Norman E. Going

October 14, 1939July 24, 2013

Norman E. Going of Jacksonville, FL, moved on to "a far, far better place" on July 24, 2013. He was born October 14, 1939, to Norman L. and Bernice Going of Stillwater, Oklahoma. Mr. Going graduated from Stillwater High School, and later from Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism, then graduate school at the University of Florida in Gainesville.

Mr. Going subsequently worked in various editorial positions with the Orlanda Sentinel-Star, Florida Alligator, and (Jacksonville) Florida Times-Union. He left The Times-Union in the mid- 1980s for the "wonderful world" of public relations. "Not one of my brighter decisions," he said later.

In the mid-1970s, Mr. Going received a direct commission in the U.S. Navy and served at a number of duty stations as a public affairs officer: Pensacola Naval Air Station; Norfolk Naval Station; and Jacksonville NAS; where he retired in 1991 as a lieutenant commander after 20 years of naval service.

Mr.Going leaves behind his beloved wife of 45 years, Sharyn', and son, Christian. In addition, he is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Larry and Marijean Going of Houston, Texas.

Mr. Going has requested no service, and asks friends and family to remember him as he was before chemotherapy: a guy who loved his family, a multitude of house pets, his feral cat colony, his muscle cars, Oklahoma State University, the Florida Gators and the Jacksonville Jaguars.

In remembrance, donations may be made to The Animal Rescue and Adoption Agency, Inc., 13976 Denton Road, Jacksonville, FL 32226.


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Wally and Nancy McCullough

August 13, 2013

We remember a kind man and an enthusiastic Jaguar supporter. May he rest in peace.

August 2, 2013

Sharyn and Christian,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thought and prayers are with you.
Beth Rucker

Jennifer Coscia

August 1, 2013

All of us with 'The Animal Rescue and Adoption Agency' (TARAA), express our deepest condolences. Norm was one of the kindest men with one of the biggest hearts, I personally have had the blessing of knowing. He will greatly be missed, especially for the work he has done with the feral cats. It comforts me to know he is in a loving place where animals and humans no longer suffer.

Ray & Diane Lawendowski

July 31, 2013

We are so sorry to hear of Norms passing.Our thoughts and prayers are with his family. If there is such a place as The Rainbow Bridge, I'm sure there were plenty of animals welcoming him.
Rest in Peace Norm.

Vicki Vega

July 29, 2013

I, too, enjoyed working with Norm at the Florida Alligator during the late 60s. A patient man, a great smile. Fond memories. May he rest in peace.

Helen Huntley

July 29, 2013

I am so sorry to hear of Norm's death. I enjoyed working with him at the Florida Alligator many years ago.

Mary & Ron Littlepage

July 29, 2013

What a sweet man! Though many years have passed, we remember him with smiles and a warm spot in our hearts. Blessings to his family.

Ray Matheny

July 28, 2013

First met Norm when he was doing car reviews for the TU. He was a first class person. I was always amazed at his positive attitude and outlook on life. He will be missed by many. They don't make em like Norm anymore.

Kryssi Nichols

July 28, 2013

Norman was a good friend as well as a wonderful boss and touched the hearts of many. Norman, Sharyn', and Christian will be in my prayers. I was blessed to have met them.

July 28, 2013

May the love of friends and family carry you thought at this difficult time. Remembering a neighbor from the past...
And a friend always..
Andy and Christy Senesac