Larry Yale Norman
Aug 16, 1947Oct 19, 2016
West End Assembly of God
Fri, November 04, 2016
2 : 00 PM – 12 : 00 AM
NORMAN, Larry Yale, 69, went home to be with his Lord, October 19, 2016, following an extended struggle with cancer. He was born In New Hampshire to George and Maria Norman, and grew up in the Philippines and Germany. He moved to the United States to attend college and graduated from the University of North Texas.
Larry retired from the United States Air Force as a Lieutenant Colonel who served honorably for 28 years at a number of Air Force assignments around the world, including Thailand, Germany, Spain, South Carolina, and Texas. His love was flying, and he earned his navigator wings during his first assignment. He subsequently became an instructor navigator. Upon retirement from military service, he worked with future navigators through simulation training. In 2003 he moved to Richmond, Virginia and briefly worked for Jos. A Bank men’s clothiers and then retired to travel and pursue other activities. He was a faithful member of West End Assembly of God church since moving to Richmond.
Larry is survived by his wife, Carolyn, daughter Lacey Marie, and three siblings, Mark, Ken, and Carol.
A Celebration of Life service is planned for November 4th at 2:00 PM, West End Assembly of God church at 401 N. Parham Rd. A reception follows at the church Welcome Center. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Palliative Care Unit at VCU Hospital.
our thoughts and prayers to laci , Carolyn and all family members. We will miss our dear friend of many years Ted and Kathy Gwillim
I knew Larry only by email, through a close friend and retired Air Force buddy. We shared Air Force flying stories and we shared the same affliction, although mine has spread, it is relatively new and not quite a year in yet. Even still, Larry shared his life with me, and it has given me hope. The Scriptures tell us in 2 Corinthians 1:4 that “He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us.” Larry gave me that comfort, and I am Blessed for it. Fly High, brother, Fly High.
Larry was a co worker of mine who shared the book with me. He was so passionate on the bible and he wanted me to seek my path with the higher power. His passion for me helped me through with my personal crusade on dangerous trailers dot org and he inspired me to continue. He made me promise to not give up. Then he left our company but always looked forward for his visits. One day he brought his new car over and I never sat in such a beautiful car in all my life. I will miss him because of his caring nature for a person like me. He was very matter of fact to a tee ……. May he rest in peace …. I will miss him and becsuse of him have read more of the bible than ever.