Gene “Babe” Norman, 71, of Dobson, N.C., went to his Heavenly home on Wednesday, December 22, 2021. He was born on July 30, 1950, in Iredell County, N.C., to Jack and Lizzie Mae Gaither Norman.

Mr. Norman attended Union Grove School and West Yadkin Assembly of God. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Bonny Wells Norman; and a brother, Bill Norman.

Surviving are his daughter, Regina Norman Allison; four sisters, Ann (Roger) Ireland, Sylvia N. Mitchell, Doris (David) Robinette, and Earlene Norman; two brothers, Bobby Lee (Debbie) Norman and Joe (Linda) Norman; several grandchildren and nieces and nephews; and his best friend and canine companion, Samson.

His funeral service will be conducted on Sunday, January 2, 2022, at 3 p.m. at West Yadkin Assembly of God with Rev. Bobby Jenkins, Rev. Tommy Conley, Rev. Jerry Ireland, and Diane Conley officiating. The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. prior to the service on Sunday. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family requests that due to the current COVID-19 regulations, the wearing of a mask and social distancing be observed. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to West Yadkin Assembly of God, 3617 Key Street, Hamptonville, NC 27020.

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Gentry Family Funeral Service in Yadkinville is serving the Norman family.