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Saturday August 10th, 2019
2:00pm - 3:00pm

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Memorial Service

Saturday August 10th, 2019

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John Bryan Norton

John Bryan Norton, 49, of Gastonia, passed away on Thursday, August 8, 2019 at Robin Johnson Hospice House. He was born in Charlotte, NC, the son of Johnny M. Norton and Terry Dettmar. John was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Gastonia, and loved to hike and fish. He was a Boy Scout leader and was the first Boy Scout in Christ United Methodist Church's Troop #503, to become an Eagle Scout.

In addition to his parents, John is survived by his stepmother, Julia Norton; wife, Janie Thompson Norton; children, Brylyn D. Norton, and Sawyer S. Norton; sister and brother-in-law, Jennifer Norton White and Steve; brother, Sherman M. Norton; favorite uncle, Eddie Dettmar; and best friend and adopted grandfather, Mr. Bill Pajaro.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 10, 2019, 3:00 P.M., at Benson Funeral & Cremation Services, Mount Holly, with Pastor Noel Sweezy officiating.

The family will receive friends prior to the memorial service from 2:00 - 3:00 P.M.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to: The Boy Scouts of America, Piedmont Counsel, 1222 E. Franklin Boulevard, Gastonia, NC 28054.

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Thank you both for your support

Johnny M. Norton Aug 12 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of John Norton

Debi Pfister and Dennis Sherman Aug 11 2019 12:00 AM

Praying for his family and friends! Bryan use to come to our house when he was a little boy to play with my children! We lived in the same neighborhood! He was was the cutest and sweetest little boy! We reconnected on Facebook and he seemed like an awesome young man! You could tell he loved his family and that he had a lot of faith, by the post that he shared! He has the cutest little boy! I know that Bryan will be missed!

Jan Aug 10 2019 12:00 AM

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You and Sawyer will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Debbie (Freeman) Davis Aug 10 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of John Norton

Staff of Benson Funeral & Cremation Services Aug 8 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of John Norton

Bonnie Floyd Johnson Aug 8 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of John Norton

Troop 49 Aug 8 2019 12:00 AM

A GRANDMA'S GARDEN TABLE BASKET was ordered on August 8, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Aug 8 2019 12:00 AM

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Friends and Family Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM