November 30, 1938 - September 2, 2020
The family will gather at Thompson’s Harveson & Cole followed by a private family service on Tuesday September 8th, 2020 at Greenwood Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Texas Wesleyan University in lieu of flowers.
After a brief illness, on Wednesday, September 2, 2020, Norman H. Martin, loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather passed away at the age of 81.
A life-long Fort Worthian and proud Texan, Norman was born on November 30, 1938 in Fort Worth, TX to Harold and Maurine (Redford) Martin. He was a proud alum of Paschal High School and Texas Wesleyan University. On November 23, 1963 he married Peggy Lee Harlan. A few years later they welcomed their only child, daughter Mitzi Lee Martin (Pomes). For a time Norman worked at the Ben Hogan Company. He had a long and successful career with the scientific glass division of Corning Glass. After Corning, Norman launched his own business here in Fort Worth, Martech, specializing in the application of industrial paints.
Over the years Norman and Peggy owned numerous motor-homes. As a family, Norman, Peggy and Mitzi would pack up and travel all around Texas and the southwest. The especially loved the mountains of New Mexico and Colorado where they had many great family experiences. They also loved to head to the Texas Hill Country, the Texas Gulf and occasionally cross over to Mexico. Norman and Peggy loved the mountains so much they eventually purchased a vacation home in Angel Fire NM. They loved snowmobiling in the winter and four-wheeling in the summer. Norman had a passion for working with wood. He fashioned numerous items around the house from mountain birch and aspen. He also loved to tinker in his workshop; keeping his mind sharp and his fingers nimble by working on various projects for his family.
Norman loved the elegance of dining versus just going out to eat. In his later years he found joy in the kitchen. Not only cooking but baking. He would bring home oysters from the Texas Gulf for his almost famous Oysters Normando. Norman loved chocolate desserts especially Black Forest Cake from the Ridglea Country Club or Swiss Pastry Shop. Norman often made pies for the weekly family dinners.
But above all, Norman loved his wife, his daughter, his grandson, great-granddaughter as well as his numerous dogs over the years. Being the devoted family-man he was, there wasn’t anything Norman wouldn’t do for his family.
Norman was preceded in death by his father, Harold, his mother, Maurine, and his brother, Gary. He is survived by his wife, Peggy; his daughter Mitzi; grandson, Matthew Marinello; and great-granddaughter, Brenleigh Marinello.