Thomas Howard “Pappy” Norman

By  | November 23, 2019 | Filed under: Obituaries, Williams Funeral Home

Thomas Howard "Pappy" NormanThomas Howard “Pappy” Norman of Mt. Pleasant passed away on November 20, 2019 at his home.

Howard was born on May 27, 1929 in Kenton, Tennessee, Obion County, the second child of twelve children. His parents, Thomas Sidney Norman and Eunice Murphy Logue Norman were share croppers. As a boy he helped with farming on several Maury County farms. He lived on Circle Drive in Mt. Pleasant for 52 years. In 1950 he married Margaret McNeece Norman. He attributes his long life due to her excellent cooking. He attended school at Mynders, Porters and Ettaton. Howard served his country in the United States Army from 1951 to 1953 in the Korean War. He and his brother, Blackie, owned and operated Norman’s Body Shop and Wrecker Service for 46 years, having learned the trade from Willie Goodman and Jody Brown.

He was very witty and loved to tell jokes. He enjoyed watching Nascar races, Westerns, and Judge Judy. He also enjoyed The Price is Right. You could find him in his recliner, sometimes with the TV on but just listening to music, usually country or bluegrass. If he wasn’t watching TV, he was sitting on the front porch. He was a member of Sandy Hook Church of Christ, the Mt. Pleasant Lions Club and The American Legion. He truly loved being a former Maury County Constable for District 10. He served 2 terms from 2010 to 2018.

Survivors include his wife: Margaret Norman; two daughters: Lynn (Eddie) Bassham of Mt. Pleasant and Debbie (Mike) Boehms of Columbia; two sons: Kenny (Linda) Norman of Mt. Pleasant and Don (Bev) Norman of Columbia.

He was blessed with 10 grandchildren: Brandon (Keyta) Bassham and their sons, Keydon and Koltt; April Norman; Ashley (Jim) Meade and daughter, Sophie; Ken Norman and son, Kaiden and daughter, Koble; Brooke (Blake) Lovett and their daughters, Ansley Kate and Taylor Margaret; Tiffany (Chris) Lemay and daughters, Autumn and Addison; Jenny Lynn (Justin) Dickson and son Hudson; Kendall (Michael) Jacobs and sons, Kennon, Kason, Kaylor and daughter, Kountee; Will Norman and daughter: Lilah; Sid (Charlotte) Boehms and son Weston and daughter, Piper Rose; and several step grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sisters: Nadine (Don) Brogan of Columbia, Katie Juanita (Buddy) Freeman of Murfreesboro, Sara Dale, and Faye Woods of Mt. Pleasant, Wanda (Jerry) Fly of Columbia; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his son: Michael Howard Norman, 3 brothers: Billy, Blackie, and Jerry Norman; 3 sisters: Jewell Grooms, Ann Tarpley, and Sharon Sain.

Funeral services will be conducted at Williams Funeral Home, Mt. Pleasant on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 10:00 AM with Eddie Bassham and Randy McNeece officiating. Burial will follow at Arlington Cemetery in Mt. Pleasant. Family will visit with friends on Friday, November 22, 2019 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM. in Mt. Pleasant.

Pallbearers are: Brandon Bassham, Ken Norman, Will Norman, Sid Boehms, Jerry Allen, Junior Roberts, Jimmy Mullins, Ricky Massey, and Ronnie Marshall.

Honorary Pallbearers are: Men of Sandy Hook Church of Christ.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sandy Hook Church of Christ Building Fund.

Williams Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements. Condolences may be offered online at

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