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George C. Norman

George C. Norman

October 21, 1927 - March 27, 2017     Age: 89

Mr. George Carl Norman, age 89, formerly of Decatur, IL and Maynardville, TN passed away on Monday afternoon, March 27, 2017 at Quality Healthcare in Fernandina Beach, FL.
Born in Decatur, IL, he was the son of the late George Carl and Zella Scroggins Norman Sr. He grew up in Decatur where he attended Decatur High School. After high school he enlisted and served in the U.S. Navy. Upon being honorably discharged he returned home and began a long career working in the Telecommunications Industry. In 1955 he and his wife founded Norman Tower Antenna Specialists in Decatur. They owned and operated this business until 2006. Mr. Norman was an avid outdoorsman and had made an annual fishing trip to Lake Norris near Knoxville, TN every year for many years; the week following Christmas leading up to New Years Day. In 1994 Mr. and Mrs. Norman moved to Maynardville, TN; to his fishing paradise. The Normans lived in Maynardville until moving to Yulee, FL in 2013, to be near their daughter. Since settling in Nassau County, FL he had been a familiar face at the Nassau County Council on Aging.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by two daughters, Linda King and Tammy Norman.
Mr. Norman leaves behind his wife of 62 years, Patricia “Pat” Lindsey Norman, their children, John Norman (Marsha), Estero, FL, Cheryl Tiggelaar (Jacob), Pequot Lakes, MN, Tina Kisner (Scott), Callahan, FL, Michael Norman (Jody), Washington, IL, a brother, Eugene (Evelyn) Norman, Decatur, IL, seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Northeast FL, 4266 Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville, FL 32257

8 Condolences

  • Christopher Brown Posted March 31, 2017 8:01 am

    I’ll miss his handshake in the mornings when we see each other in the morning. Ms. Norman it was nice getting to know you too.

  • Tim Walmsley Posted March 31, 2017 10:11 am

    To Pat, John, and all the Normans, so very sorry to see the passing of Carl in the Decatur tribune-

    I’ll never forget sitting in a gas station in Decatur with my bass boat behind me- A gentleman was at the pump next to me and asked why I had rod holders on my boat, and I explained i loved Hybrid Striped Bass fishing on Clinton lake- It was then that Carl pulled out pictures of his GIANT STRIPPED BASS he’s caught and mounted from Norris lake! Our friendship was on- I saw that mount at his home and that started my wife and I to make those same spring trips to beautiful Norris lake to catch those Hog Fish! Thank you Carl for taking the time to talk to a kid at a gas pump! And thanks to you Pat: For being a friend to my mother and for the nice letter you wrote about her when she passed-I’m sorry you lost Carl, but I know you two LOVED retiring on top of that mountain in your log home, and looking down at the beautiful lake all those years together.

  • Darrell and Lerhea Seeley, Donna Seeley, Shelley Thomas Posted March 31, 2017 11:06 am

    To Pat, John, Cheryl, Jake, Tina, Mike, and families, sorry for your loss. Enjoyed many fishing trips and fun times with Carl.

  • Rod and Jaimee Karasch Posted March 31, 2017 6:57 pm

    John and Marsha and Family,
    We were sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad. Keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time.

  • Nicolette and Mark Granata Posted March 31, 2017 9:56 pm

    We are so very sorry And are keeping you all in our prayers.

  • Myrna Allen Quinlan Posted April 1, 2017 3:59 pm

    I am so sorry to read about Carl, what a nice guy he was. I have many happy memories of all of you. Thinking of you~

  • Jo Anna Logan Posted April 2, 2017 5:36 pm

    Pat, So sorry about Carl. I’ll be praying you remain strong and everything falls into place. Carl always seemed happy and I’m sure you had a lot to do with that. I love you so much, hope to see you soon.

  • Debbie and J.B. Webb Posted April 17, 2017 2:40 pm

    Dear Pat and family, Just read in the Mt.Zion paper about Carl’s passing. So sorry to hear about it but I know that he is at peace now. Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this time. Love, The Webbs and Clarks

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