Anthony J. Norman, Sr., 64, Watertown

WATERTOWN, NY —  Anthony J. Norman Sr., of Franklin Street, Watertown, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2019, at the Samaritan Medical Center.

Born April 21, 1955, in Henry County, VA, a son of Arthur C. and Mildred (Wade) Norman, he graduated from high school in Norfolk, VA.

He entered the Army on Aug. 8, 1973, and served in Vietnam. Anthony was honorably discharged on Sept. 12, 1983. as a sergeant and received the National Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Army Commendation Medal, Rifle M-16 Sharpshooter Badge, and Non-commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon.

He married Melissa Kerr on June 11, 1995. The couple moved to Jacksonville, FL, where he became a chef working at various restaurants, spending his longest time at Sun Dog Diner. The couple returned to Watertown in 2009 and he continued to work as a chef at Mercy Hospital, Burger King, TGIF and Cracker Barrel, retiring in 2017.

He enjoyed fishing, hunting, watching sports and hiking.

Among his survivors are his wife, Melissa M. Norman, Watertown; his five children, Charles Kerr, Jacksonville, FL, Bridgette Norman, Watertown, Devin Norman and his fiancé Janielle Martin, Watertown, Anthony J. Norman Jr.,  and Lakeisha Norman, Fayetteville, NC; seven grandchildren; three brothers; a sister; and many nieces and nephews.

Arrangements are with the Hart & Bruce Funeral Home.

There will be no calling hours or funeral service.  His wish was to be cremated and burial will take place at the convenience of the family.

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