Kimball Appliance is celebrating Junior Norton, who has been an employee for over 67 years. Junior, or better known as Junebug Norton started working for what was then Kimball’s Feed Store in 1952. At the age of 13, he got a special permit to drive a truck for delivery purposes, and moved appliances from the train yard to the appliance store.
Norton kept working for the Kimball family at Midwest foundry, which eventually closed. He then went back to his first love – appliances, and has been at Kimball Appliance ever since. In his spare time, he owned a fireplace wood business until 1977, and then opened World of C.B. which is still in business on 24th Street in Port Huron. Junebug has an old C.B. Radio in the Kimball’s delivery truck which he still uses today. He served in the U.S. National Guard for five years and the Army for two. He loves classic cars and the Detroit Tigers. This Saturday, June 15, a celebration is being held at Kimball Appliance at 945 Lapeer Avenue in Port Huron and the public is invited to come out, shake Junebug’s hand and offer congratulations!