The Mayor of Birmingham held a civil banquet for the victors and again Pa Norton was hailed as the hero of the day. But he was forced to watch the TT of that year from a chair, not having the strength to stand for the entire race. It was his final public appearance. On April 21, 1925, James Lansdowne Norton died at his home in Sampson Road in Birmingham, England at the age of 56. He was buried at Lodge Hill Cemetery in Selly Oak, Birmingham. He and his wife Sarah had five children: Ethel, Grace, James Lansdowne, Henry Spencer and Raymond.