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM for viewing and visitation.   Pastor Janice Herman of Friendship United Methodist Church Will officiate. Interment will be private at Indian Mission United Methodist Church Cemetery.   


In lieu of flowers, family requests donations to Brandywine Valley SPCA, 22918 DuPont Blvd., Georgetown, DE 19947 in loving memory of Kevin Norwood.


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July 21, 2021

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Watson Funeral Home
211 S. Washington St.
Millsboro, DE 19966

Funeral Service
July 21, 2021

12:00 PM
Watson Funeral Home
211 S. Washington St.
Millsboro, DE 19966

Private Interment

Indian Mission United Methodist Church Cemetery
22701 Indian Mission Road
Harbeson, DE 19951



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