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Charles Dean Norman, 1945-2023



Charles Dean Norman
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Charles Dean Norman, age 78, of Vicksburg, MS, passed away on September 20, 2023. Dean was born in Baldwyn, MS on January 11, 1945. Dean grew up in Fulton, MS where he attended Itawamba Agriculture High School. Dean graduated from Mississippi State University College of Engineering in 1968 and he earned his Masters degree in 1971, before ultimately earning a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Texas at Austin in 1989. Dean was a lifelong Bulldog always enjoying wrapping the next State victory in maroon and white!

Dean met the love of his life in High School, and married Elizabeth Jamieson Norman in 1968, his devoted wife of more than 55 years. They moved to Vicksburg, MS in 1969 when Dean took a position with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Waterways Experiment Station beginning a 30-year career as a Research Civil Engineer in the Structures Laboratory.

Dean was an active member of Crawford Street United Methodist Church and The Y’s Men’s Club and served on the Board of Directors of both Deposit Guaranty and Regions Banks. He served in the Army Reserves for over 30 years, retiring as a Lt Col.

More than anything in his life, Dean loved his family and close friends. Nothing brought him more joy than his children and grandchildren.

Dean was proceeded in death by his parents, Charles and Eura Norman. He is survived by his beloved wife, Beth Norman; his children, Will (Misty) Norman and Kate (Joey) Sherrard; grandchildren, Parker and Henry Norman, Joseph and James Sherrard; his sister, Kay (Keith) Rowland and brother-in-law, Bill (Kathie) Jamieson.

The service will be at Crawford Street United Methodist Church on Saturday, September 23rd at 11:00am. Visitation will proceed the service at 9:00am with a graveside service immediately following at Greenlawn Gardens Cemetery. The service will be streamed to YouTube and Facebook.

Pallbearers will be Brother Blackburn, Mike Chaney, Fred Farrell, Bill Jamieson, Mack Jamieson, Martin Lewis, Ken Rowland and Kevin Rowland. Honorary Pallbearers will be Lee Carre, Buddy Dees, Larry Homan, J. B. Love, Bob Morrison, Dr. Paul Pierce, Dr. Sam Pierce, Keith Rowland, Richard Rula, Randy Sherard, Mack Varner, and Dan Waring.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting any donations to be made to Crawford Street United Methodist Church, 900 Crawford Street, Vicksburg, MS 39180 or MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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