Norman Lee Edgerton, Jr.

Norman Lee Edgerton, Jr.

November 7, 2020, 86, Goldsboro

Norman Lee Edgerton, Jr., 86, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 7, 2020 at Kitty Askins Hospice Center surrounded by his family.

Norman was born in Johnston County on November 13, 1933 to the late Norman Lee Edgerton, Sr. and Annie Hines Edgerton. He proudly served his country in the United States Army. Professionally, Norman was a valued employee of Wachovia Bank and later Burlington Industries. Norman also served as an independent insurance agent in the City of Goldsboro for many years.

Norman was an alumnus of East Carolina University where he received both undergraduate and graduate degrees. He served as Wayne County’s Pirate Club Alumni Representative for many years. Norman will also be remembered for being the biggest Pirate Fan and for being “Mr. Pirate.”

Norman, always a man of action and involvement, was heavily committed to numerous community events and organizations including: Goldsboro Jaycee’s, Wayne County Heart Fund, American Red Cross, Goldsboro Arts Council, and the Golden K Kiwanis Club. He was known to be one of the top blood donors for the American Red Cross in Wayne County. Norman also contributed his leadership talents to the Goldsboro community, serving as an advisor with the Boy Scouts as well as an active member of St. Paul United Methodist Church. He served in many of their ministries including past-president of the Methodist Men and the church’s official board. Norman’s charm, infectious attitude, and kind heart made him easy to love.

Most importantly to Norman was his family. Norman worked so hard to make sure his wife and children were well taken care of. He was the best husband, daddy and edaddy who will be truly missed.

The family will greet friends on Thursday, November 12, 2020 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the home of Lee and Geoff Hulse, 1513 E. Mulberry Street, Goldsboro. A service to celebrate Norman’s life will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, November 13, 2020, at St. Paul United Methodist Church with Rev. Phyllis Vail officiating. This service will be held as the family remembers Norman on his 87th birthday. The church will limit seating for this service to 80 family members and friends. A private inurnment for the family will be in columbarium of St. Paul Church with military honors. Attendees are asked to wear a face covering and practice social distancing while visiting with the family.

Norman is survived by his wife of 60 years, Susan High Edgerton; daughters, Lura E. Graham and husband Glenn of Pine Knowles Shores and Lee E. Hulse and husband Geoff of Goldsboro; grandchildren, Hallie Hulse Evans and husband Ben, Catherine Graham, Rachel Graham, Lura Hulse and Zach Graham; sister, Patricia Watson of Kenly; and many nieces and nephews he loved very much.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Alton Edgerton and Maurice Edgerton; and sister, Sara Elizabeth Edgerton.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to St. Paul United Methodist Church, 204 E. Chestnut Street, Goldsboro, NC 27530 or please give blood in Norman’s memory to any local blood drive.

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