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Garry Dean Norman

April 24, 1949 — October 6, 2023

Lewisville Chapel

Garry Dean Norman


Mr. Garry Dean Norman, age 74 of Lewisville, passed away Friday, October 6, 2023. He was born April 24, 1949 in Elkin NC to the late Rev. Warren D. Norman and Stella Rachaels Norman. He was preceded in death by his parents, his siblings David Norman, Larry Norman, and Wanda Norman Taylor as well as his brother-in-law and antique traveling buddy Chip Pigg.

While Dean had a wonderful career as a purchaser, his life was never defined by his work. An avid antique dealer and collector, Dean loved the thrill of the hunt. His eyes were always open for a roadside antique store or any good deal to be had. He was a lover of Cherokee baskets, North Carolina pottery, and folk art, but what he loved more than anything were the people and the friendships that he made along the way.

The son of a minister, Dean’s adult life was spent devoted to the church. He served numerous years as the District Lay Leader for the Winston-Salem District of The United Methodist Church, as well as the lay leader of his local congregation Lewisville United Methodist Church. He was a Sunday school teacher, a member of The United Methodist Men, and was always active in missions throughout his church and community. If the doors were open, not only was Dean there, chances are he opened them.

Always quick with a prank or a joke, Dean made everyone around him feel welcomed and loved. He lived his life with an unrivaled joy and honesty. That’s one of the reasons why he was able to make friends wherever he went. Whether it was at the church, the gas station, the antique mall, or the flea market, Dean was always there when you needed him to lend a hand and give completely of himself. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by his wife of nearly 50 years, Deborah P. Norman; his loving daughter, Mae Rachael Norman Hiatt (David) and the two people who made him the most proud, his granddaughters, Alma Grace Hiatt and Amelia Mae Hiatt as well as many numerous nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 11, 2023, at Lewisville United Methodist Church by Rev. Paul Brown.  The family will receive friends following the service.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lewisville United Methodist Church Building Fund or the Lewisville Community Assistance Program.  Online condolences may be made at

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Past Services

Celebration of Life

Wednesday, October 11, 2023

Starts at 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Lewisville United Methodist Church

6290 Shallowford Rd, Lewisville, NC 27023

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