Robert Norton, 66, of Charleston, passed away Friday, December 15, 2017. A Memorial Service will be held Thursday, January 4, 2018, at Seacoast Church, 750 Long Point Rd., Mount Pleasant at 2:00. The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the service. ARRANGEMENTS BY J. HENRY STUHR INC., WEST ASHLEY CHAPEL. Robert was born in Bennettsville, SC, on July 4, 1951, to the late Jane McColl and Gene Norton and was raised in the Dunbar community outside of Clio, SC. He graduated from Clio High School in 1969 where he was a 3-star athlete with his most cherished honors being selected to Boy’s State and playing American Legion Baseball for Cheraw. Robert loved his small-town childhood roots and they helped make him the man he became, one who returned frequently to his home town and remained tied to family and friends. This loyalty continued after his graduation from The Citadel in 1973. His love of all things “The Citadel” and the honor he felt of being an active part of that community were profound. He was a frequent fixture at baseball and football games, often following his beloved Bulldogs out of town. His joy was running into old friends and making new friends, both at Citadel functions and in all aspects of his life. While at The Citadel, Robert played baseball his freshman year, was a Cadet Captain, L Company Commander, and Distinguished Air Force Graduate. He was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant, entered the Air Force two weeks after graduation, served five years with tours in Turkey and Germany, and was honorably discharged at the rank of Captain. Robert met his wife, Teresa, in her home town of Altus, Oklahoma, and they were married in Wichita Falls, Texas, on March 27, 1975. They began their first tour in Turkey a month after marriage and enjoyed their opportunities to travel and “see the world through the eyes of a small town person.” Robert was the proud owner and President of R & T Snack Time, Inc., a business he and Teresa nurtured for over 35 years. He had a passion for being an entrepreneur and loved the challenges of the business world. Robert is survived by his wife, Teresa; his son, John Robert; and brothers, John (Jack) and Shirley Norton, and Gayle and Linda Gulick as well as numerous nieces and nephews and his granddog, Tyson. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to your favorite charity or The Citadel Baseball. Visit our guestbook at charleston

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Posted on: 2017-12-31

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