KINSTON - Norman Blizzard, 86, of Kinston passed away at Vidant Hospice Center in Greenville on Thursday, April 25, 2013. Born in Lenoir County on August 8, 1926, he was the son of the late Lonnie Denny Blizzard and Lela Smith Blizzard. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters, Mary Blizzard and Naomi B. Johnson; and brothers, Herman Blizzard and Raeford Blizzard. Mr. Blizzard was a Businessman and a Farmer. He proudly served his Country with the U.S. Navy during WWII and was a member of Woodington United Methodist Church where he served on various committees. He was a member of the Lenoir County Historical Association and was a past member of the Deep Run Ruritan Club. Survivors include his wife, Pattie Jean "Pat" Waller Blizzard of the home; son Patrick Norman Blizzard and wife Rebecca, of Greenville; grandchildren Garrett Patrick Blizzard, Charles O'Brien Blizzard, and Meredith Catherine Blizzard; sisters Rachel B. Jones and Wilda B. Stroud and husband Dallas, all of Kinston; brothers James B. Blizzard and wife Lolas, of Deep Run and Dr. Lonnie H. Blizzard and wife Betty, of Kinston; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 28, 2013, at Howard-Carter Funeral Home with the Reverend Claude Wilson, Pastor of the Woodington United Methodist Church officiating. The family will receive friends following the service. A private interment will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Woodington United Methodist Church, c/o Mrs. Gwynn Rouse, 4079 Liddell Road, Seven Springs, NC 28578. Online condolences may be sent to howardandcarter.com. Howard-Carter Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Sign the guest book at Kinston.com. (Paid obituary)
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Published in Free Press from Apr. 27 to Apr. 30, 2013