William Norman Newbern, Jr.
Powells Point -
William Norman Newbern Jr., 78, of Powells Point, NC,
passed away at his home on the Saturday, July 8, 2017. Norman Jr. was predeceased by his parents,
William Norman Newbern Sr. and Verdie Barrow Newbern of Powells Point, his
son, William Norman Newbern lll of Harbinger, and his brother, Roy Philip
Newbern also of Powells Point,
Norman Jr., met
his wife of 58 years, Dora, at Louisburg
1959. A life long resident of Currituck County,
Norman Jr. served as county
Sheriff for 24 years
until his retirement. At the time he took office in 1970, he was the youngest
person ever elected County Sheriff
in the State of North Carolina.
He devoted much of his time taking care of his family and being "Pop
Pop" to his grandkids as well as to other children who loved him.
Norman Jr. is survived by his wife; Dora B. Newbern, of the home; son, Jeffrey
Newbern Sr. of Harbinger; sister, Janice (Charles) Haskett of Elizabeth City;
sister, Fannie Newbern; sister, Sarah Anne Griffin (Lucian, deceased); brother,
Lindley Gray Newbern, (Diane), brother, Tommy (Sandra) Newbern all of Powells Point; grandchildren
Jeffrey A. Newbern Jr. (Alice) of Harbinger, Robyn Patterson (Shane) of
Kitty Hawk, Danielle Guthrie (Lee) of Harbinger, Jacob Newbern of Harbinger, Ryan
Newbern (Meggan) of Harbinger, Bryan Newbern of Harbinger, Ashley Credle
(Johnny) of Jarvisburg, and Haley Newbern of Harbinger . Also surviving are
eleven great-grandchildren, Camden,
Gabriella, Holly, Addison, Chandler,
Noah, Ainsley, Tarren, Olivia, Summer, and Kyler.
The family will receive friends at the Gallop Funeral Services Chapel in Barco
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 from 6-8 pm. The funeral service will be held at
11am, Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at the Hebron
NC. The interment and
committal will follow at the Newbern
The Reverend Dawne Hollis-Custer will officiate and the Rev. Floyd Hoskinson
will be the eulogist.
be expressed via the on-line register at www.gallopfuneralservices.com. Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted