William Charles Norman (Bill), was born January 18, 1947, to the late Norman and Mildred Norman. Bill succumbed to pancreatic cancer, passing away peacefully at home August 18, 2022. He is survived by the love of his life and wife, Darlene (Brooks) Norman; children: Curtis (Deawna) Keesler, Denna (Samuel) Reidhead, Taunya (Rendell) Lofgreen, and Jennifer (Matthew) Frick; 15 grandchildren and soon to be 16 great-grandchildren. Bill is the eldest child of his family leaving behind sisters Nancy (Dan) McLaughlin, Kimberly (Tim) McDaniels, and brother David (Brenda) Norman along with several nephews and nieces, lifelong friends, and military brothers. Bill was born in Illinois but moved to Sedona, AZ when he was 13 years old where he loved exploring the red rocks with his new friends. He enlisted in the Marine Corp, serving his country honorably and loyally during Vietnam receiving a Purple Heart and a Silver Star. Bill was a wizard at genealogy and family history, building small model train dioramas, and loving those around him. He loved baseball, hiking, reading Edward Abbey, and sharing his interests and time with his grandchildren. Services are as follows: Viewing will be Friday evening, August 26, 2022, from 6-8pm at the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Chapel at 20637 E. San Tan Blvd., Queen Creek, AZ 85142; Funeral Service will be Saturday, August 27, 2022, at 10am at 20637 E. San Tan Blvd. All friends and family are welcome to attend. There will be a family viewing and prayer at 9am; Graveside service will follow the funeral at San Tan Memorial Gardens at Schnepf Farms at 22425 E. Cloud Rd., Queen Creek, AZ 85142. All services facilitated by Gilbert Memorial Park ( https://www.gilbertmemorialpark.com/ ). In lieu of flowers, donations to Hospice of the Valley ( www.hov.org ) or the Tunnels to Towers Foundation ( www.t2t.org ) in Bill’s name are appreciated.
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I never got to know Bill as well as some, but I knew him to be a quiet strength in all our lives. He will be greatly missed.
I knew Darlene when I volunteered with GPD 10 years ago. I don’t think I ever met Bill, but Darlene talked about her family all the time with such love. She is a remarkable woman and was so supportive of me, and I’m so sorry to hear of her husband’s passing. My sincere condolences go out to Darlene and her family.
I first met Bill when he returned from the service and coached our Little League baseball team with Mike Shott. Then I worked with Bill when he worked for the Coconino Sherriff’s Office and I was a Volunteer with Sedona-Oak Creek Fire Dept. Bill was always a professional on the job and helped us on many fire scenes. He was someone I looked up to and I am grateful I knew him. Bill will be missed. To my friends Kim and Darlene, and to the rest of the family, my sincere condolences. Mark Etter
I transferred to Sedona in January 1980 as a Highway Patrolman and became acquainted with Bill soon thereafter. As well as being brother lawmen, we were both brother Vietnam War combat veterans so we had lots in common. Bill was an excellent deputy and a real pleasure to work with in our small community. Thank you for your service not only to Sedona but also to our nation. You are truly missed Bill. I send my condolences to all of Bill’s family. Clint Lisk