David Norman

February 25, 1949April 15, 2018
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David Michael Norman, 69, of Hixson, departed this life on April 15, 2018. David was the tenth child born to the late William Curtis Norman, Sr. and Bessie Ann Templeton Norman, pioneer residents of East Brainerd. He graduated from Tyner High School in 1967. David joined Sears Roebuck in 1974 as a salesperson and retired as a sales manager after a twenty-four year career with the company. He spent ten years with the local Army National Guard unit attaining the rank of Staff Sergeant. David spent many happy years coaching little league baseball in the East Brainerd area, watching many young boys grows up around him. In his younger days he was an avid outdoorsman that enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a member of the Chattanooga Rifle Club, the Single Action Shooting Society and the National Rifle Association. He was a loving son, father, husband and grandfather. He cared deeply for his family, spending time with them, watching over them and protecting them. He loved to play golf with his sons and friends even though he would tell you he wasn’t very good. He adored his grandchildren and spoiled them rotten. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Connie, Curt and Donnie; sisters, Trudy, Sue, Pat and Jo Anne and a very close nephew, Charles Lightfoot. He is survived by his wife Lynn, whom he loved dearly for the past 48 years; sons, Michael Chad (Mandi) Norman, William Clay (Laura) Norman and Thomas Hunter (Jessica) Norman; grandchildren, Jed, Crew, Izzy, Tag, Parker, Van, Mary Sailor and Sawyer all of Chattanooga; sisters, Christine Lightfootand Mary Tatum; sister-in-law, Sue Blancett and several nieces and nephews. “I have lived a good life, being loved by many and hated by few.” The visitation will be held on Thursday, April 19, 2018 from 4 to 8 pm at Chattanooga Funeral Home, North Chapel. A funeral service will be held on Friday, April 20, 2018 at 11:30 am at the funeral home. “It’s not what you take when you leave this world behind you, it’s what you leave behind when you go.”Arrangements are held by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson, TN 37343.


  • Visitation Thursday, April 19, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, April 20, 2018

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Dusty and Liz Fleming

April 20, 2018

The Norman family will always have a special place in our hearts. We have wonderful memories with David and his family from our teens all the way to our own children. Please know we love your family and you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Jessica Norman

April 19, 2018

You were an AMAZING grandfather to Mar-Sai and Saw. We love you and will miss you so much. This is one of my fav pics. Chief and his Indian Baby. ❤️

Richard Howard

April 18, 2018

David and I spent twelve years together in school. During our teens, we were quite close. I will always remember him as he was then, riding his Ducati Bronco.

Ronald Franklin

April 18, 2018

Dave, you will be missed my friend......

You family is with my thoughts and prayers....

Love you buddy....