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Gregory Lee Norwood

October 19, 1952 — September 7, 2019

 

GREGORY LEE NORWOOD

October 19, 1952 – September 7, 2019

 

      Gregory Lee Norwood, 66, died on Saturday, September 7, 2019, after battling cancer for almost a year.

      Greg was born on October 19, 1952, to Wesley and Elaine (Johnston) Norwood in Brainerd, MN. Greg was an only child and helped on his parent’s farm until graduating from Pequot Lakes High School in 1972. He went to Tech School in Bemidji for auto mechanics but pursued his interest in the hardware business. He worked at Thurlow’s Hardware in Pequot Lakes as a student. Then on to Wedum’s Hardware in Alexandria. From there he worked at Bartley Linsey Wholesale Plumbing as a salesman, which was eventually bought out by Winnelson. He was offered a position to run a Winnelson store in Park Rapids in 1998 when that branch closed, Greg went on to get his contractor’s license and opened a small construction company called G&C Norwood Construction. He ran that until he retired at the age of 62. He continued to do small jobs for about 3 more years. He loved being a carpenter and was proud of this work. In Alexandria, he met his wife Cindy (Sell) Norwood. They married in October 1989. Greg loved fishing, hunting, and camping. He was proud of his large vegetable garden and often helped Cindy can the profits.

      Greg is survived by his Dad, Wesley and Mom, Elaine of Pequot Lakes, MN, his Wife, Cindy of Park Rapids, MN, his three Daughters Angela (Rob) Miller of Park Rapids, MN, Carrie (JP) Tanner of Thompson’s Station, TN, and Shawna (Shawn) Barnett of Glendale, AZ and six grandchildren.

      Greg was preceded in death by his Brother, Allan Wesley Norwood, and his Grandparents, Charles and Amelia Johnston and Leo and Nora Norwood.

         

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Saturday, September 21, 2019

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Saturday, September 21, 2019

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