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Mackey Funerals and Cremations at Century Drive

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OBITUARY

William Joseph Norman Sr.

April 12, 1928September 11, 2020

William Joseph Norman, Sr. Taylors, South Carolina

William Joseph Norman, Sr., 92, of Taylors, was welcomed into Heaven along with his beloved wife of 65 years, Marsha Frazier Norman on Friday, September 11, 2020.

Born in Camden, South Carolina, he was a son of the late Rev. C. L. and Geneva Elizabeth Norman. William was formerly employed by Poe Corporation, and proudly served our country in the US Navy in the Korean War. He was a true man of faith, going nowhere without asking anyone if they knew Jesus. He was the biggest Atlanta Braves fan and loved his family and friends, especially his grandchildren, who he was so proud of. He was an avid fisherman, and loved driving his motorhome traveling near and far, and camping. He was a member of The Link Sunday School Class at Taylors First Baptist Church and was a member of Pelham Road Baptist Church.

He is survived by his son, William “Billy” Joseph Norman, Jr., (Debbie) of Greenville; two grandchildren, William “Joey” Joseph Norman, III, of Greenville, and Victoria Norman Cornmesser (Joshua) of Spartanburg; one brother, James Norman of Virginia; one sister, Lenore Chambers of Greenville; one sister-in-law, Chloris Norman of Taylors; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a brother Hal C. Norman.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 AM until 11:45 AM on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at Mackey Funerals and Cremations at Century Drive with a funeral service following at 12:00 PM in the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow the service in Woodlawn Memorial Park.

Due to current restrictions, social distancing will be observed, and only 75 people will be allowed in the chapel for the service. The service will be live streamed on the Mackey Mortuary Facebook Page beginning at 11:45 AM at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Funeral-Service---Cemetery/Mackey-Mortuary-1741659659240226/

Memorial contributions may be made to Fellow Countrymen via a check mailed to PO Box 15123, Greenville, SC 29610. www.MackeyCenturyDrive.com

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Bennie Waddell
  • Cameron Waddell
  • Joshua Cornmesser
  • Joey Norman
  • Jimmy Norman
  • Clay Long

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, September 16, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, September 16, 2020

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OTHER SERVICES:

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Marty Joiner

September 22, 2020

Billy & Debbie,
I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that I have been praying each night for God to give you peace, comfort and strength during this time. I met your parents (briefly) years ago at Taylor's First Baptist and they seemed so genuine, down to earth people, much like you! You and your family will continue to be in my prayers.

Your friend,
Marty Joiner

Gerald Reed

September 15, 2020

I am so sad to learn of the loss of Bill and Marsha. I remember them as active, devoted members of Edward Road Baptist Church while I was the organist at that great place of worship. They will always be remembered as great leaders and fantastic examples of God and and His love for all mankind. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family.
Gerald Reed

Ann Andrews

September 15, 2020

If this is the same Bill Norman that worked at Poe Hardware & Supply Company, many years ago. I knew he was great. I am Ann Andrews who was the executive secretary to Crawford Poe. Bill was a salesman and always had a great personality and willing to be of assistance. I also remember Marsha. We were on a camping trip many years ago at the beach. So long ago, but I remember him.

Jay Leach

September 15, 2020

To Billy and family: I was saddened when my dad shared with me the tragic news of your parents' deaths. I recall both of them from when we were young friends as so warm and welcoming and full of such life and energy. I know your dad and mine continued to be good friends, having had a long conversation very recently that my dad very much appreciated. I hope you are sustained by many good memories and surrounded by those who share in your love for your mom and dad. I am holding you and your family in my prayers as you grieve. Jay Leach

Edi Turner Seals

September 15, 2020

I am so sorry to hear of Bill and Marsha's (as well as their friends') homegoing although I rejoice that they are with the Lord and reunited with many loved ones. Bill was a true Southern gentleman. I remember him as outgoing, friendly, and jolly. He always had time for people with whom he came in contact--young or old. He had a way of making people feel special. I always heard in my childhood and he and my daddy (Russell Turner) were good buddies although they weren't together much after they married because of the busy lives they both led. I know that Bill and Marsha, Uncle Hal, and Daddy are rejoicing together, waiting for their dearest ones to join them. Prayers for Billy, Debbie, their children, and the rest of the family. Edi Turner Seals

gail williams

September 15, 2020

I am so sorry about this tragic event. Have sweet memories of being with Marsha at Edwards Road Baptist church. I am blessed our paths crossed in life.

Buddy Poe

September 14, 2020

Bill was a favorite lifelong friend. Worked with Bill for 30 plus years. He and Marsha inspired me to go work in Yellowstone for my 40th year, taking leave of the real world. Drove out to tell him of my dads death (Crawford Poe). Bill came by my office a year ago. Got to share memories for an hour or so. I will surely miss him.

Ron Lindsay

September 14, 2020

Bill was my Sunday School teacher at Edwards Road when I was a teen. I later worked with him at The Poe Corporation where he was known for his honesty and integrity. The world was a better place because Bill was in it. Rest in peace my friend.

Jim Blackstone

September 14, 2020

Mr. and Mrs. Norman were two of the nicest people I have ever known. Mrs. Norman invited my mother to Edwards Road Baptist Church, where we eventually became members. When I was a child, we would pack up their Suburban and go to Paradise Campground in the foothills where Billy and I would fish. 4th of July at Paradise was always a blast. They took my family under their wing during difficult times and treated us like family. Mr. Norman was a man of integrity that I really looked up to, and he had such a good influence on me. The world was a better place with Mr. and Mrs. Norman in it. I know they are in heaven now, and look forward to seeing them in the future.

Valerie Sutton Robertson

September 14, 2020

Bill was my first SS teacher when we moved to SC. We also worked together years later at The Poe Corp. He was a wonderful man. Prayers for the family in your loss. Heavens Gain.

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