Norman “Gerald” Harwood, age 84, passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones on Saturday January 1, 2022. He was born on January 6, 1937, in Lincoln Nebraska to George Harwood and Evealena Good. Norman married the love of his life Vera Charlene White on June 17, 1958, in Las Vegas Nevada.
Norman loved to travel with his wife and family as much as possible and going for rides anywhere just to go. His family has lots of fond memories of going on rides or trips together. He liked to go to Idaho and get lottery tickets, he loved spending time with his family and going out to eat together. He loved football, his favorite team was the Nebraska Cornhuskers, he liked to watch the games and cheer them on with his family. He loved his western shows, John Wayne was his favorite, he also loved watching family feud every day.
Norman was a brother, dad, uncle, grandpa, and cousin to many and created lots of great memories. His family remembers him playing basketball with all the kids and him breaking his leg twice trying to keep up with them. He used to have the girls play football with all the boys and they all had so much fun playing sports and spending time together. He would always sing songs to his kids and grandkids, and they can all remember the songs he would sing to them. His grandkids have so many memories of spending time with their grandpa, him taking them to go get scratchy tickets, going to the fair and riding the tilt o whirl (or as they called the garbage cans). He loved to watch all the kids play their sports and was there to cheer them on at their games. He had a great sense of humor and liked to make jokes with everyone and make you laugh, it made him happy to see his family happy.
He had a big family who all loved him dearly, and even though he is gone we will always be together, because he lives on inside each of us in our hearts forever.
Norman served in the U.S. Army and served in the Korean War, he retired as a truck driver later in life. He took care of his wife who suffered from a stroke for 17 years until her passing. He finally got to go to his happy hunting ground and be reunited with his wife.
Norman is survived by his children Debbie (Monte) Cummings, Leslie “Bub” (Kerri) Torres, George (Cheryl) Harwood, Jeannie (Tom) Bush, Lena (Eric) McTee and Willie Harwood (Lori Woodbury), 14 grandkids, 26 great grandkids, 2 great-great grandkids and two sisters Betty Matthews and Beverly. He is preceded in death by his parents George and Evealena Harwood, his wife Charlene Harwood, 4 brothers Dick, Bill, Jack, and Don, and 3 sisters Thelma, Fern and Ruby.
Funeral services will be held Friday January 21, 2022, at 11:00 am at Faith Baptist Church 2430 N Fairfield Rd, Layton. Interment, Ogden City Cemetery.