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He was born in Bellefontaine, Ohio on May 15, 1932, to the late Howard Cecil Norton and Jeanette Moriah Reames. He was married June 29, 1951, to Nancy “Nan” Ricketts, who passed away in April, 1987. He married Kandy Shroyer Wright on July 1, 1990, and she survives. He was also preceded in death by a brother, C. Howard “Ken” (Scotty) Norton and sister, Marie Russell) Taylor, and a brother-in-law Elmer Dortzbach. He is survived by his older sister, Marjorie Dortzbach, Penney Farms, FL, six children, Shirley Hammond, Ric (Tina) Norton, Robin (Steve) Price, Angela (Tim) Knapp, Mary (Brian) Davis, Sarah (Dean) Elliott, all of Logan County, 13 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great grandchildren. Dick has attended Calvary Baptist Church since 1939. Over the past 81 years he has served in numerous capacities at Calvary, including Song Leader during worship services, Sky Pilot Commander, Word of Life Director, Awana Commander, Sunday School Superintendent, Sunday School teacher, and Deacon. He also served as a board member of Children Choosing Christ. Dick traveled to Central African Republic for Baptist Mid-Missions in 1988 for 3 months to build a hospital, operating room, and ward building. He went to South Korea for two months in 2003 and again in 2007 with Word of Life South Korea to teach English in their SYME Bible School. From 1996 to 2016 Dick traveled to 2-3 countries per year, including 7 trips to Papua New Guinea, for missions. He has continued to have a heart for […]