A resident of Uhrichsville throughout his life, Rick was a member of Immaculate Conception Church in Dennison and a graduate of Uhrichsville High School in 1962. He furthered his education at Mt. Union College where he played football and was a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. Rick was an insurance agent for Metropolitan Life Insurance Company for many years before representing Western and Southern Life for the remainder of his forty year career until his retirement several years ago. He will also be remembered for his antiques and collectibles business which he enjoyed for decades, combing through flea markets near and far for unique treasures. Rick loved spending time with his many friends at local lodges where he held membership, including the American Italian Club, Eagles, Elks, Moose, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Free and Accepted Masons, and Knights of Columbus. He also enjoyed fishing, playing billiards, and was an avid sports fan, especially of the Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Browns and The Ohio State Buckeyes. He also loved to entertain his family and friends with his myriad of card tricks.
On August 19, 1967, Rick married the former Carolyn S. Wells who survives him at their home. He is also survived by two sons, Patrick M. (Joell) Norman and Jeffrey A. Norman of Uhrichsville; two daughters, Heather L. (Gary) Watkins of Uhrichsville and Stacie A. (Aaron) Bowman of Dennison; grandchildren, Brittany Mills, Brennon Mills, Reagan Norman, Dustin Norman, Erin Norman, Tori Norman, Braden Watkins, Cade Watkins, Keira Watkins, Rees Bowman, Bree Bowman and Brodie Beamer; an expected great-grandchild; brother, Gary (Marianne) Norman of Florida; sisters, Carolyn (Dennis) Jones of Leesville and Jill (Larry) Harer of Newark; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Jack E. Norman, and a stepfather, William McCauley.
Services for Rick, officiated by Father Jeff Coning, will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 in Immaculate Conception Church in Dennison. Interment will follow in Uhrichsville’s Union Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to call at the R.K. Lindsey Funeral Home in Dennison from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Monday. Those wishing to honor Rick’s memory by a charitable contribution are encouraged to do so to Community Hospice, 716 Commercial Ave. S.W., New Philadelphia, OH 44663.
R.K. Lindsey Funeral Home in Dennison