U.S.M.C. Retired Norman Stevenson, 93, a resident of the Pines, died Saturday [March 22, 2008] at Wayne Memorial Hospital.
Norman was born in Savannah, Ga., to the late Walter and Essie Stevenson. He was retired from 25 years of service to his country in the U.S. Marine Corps and with 20 years as a civil servant from Seymour Johnson AFB. Norman was a member of Freedom Baptist Church and the National Association of Federal Retirees. He served his country during World War II and the Korean Conflict and was instrumental in establishing the N.C. Marine Corps League and was a past commandant.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Freedom Baptist Church with the Rev. David Jackson officiating. Burial will follow in Willow Dale Cemetery with military honors.
Norman is survived by his wife, Grace Stevenson; his sons, Norman Wilbert Stevenson of Georgia, Carl R. Stevenson and wife, Paula, of Indian Beach, Dale Stevenson and wife, Lois, of North Oaks, Minn.; his daughters, Dr. Linda S. Budd and husband, Dr. Jeff Budd, of St. Paul, Minn., Donna Louise Stevenson of Savannah, Ga.; and six grandchildren, Kelly, Heather, Kimberly, Brian, Sean and Cynthia; and six great-grandchildren, Jacob, Mark, Olivia, Jacquelyn, Ryan and Cody.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 43 years, Louise Howell Stevenson.
Memorials may be made in Norman’s memory to Bethesda Home for Boys in which he grew up, 9520 Ferguson Ave., Savannah, Ga. 31406 or to Freedom Baptist Church, 300 Country Day Road, Goldsboro, N.C. 27530.
The family will receive friends Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Seymour Funeral Home.