Norman Wayne Rooker
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Norman Wayne Rooker died Thursday, October 10, 2013. He is survived by his wife Selma, his son Norman Wayne Rooker Jr, step-daughter BK Segall, brothers John of Creston, Iowa, Dave of Omaha, Nebraska and truly beloved grandaughter, Ryan Victoria Segall. He was a loving father to the late JD Rooker and Meredith Rooker.
Born in Jefferson, Iowa, he was the son of the late Leland and Pearl Rooker. Norm was a graduate of University of Iowa, Ames, a chemical engineer and the Vice President of Chemtex International. He retired in 1980, moving from Westport, Connecticut with his wife. He loved the beautiful mountains he lived in and spent many happy years outdoors with friends and family. Norm was an avid golfer and spent time making many friends in the Reems Creek Golf Community.
He was a generous, giving man, always looking out for those he cared for. He will be deeply missed by his wife, Selma, to whom he was so devoted.
Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on Oct. 16, 2013