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Larry Joe Norman


1940 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Larry Joe Norman Obituary
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ODESSA Larry Joe Norman, 73, of Odessa, passed away Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at his home. He was born December 13, 1940, in Rule, TX, to Norval & Mary Norman. He graduated from Odessa High School. He was retired co-owner of Norman Battery Electric. He was a founding member and past president of Texas Independent Auto Association. He served in the U.S. Navy. He married Paula Whisenhunt May 9, 1987, in Odessa. He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Paula Norman; grandson, Louis Manahan; brother, Jerry Norman; & sister, Margie Weaver.
He is survived by his daughters, Deena Story of Odessa, Lezlie Veach & husband Charlie of Odessa; son, Shawn Manahan & wife Diane of Kerrville; daughter, Kellie Von Rosenberg & husband Jeff of Fort Worth; brothers, Edward Norman & wife Linda of Italy, TX, Paul Norman & wife Sherry of Odessa; sister, Nelda Norman of Del Rio; (9) grandchildren, April Yosko, Jeremy Story, Justin Manahan, Amber Garcia, Ramsi Richardson, Sasha & Krystal Von Rosenberg, & Cody & Casey Veach; & (9) great- grandchildren.
Larry & his family would like to thank the organ donor family that gave him 15 extra years of life with a heart transplant. In lieu of flowers, please consider making contributions to Southwest Transplant Alliance, 5489 Blair Rd., Dallas, TX, 75231, or online contributions can be made at www.organ.org.
"To try to blend two families is not an easy task. Loving someone else's children just seems too much to ask. It took some time and patience, and understanding from the heart. We linked our arms together and made a new start. God weaved us all together, he made us into one. Two families well blended, he proved it could be done." Over the last 27 years, one of Larry's greatest joys in life was his blended family.
A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Friday, April 25, 2014, at Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Johnny Thomason officiating. Services entrusted to Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.
Published in Odessa American on Apr. 25, 2014
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