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Donald Harold NortonJune 28, 1937 ~ May 14, 2017 (age 79)
Donald Harold Norton, age 79, of Lilburn, GA, was called home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on May 14, 2017.
Donald was a faithful son, brother, husband, father, grandpa, and friend who found joy in serving others. He was a very patient and selfless man who put others before himself, regardless of his needs. He was the epitome of unconditional love in caring for his wife. This love was also evident in the way he served others far beyond just his family.
Donald was born on June 28, 1937 at Grady Hospital and grew up in the Atlanta area. He attended Southwest DeKalb High School and graduated in 1955. He worked for Southern Bell/AT&T/Lucent Technologies for 44 years, while also juggling multiple part-time jobs to support his family. His sacrificial spirit was apparent in every facet of his life. Donald came to know the Lord as his personal savior at a young age and continually lived out the verse, “as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord”. Joshua 24:15b
Donald is preceded in death by his father and mother, Harold and Ruth Norton, and his brother, Robert D. Norton. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Sandra Benfield Norton; their children and spouses, Darryl and Carin Norton, Doug and Karen Norton and Dawn Norton; 4 grandchildren, Jared Kirk, Kimberly Kirk, Kyle Norton and Jeremy Norton.
Donald will be deeply missed by his loving family and his lifelong friends.
The funeral service celebrating Donald’s life will be held on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 1:00 pm at Bill Head Funeral Home, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel, with Pastor Jimmy Wilson and Pastor Mickey Oliver officiating. A graveside service will follow at Westview Cemetery in Atlanta at 3:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Hemophilia of Georgia (www.hog.org) and/or Alzheimer’s Association (www.alz.org).
The family will receive friends Tuesday from 2:00 - 4:00 pm and 6:00 - 8:00 pm and on Wednesday from 12:00 - 1:00 pm at Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel, (770) 564-2726.