1912 – 2007
Norman Waggoner, age 94, and longtime resident of Bryan-College Station, passed away on February 1, in Kingwood, Texas.
Visitation will be Monday, February 5, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Callaway-Jones Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be Tuesday, 10 a.m., at A-M United Methodist Church with Rev. Kip Gilts officiating. Burial will be in College Station City Cemetery.
Born in Chicago, Norm’s early life centered on a dairy farm in rural Michigan. While in grade school, both his parents died within years of each other. With humble beginnings, Norman graduated from high school determined to make a better life for himself. Working through college, he earned a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Agriculture from Michigan State University. When he graduated, he found a wife in Coletta, a librarian he had met while at Michigan State. He had a long career with Ford Motor Company. They had one son, Warren. The family moved to the Brazos Valley after retiring from Ford in 1970, where he promptly accepted a job with Texas A-M University Extension Service. After Coletta’s death in 1983, he later married Elaine Ivey.
Norman had a zest for learning, living, giving to the community, and traveling. He served Brazos Valley in many ways as a Member of the Board of Directors for The American National Red Cross, Bryan Parks and Recreation Department, A-M United Methodist Church, a Precinct Election Judge, and as an advisory council member for Community Education in College Station. In addition to his community service, he thoroughly enjoyed many years of square dancing with the Circle Squares Dance Club, and ballroom dancing with the BCS Dinner Dance Club.
He felt his greatest impact to the community was through Lions International. In particular, he volunteered in the Lions Club eyeglass and leader dog programs. He joined the Lions in 1942 and earned numerous awards recognizing his many contributions. He was the oldest living member of the College Station Noon Lion’s Club.
Survivors include his wife, Elaine, of Bryan; one son Warren, and his wife Yvonne, of Kingwood, Texas, and three grandchildren, Nicole, Justin, and RexAnne.
In lieu of flowers, memorials for Norman Waggoner may be made to the Leader Dogs for the Blind, P.O. Box 5000, Rochester, Michigan 48308, or through their Web site: www.leaderdogs.org
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