Edward P (Edd) Norton III,79, son of the late Edward Norton Jr. and Rebecca Eckland Norton, was born September 25, 1943 in Charlotte, NC. He went home to be with his LORD and Savior, May 17, 2023. He was home surrounded by his loved ones.
He was married to Patricia Ann Eury, October 1962, they have 2 children and 7 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.
Edd was a loving husband, father, Pawpaw and Friend. He loved his church (Fairfield Methodist Church), he missed attending his last couple of months, he now attends the Church Triumphant. He drove a truck for Crown Central Petroleum. He enjoyed Fishing and being outdoors. He enjoyed making key chains for his friends. He was a supporter of the East Lincoln Historical Society. He managed registration for the ELHS annual car shows and helped with the Veterans Day dinners. He became involved with the American Legion Post 455 in Denver. As a tribute to his Dad, who was killed in WWII in November 1943, he helped start the Sons of American Legion chapter in Denver.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years Patricia, daughter Tracy Lankford, of Shelby, NC, son Paul Norton of Denver, NC, 7 grandchildren Michael, Rebecca, Karen, Destiny, Cody, Dakota and C.J., 8 great grandchildren Jeremiah, Alei, Gaeb, Kaladan, Ricky, Kyndall, Ariya, and Conor. Also, his Aunt Loretta Glover of Belmont, NC.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, June 11, 2023; 3:00PM at Fairfield Methodist Church; 7860 Fairfield Forest Rd. Denver, NC 28037.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation in Edd’s name may be given to Fairfield Methodist Church 7860 Fairfield Forest Rd. Denver, NC 28037 OR to the American Legion Post 455, P.O. Box 406, Denver, NC 28037-0406.
The Fishing Prayer
God grant me a little more time to pick up my rod and cast my line.
Work and worry disappear when I pick up my fishing gear.
With the boat on the trailer, I will go anywhere.
The fishing’s not too slow.
Work doesn’t seem so fine when I see what’s at the end of my fishing line.
When I am feeble, old, and gray, please don’t take my pole away.
When the pearly gates open wide, please find this old fisherman, one good lake inside.
We will always remember Edd as a very good man!
Edd was a truly wonderful person. He never met a stranger. And everyone he met loved him and he loved them. Pat, please know that Nic, Brianna, and I loved Edd very much!! We are truly going to miss seeing him at American Legion functions. We are thinking about you and sending hugs and prayers to you and your family! We love you!!
When I met his grandson Michael I immediately felt like I had a pawpaw again !!!! Will deeply miss him
EDD AND I WERE BEST FRIENDS, FOR HE WAS THE BROTHER THAT I NEVER HAD. WE ENJOYED DOING A LOT OF THINGS TOGETHER AND IF ONE OF US NEEDED SOMETHING ALL WE HAD TO DO WAS PICK UP THE PHONE AND CALL THE OTHER ONE. I LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING HIM AGAIN IN THE GREAT HEAVEN ABOVE, FISHING !!
My Pawpaw was a great man!!! I love you and miss you dearly Pawpaw!!! I know you are looking down on us all and watching over us until we can see each other again!!! I will cherish all the fun memories we had!!!
Edd Norton was truly a good friend to me. Knowing him since I was a 9 or 10 year old boy, he was always good to me. He always treated me like I was one of his own whenever I was around (including a chewing when we needed it). I’m glad that we got to know each other and everyone should be so fortunate as to have someone like him as a friend. Giving good advice, willing to help if it was in needed, and always with a belly full of laughs. I’ll miss how forward he was and his sense of humor the most. Fly high my friend it’s been the pleasure of a lifetime knowing you.
Karen: I never had the pleasure of meeting your grandfather. He sounds like a wonderful man. I know how much you loved & respected him. He is now at peace.
Well, how do you say goodby to a friend of over 70+year’s, my grand-maw, and Edd’s mama were best friend’s, Edd was my fish’in buddy, my dirt rac’in crew, my confidant, my mischievous cohort, my loyal friend, one you can coun’t on, truck’in buddy, and meant more to me than my on brother’s, I’m sure the Lord will let him in, even though that 1 1/2# Crappie, ‘he said’, he caught on Mt. Island, only weighted 3/4#. 40 yr’s ago Edd & Pat stood up for us when we married, we traveled together, partied, BBQ’ed, Fish Fried, and enjoyed the company of each other, like they say a cowboy never say’s ‘BY’, so my Brother, until we meet again on that ‘Golden Pond’—-LATER!!!!!!