Norman R. Markham, 77, of Crystal River, Fla., passed away Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, at his residence in Crystal River. He was born Nov. 14, 1936, in Elzy, to the late Joseph Henry and Annie Lee (Smith) Markham. Norman was a heavy equipment operator in the land development industry, and arrived in this area 70 years ago, coming from Elzy. He was a Baptist by faith, and enjoyed fishing, gardening, and spending time with his family.
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Left to mourn his loss is his loving wife of 52 years, Sybil Markham. Other survivors include children, Norman R. Markham Jr. and his companion, Shirley Anderson of Crystal River, Alison (Pat) McKee of Cocoa; Jay (Lisa) and Steven Jackson both of Lecanto; brothers, Joseph "Nick" Markham and Reginald Markham; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren; as well as numerous step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.
The family will be receiving friends Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, between the hours of 10 and 11 a.m., with the funeral service at 11 a.m., at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral with Crematory, Inverness. Burial will follow the services at Stage Pond Cemetery, Floral City.
Chas E. Davis Funeral Home
3075 S. Florida Ave.
Inverness, FL 34450
Published in Citrus County Chronicle on Feb. 18, 2014