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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