Daniel E. ‘Dan’ Norman, 90, reverend who was instrumental in starting Shallotte Volunteer Rescue Squad

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Daniel E. Norman
Daniel E. Norman

The Rev. Daniel E. ‘Dan’ Norman, 90, died Sunday, June 12, 2016, at his residence on the Intracoastal Waterway near Ocean Isle Beach. He was born on September 17, 1925, to Frank and Josie Norman and was raised on a farm near Chatham, Va.

After graduating from high school, he served in the U.S. Navy during World War II for four years. He was a graduate of King College in Bristol, Tenn., and Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, Va. He engaged in graduate studies in Europe at several American summer institutes under the auspices of Princeton Theological Seminary.

He was instrumental in the establishment of the Shallotte Volunteer Rescue Squad and was an active member for many years. He also taught classes in first aid and rescue.

The Rev. Norman served Presbyterian, U.S.–Presbyterian USA Churches, Cobb and Johnson Memorial, Tarboro; Bunlevel and Ephesus, Lillington; Eureka and Lakeview, Moore County; and Shallotte Presbyterian Church, Shallotte. He honorably retired after serving 37 years in the ministry by Coastal Carolina Presbytery on October 1, 1991, and was named pastor emeritus of Shallotte Presbyterian Church. He served in several churches, including Carolina Beach Presbyterian and New Hope Presbyterian in Winnabow, after retirement.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Nancy McDonald.

While serving in Tarboro, he met and married the former Catherine Mayo, a widow with three small children and an Irish setter bird dog. She survives him.

In addition to his wife of 62 years, he is survived by stepchildren, Phyllis Mayo Khunemann, Phillip Erie Mayo and Frederick Eric Mayo Jr.; grandchildren, Sonja Mayo, Jennifer Khunemann and Phillip Mayo, Jr.; and great-grandchildren, Dalton Perry VanSteen, Thomas Clay VanSteen and Lilly Madison Mayo; brother-in-law, Tom McDonald; and nieces, Sara Jane, Leanne, Diane and Marilyn McDonald.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 18, at Shallotte Presbyterian Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Shallotte Presbyterian Church, 5070 Main St., Shallotte, NC 28470; or Lower Cape Fear Hospice Brunswick House, 955 Mercy Lane, Bolivia, NC 28422.

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