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Robert "Bob" Edgar Norton, Sr.

March 17, 1942 ~ June 13, 2021 (age 79)

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Robert "Bob" Edgar Norton, Sr., 79 of Greenville, SC passed away Sunday, June 13, 2021.  He was born March 17, 1942 in Highlands, NC to the late Ray Elias Norton and Agnes Ella Baty Norton.  Bob worked for Sirrine Engineering as a structural engineer for power plants and paper mills.  Bob had a deep love for Highlands. He enjoyed playing golf and watching all types of sports.  He also loved Mustang cars, working outdoors, and having  family get togethers.  He was a loving brother, father, grandfather, father-in-law, uncle, and friend.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jean Burriss Norton, four brothers and two sisters.

He is survived by three sons, Robert E. Norton, Jr. (Regina) of Waldorf, MD, Randy Norton of Greenville, SC and Ryan Norton (Evelina) of Charleston, SC; daughter, Laurie Norton Deluca of Myrtle Beach, SC; sisters, Edna Crisp of Highlands, NC and Nancy McClain of Gainesville, GA;  seven grandchildren, Austin Norton, Addison Norton, Hunter Norton, Louie Deluca, Landon Deluca, Lawson Deluca, and Lathan Deluca.

A funeral service will be held Tuesday, June 22nd at 11:00 am at Shortoff Baptist Church in Highlands, with Rev. Roy Lowe officiating.  A private burial will be in Highlands Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association or to the American Diabetes Association.

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Funeral Service
June 22, 2021

11:00 AM
Shortoff Baptist Church
11339 Buck Creek Rd.
Highlands, NC 28734

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