Apex Funeral Home


Norman Thorp Robinson

November 10, 1937July 29, 2019

Norman Thorp Robinson, 81, of Apex, passed away July 29, 2019 after a long battle with cancer. Norman passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side.

Norman was born November 10, 1937 to the late Percy and Margaret (Luper) Robinson in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. Through the years, Norman developed a love for traveling, reading, playing golf, watching Durham Bulls baseball games and all things related to Les Miserables.

Norman was a proud veteran of the United States Air Force, having served his country in France and Germany.

After leaving the Air Force, Norman went on to spend 32 years of his professional career with CSX Transportation in Rocky Mount and Hamlet, NC. He worked his way up to the General Manager position before retiring.

Norman was very spiritual. He was hard working, loving and compassionate with a dry sense of humor. His family meant the world to him, especially his loving wife of 56 years, Myrna.

Norman is preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Julia Weaver.

Norman is survived by his wife, Myrna Kay Bell Robinson, daughters, Elizabeth Robinson and Jennifer Robinson White (Jeff), grandchildren, Brandon Slifker and Conner White, brother, Dwight Robinson and sister, Shirley Frederick.

A graveside service will take place on Monday, August 5 at 11:00am at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 221 Union Street, Cary, NC 27511.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Norman’s honor may be made to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 221 Union Street, Cary, NC 27511 and Transitions Lifecare, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607


  • Memorial Service

    Monday, August 5, 2019


Norman Thorp Robinson

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Raymond Ham

July 29, 2021

We miss talking to him on the telephone.We will never forget him.

Ray & Doris Ham

Douglas James

August 4, 2019

Very sorry to learn of Norman's death. Always enjoyed our times
together with Norman, Myrna and other friends when we all lived
in Rockingham. We express our sincere sympathy to Myrna and
family and pray for God's peace and comfort.
Doug & Ann James
Greenville, N. C.

Barbara Langley-Dickens

August 1, 2019

Norman was a fine man! A honor to know him and his family and to have grown up with his sweet daughters, Jennifer and Elizabeth. Myrna Kaye, Jennifer and Elizabeth - please know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers ~ Gene and Dot Langley and Barbara!

Raymond Ham

August 1, 2019

So sorry to hear this. Lot of special memories of him as we worked together. Mynra and family are in our prayers.

J. Wesley Wheeler

August 1, 2019

So sorry to hear of Norm's passing..... Norman was a fine man and I have many found memories of him as we worked on the railroad together in Hamlet, N.C. Prayers for Mynra and the entire family...

Mamie Potter

July 31, 2019

Norman and I got to know each other through a religion and ethics discussion group at Quail Ridge Books in 1996. Our monthly meetings were made all the more interesting and lively by his comments and observations. Over the years he searched for the perfect church, and found it in St Paul’s. We re-connected a few years ago, and my husband and I met him and Myrna for dinner occasionally. I loved his wry wit and honesty, and witnessed the great love he and Myrna had for each other. I will miss him. I wish his family peace as they move forward without his earthly presence.