NORMAN, Justin Clark, 39, of Martins Ferry, OH, formerly of Wheeling, WV, died on Friday, September 28, 2012 in the Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, OH.
He was born November 28, 1972 in Wheeling and was a Catholic by faith.
Justin was in the furniture retail sales at Cabela's at the Highlands in Wheeling, WV and was a longtime employee at the Oglebay Park's Good Zoo.
He had a passion for floral design, having created many Christmas Trees for the Big Brothers and Big Sisters Festival of Trees held every year, and did a lot of interior design for many businesses and people throughout the Ohio Valley.
On June 30, 2003 he had a kidney and pancreas transplant. He never complained about the transplant, taking it with a grain of salt. He was very brave throughout and was very intelligent about the whole medical process. Instead of worrying about himself, he was always looking out for someone else.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Donald C. and Patti A. Norman, and his two uncles, Shane Norman and Cecil Walter.
Surviving are his parents, Cherie and Chuck Doerr of Wheeling, WV; his friend and partner, Derek Mansfield of Martins Ferry, OH; several aunts and uncles including, Shevawn Walter of Wheeling, WV, Dee and Jackie Norman of Wheeling, WV, Lea and Mark Marshall of Wheeling, WV and Jane and Tim Robinson of Columbus, OH; his step- sister, Amy Doerr of Wheeling, WV; his grandmother, Cookie Doerr of Wheeling, WV; several cousins; his dog Chewie and a host of friends.
Friends received on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 from 1 p.m. until time of service at 6 p.m. at the Kepner Funeral Home, 166 Kruger St., Wheeling, WV (30-242-2311) with Nancy Spindler officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 471 E Broad St., Columbus OH 43215.
Personal condolences may be offered to the family at www.kepnerfuneral.com.