AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mr. Frank L. Norton, 88, beloved husband of the late Sarah Bedgood Norton, entered into rest on Friday, April 5, 2013, at University Hospital. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, April 7, 2013, with family receiving friends at 2:00 PM and the funeral service at 3:00 PM at Platt's Belair Road Chapel with the Rev. Rich Bowen officiating. The immediate family will attend a private burial service at Hillcrest Memorial Park. Mr. Norton joined the Navy in September 1942, at the age of 18, and proudly served his country in the South Pacific. He served aboard the USS LCI 605 and the USS Bountiful. Mr. Norton founded Norton Welding Supply in 1978. Mr. Norton is survived by his children, Billy Norton (Lindy), Shirley Combs (Gary), Jean Armstrong (Bill), Debbie Vick (David), Sandra Norton, and Ricky Norton. He is also survived by thirteen grandchildren, Allison, Emily, Trae, D.J., Ashley, Sonya, Ryan, Sarah, Rebecca, Wesley, Matthew, Wade, Brittney and Jason, as well as nine great grandchildren. He will also be missed by his constant companions, his dogs, Pumpkin and Norton III. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sarah Bedgood Norton, daughter, Mary Elizabeth Baker, and step son, J.T. Phillips. Pallbearers will be Eric Schlein, Sammy Turner, Mike Yohe, Stan Yohe, James McCray and Terry McMahan. If so desired, memorials may be made to Stop Child Trafficking Now, PO Box 4335, New York, N.Y., 10163 or at www.sctn.org. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to service time. Please sign the guestbook and send condolences at www.plattsfuneralhome.com. Platt's Funeral Home, 337 North Belair Road
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Platt's Funeral Home
337 North Belair Road Evans, GA 30809
Published in The Augusta Chronicle from Apr. 6 to Apr. 7, 2013