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Robert Eugene Norton

Robert Eugene Norton
  • July 4, 1951 - December 15, 2017
  • North Charleston, South Carolina
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    171 Moultrie Street
    Charleston , SC 29409

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“To Teresa & John, My sincere condolences. I was so shocked to see this as thought he was well on his way to recovery.I can't tell you how much I...Read More »
1 of 17 | Posted by: Cindy Siniard Hall - OK

“I was the first employee that Bob hired when he brought R & T Snack Time to Charleston. It has been about 38 years, but I still remember sitting in...Read More »
2 of 17 | Posted by: Cindy Driggers - Summerville, SC

“Words can not express how saddened I am to hear of Robert's passing. He fought a long and courageous battle.Cherish the memories that you created...Read More »
3 of 17 | Posted by: Ronnie Terry - Lawrenceville, GA

“Rest In Peace My Brother - 73 JSD ”
4 of 17 | Posted by: Jack Brooks - Austin, TX

“Our thoughts and prayers are with thee family. We cherish all of our 1973 classmates and Bob was one of the best. I call him a friend and classmate...Read More »
5 of 17 | Posted by: Rusty Holt - Savannah, GA

“Bob gave me my first job in Charleston. I think about him often. He was patient and caring. I am sorry to hear of his death. He always sent me home...Read More »
6 of 17 | Posted by: Joe Smithdeal - Friend

“To Theresa, john and other family, It is only fitting that our American flag drapes this page. First of all Robert was a patriot and he was the...Read More »
7 of 17 | Posted by: lucy McColl - charleston, SC

“Teresa, my thoughts are with you. ”
8 of 17 | Posted by: Marilena Hall

9 of 17 | Posted by: ROBERT GROOMS - Folly Beach, SC

“Dear Teresa & Family--My condolences to you and your family. I was the 1st Lieutenant that succeeded Bob in Ankara Air Station, Turkey, arriving May...Read More »
10 of 17 | Posted by: Dave Neff - Charleston, SC

“I'm so sorry for your loss... Robert was a great guy... Praying God will give you strength and peace during this difficult time. ”
11 of 17 | Posted by: LeAnne Jones Consos - Savannah, GA

“While I did not know Robert growing up in Bennerrsville, we became FB friends and we finally met several months back. Robert and I had many things...Read More »
12 of 17 | Posted by: Jim Chappelear - Bennettsville, SC

“Lifting the family in prayer.So enjoyed the exchanges with Robert on facebook about Pat Conroy's books.He and I both loved Conroy's novels. ”
13 of 17 | Posted by: Laurin Loy - Clio - Classmate

“Deepest condolences to Jack and family in the loss of your brother & mentor. May a brighter day soon appear and May God supply you with the peace &...Read More »
14 of 17 | Posted by: Ken Smith - Clayton, NC - Friend

“Love you ”
15 of 17 | Posted by: Teresa Norton - Charleston, SC

“What a great brother,friend, and mentor.My Dad when when I was 15 so Robert kept in line to make sure I stay on the right track.Thank you brother ”
16 of 17 | Posted by: Jack Norton - Brother

“Bob was one year ahead of me at The Citadel, L Company. Always remember Bob as being fair, reasonable and an honorable person. He was a good leader...Read More »
17 of 17 | Posted by: Paul Zeller - Mount Pleasant, SC

Robert Norton, 66, passed away Friday, December 15, 2017. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, January 6, 2018 in Seacoast Church, 750 Long Point Rd. Mount Pleasant at 2:00. The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the service. Arrangements by J. HENRY STUHR INC., WEST ASHLEY CHAPEL.

Robert was born in Bennettsville, SC on July 4, 1951 to the late Jane McColl and Gene Norton, and was raised in the Dunbar community outside of Clio, SC. He graduated from Clio High School in 1969, where he was a 3-star athlete with his most cherished honors being selected to Boy's State and playing American Legion baseball for Cheraw.

Robert loved his small-town childhood roots, and they helped make him the man he became, one who returned frequently to his home town and remained tied to family and friends. This loyalty continued after his graduation from The Citadel in 1973. His love of all things The Citadel and the honor he felt of being an active part of that community were profound. He was a frequent fixture at baseball and football games, often following his beloved Bulldogs out of town. His joy was running into old friends and making new friends, both at Citadel functions and in all aspects of his life.

While at The Citadel, Robert played baseball his freshman year, was a Cadet Captain, L Company commander, and Distinguished Air Force Graduate. He was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant, entered the Air Force two weeks after graduation, served five years with tours in Turkey and Germany, and was honorably discharged at the rank of Captain.

Robert met his wife, Teresa, in her home town of Altus, Oklahoma and they were married in Wichita Falls, Texas on March 27, 1975. They began their first tour in Turkey a month after marriage and enjoyed their opportunities to travel and see the world through the eyes of a small town person. Robert was the proud owner and President of R&T Snack Time, Inc., a business he and Teresa nurtured for over 35 years. He had a passion for being an entrepreneur and loved the challenges of the business world.

Robert is survived by his wife, Teresa, his son John Robert and brothers John (Jack) and Shirley Norton, and Gayle and Linda Gulick as well as numerous nieces and nephews and his grand-dog, Tyson.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to your favorite charity or The Citadel baseball.