GREENVILLE - Norman W. Redman, age 85, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away at 8:50 a.m. Oct. 30, 2012, at the Brethren Retirement Community in Greenville.
Norman was born Jan. 13, 1927, in Gettysburg, Ohio, to the late Bill E. and Edith (Bashore) Redman.
Norman is survived by his wife, Mary Alice (Sharp) Redman, whom he married Dec. 29, 1945; son and daughter-in-law, Stephen and Peggy Redman of Centerville; daughter and son-in-law, Alice and Mike Hogg of Greenville; grandchildren, Nathan and Michelle Redman, Christopher and Jessica Redman, and Whitney and Joe Arnett; great-grandsons, Tyler and Alex Redman, and a great-granddaughter expected in January of 2013; sister, Nancy Stump of Bradford; brother-in-law, Gene Sharp of Greenville; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Norman is also preceded in death by a brother, Dale Redman.
Norman served in the U.S. Army during World War II. While in the U.S. Army, he graduated from Glider and Parachute School. Norman retired from Frank Girbert Implement Inc. where he was a farm equipment salesman with 40 years of service. He also served 13 years with Greenville Rescue as a non-emergency driver.
Norman was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ in Greenville where he was a trustee for 40 years and a dart ball captain. Norman was a 60-year member of the Greenville Masonic Lodge #143 F&AM; 32nd Degree Mason of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Dayton; Antioch Shrine Club of Dayton; Darke County Shrine Club; and the Greenville American Legion.
A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville, with Rev. Dr. Jim Vandermark officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Cemetery. Military graveside services will be conducted by the Greenville Veteran's Honor Guard.
The family will receive friends on Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. and Friday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 at the funeral home. A Masonic Memorial Service will be conducted by the Greenville Masonic Lodge at 7:45 p.m., followed by the Scottish Rite Ring Service at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Hospice or the Darke County Shrine Club Crippled Children's Fund. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com