Phillip A. Norman

Phillip A. Norman


Phillip, or Phil as he was known after high school, passed away on January 17, 2024, at the age of 29.  Phillip Alexander was born on July 6, 1994, to Joel and Nancy Norman and was the little red head that completed the family.  When he was born, his sister was disappointed, as she had wanted a baby sister. It wasn’t long, however, until she decided she wouldn’t trade him for the world. 

Phillip grew up with an older brother and sister.  They had their ups and downs, as all families do, but when push came to shove, they had each other’s backs.

Phillip started his school career going to Arcadia Elementary as a kindergartner.  It was a half day program and close to his babysitter.  From first grade on, he attended Luther Public Schools, graduating as a Salutatorian with the class of 2012. After high school, he attended Oklahoma Christian University graduating in 2016 with his Bachelor of Science degree.  He worked many jobs over the years and became proficient in many things.  His last job was working for the city of Jones in the Public Works Department with one of his best friends.

Phillip was a very athletic person.  During his school years, he played basketball, football, and baseball. He continued playing sports after high school.  In college, he played club intramurals, and after college, he played basketball, slow pitch softball, and any other sport he could find.  He also was in Scouts starting as a Cub Scout in grade school. He continued in Boy Scouts accomplishing the highest award, his Eagle Scout in 2012. 

Phillip was introduced to hunting at an early age, and at first, he wasn’t sure that it was something he wanted to do. Around the age of 10, though, he got the hunting bug, and it was his love for the rest of his life. If it wasn’t deer hunting, then it would be bird hunting. If there wasn’t a hunting season that he wanted to do, it was fishing, either with a rod and reel or noodling with his dad, brother, or later his nephews.

Phillip loved his nephews and nieces, and they loved him too. He would play video games with them, take them hunting, or pretty much anything that they wanted him to do.

Preceded in death by his Grandparents, Orville Rawlins, LaWanda Norman and Tom & Bonnie Norman.

He is survived by his parents, Joel & Nancy Norman; siblings, TJ & Ashley Norman, Kathryn & Corwin Maxson; nephews, Elijah & Andrew Norman; nieces, Micah Norman, Charity & Scotlynn Maxson; Grandmother, Berdine Rawlins; ex-wife, Karlee Norman and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and close friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Edmond Church of Christ for their Counseling and Mental Health Ministry or Oklahoma Youth Hunting Program ( PO Box 21007, Oklahoma City, OK  73156-1007.

A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 3, 2024 at the Edmond Church of Christ. Services will be live streamed using the following link – Funeral for Phillip Norman – YouTube

6 thoughts on “Phillip A. Norman”

  1. Dora and Bob Chambers

    Nancy and Joel. Our hearts are so very grieved by Phillips departure from this world. We know you must be beyond comfort but yet we offer it in our support and prayers. Asking for peace and solace from the One who understands all. We love you guys. Bob and Dora Chambers

  2. Brandon Edwards

    We knew each other only in school, you were an amazing friend and athlete. You hung out with me time to time when nobody really gave me attention. We played on the field together and lifted weights. We walked around town of luther often with other classmates. I never known you to be an angry guy but a guy of compassion for others and talkative.
    I will miss you and always remember you as one of my friends from school. Rest in peace. Prayers for your family my friend.

  3. Joel & Nancy,

    We are not built to bury our children. My heart is broken for you, and my prayers are with you as well as my love and deepest condolences. Phillip was an amazing young man, gone much to soon, and leaving a much much MUCH too big hole in all of our lives. May you find peace in the coming days, weeks, months, and years as you learn to navigate your lives without him.

  4. Tom and Carla Long

    Joel and Nancy you are in our prayers. We have such special memories of Phillip as well as the rest of your family.

  5. Merry Weatherby

    Dear Joel, Nancy and family. I wanted to let you know I will be thinking and praying for you all. Merry.

  6. Alton Rawlins

    Dear Nancy and Joel;
    Debby and I understand as we also lost Joe before his “time”. There will always be a hole in your heart that only time will start to heal. Lean on each other and God for courage to carry on. We will remember you in our prayers as hard days are still ahead. Call us if you need someone that “has been there”.
    Love you all,
    Alton and Debby was

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