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Mr. Robert Nelson McNorton, 97, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, August 29, 2019, at Regional Memorial Hospital, Mechanicsville VA. His life began on October 25, 1921, son of the late Dr. Nelson and Carrie McNorton, of Yorktown, Virginia.
He was educated in York County Public Schools. He attended Virginia Union University in Richmond VA. At the age of 21, he enlisted in the United States Army, serving from 1942 to 1945 and from 1950 to 1952. He achieved the rank of 2nd Lieutenant and was Platoon Sargent Battery C of 466th Artillery Battalion. He was also in charge of platoon training for service in Korea. After being honorably discharged from the Army, he worked for the United States Postal Service for over twenty years. He was also employed with the Medical College of Virginia and Sinai Hospital in Maryland; retiring in 1983.
Mack, as he was affectionately known, had a feisty personality. He loved jazz, playing dominoes and telling jokes. He will truly be missed by all who knew and loved him.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Barbara M. McNorton. His fond and precious memories will be forever cherished by his devoted adopted daughters, Lisa Lee (Fred) and Rose Farrish (Frank); grandchildren, great-grandchildren, relatives, and friends.
A graveside service with Military Honors will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, September 30, 2019, at Forest Lawn Cemetery and Mausoleum, 4000 Pilots Lane, Richmond, VA 23222. Family and friends to assemble by 12:30 p.m. at the cemetery.
The family would like to extend heartfelt gratitude to everyone who has expressed their love and support during their time of bereavement. In lieu of flowers, Donations of love and support can be made at: https://www.gofundme.com/f/j64s6s-funeral-expenses-for-my-dad.
Professional services entrusted to the staff of Whiting's Funeral Home, 7005 Pocahontas Trail, Williamsburg, Virginia 23185. 757-229-3011. whitingsfuneralhome.com
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