Hal G. Nordan went to be with the Lord on February 16, 2019. His passing was peaceful with his family by his side and his beloved dog, Polly.
Hal was born in Atlanta, grew up in Griffin, Georgia and spent many happy years in Florida. He was a lifelong swimmer who enjoyed swimming in open water. He swam around Key Biscayne Island, dived off the Keys and once encountered a hammerhead shark.
Hal’s life work was devoted to helping troubled youth. He established a state-of-the-art program at Fulton County Juvenile Detention where he worked for 25 years. Afterwards, he worked an additional 10 years in Douglas County. His education was made possible with football scholarships which enabled him to receive his undergraduate degree. He later earned his Masters Degree from Georgia State University.
Hal is survived by his devoted wife, three children and their spouses, seven grandchildren and one great grandchild.
A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, February 19, 2019, at 11:00 am in the Chapel of Briarlake Baptist Church.
Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel, (770) 564-2726.