Walter Norton, 96, of Bardstown, passed away Saturday September 12, 2020 at Hardin Baptist Hospital. He was born January 8, 1924 in Cleveland, Ohio, retired manufacturing engineer for American Greetings, graduate of East High School in Cleveland, graduate of Baldwin Wallace University in Berea, Ohio, retired Air Force Veteran, volunteer for Civil Air Patrol, former board member of Bardstown-Nelson County Air Board, played alto saxophone for The Shiners Band, and River Cities Concert Band, loved to play golf, and a member of Bardstown Optimist Club, and First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), where he was an Elder Emeritus.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold P. and Margaret A. Norton; and sister, Dorothy Ruth Fox.
He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Joan Norton of Bardstown; two sons, Timothy (Debra) Wigger of Shawnee, Kansas, and Keith H. Norton of Minneapolis, Minnesota; daughter, Karen (Greg) Norrid of Elkton, Kentucky; eight grandchildren, Sidney Goodman, T.C. Wigger, Tyler Wigger, Miranda Norton, Laura Norton, Mary Norton, Carson Cunningham, and Corbin Cunningham; and two great-grandchildren, Colton Wigger, and Skyler Goodman.
His funeral service will be 11:00 am Wednesday September 16, 2020 at Barlow Funeral Home, with burial in Lebanon National Cemetery. Rev. Jim Summers will officiate. Visitation will be 5 – 8 pm Tuesday September 15 at Barlow Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may go to Bardstown Optimist Club, Kosair Charities, or KY Cornerstone Ministries in care of First Christian Church (D.O.C.).
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