Michael K. Norman, age 70 of Amanda, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, October 3, 2021 at Fairfield Medical Center. He was born September 8, 1951 in Columbus and was the son of Herbert and June (White) Norman Jr. He was a 1969 graduate of Amanda Clearcreek High School and a member of David’s United Church of Christ in Canal Winchester. He was a welder for Princeton and Thurman Scale and worked in maintenance for the Village of Amanda. He retired as head of security at the Woody Hayes Center on the campus of The Ohio State University. Mike was very proud to be in the Amanda Clearcreek Hall of Fame for basketball; loved to watch sprint car racing and working on his 1966 Cuda. He loved camping and was a lifelong Cleveland Browns, Cincinnati Reds and Ohio State Football fan.
He is survived by the love of his life of 39 years, Cheri (Alspach) Norman; daughter, Carla (Blake) Craft of South Korea; son, Michael (Chelsea) Norman of Amanda; grandchildren, Aysha Craft, Reese and M.J. Norman; mother, June Norman of Amanda; sisters, Sharon Norman and Cathy English both of Amanda; mother-in-law, Janet Alspach of Canal Winchester; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Jay (Sherri) Alspach of Canal Winchester and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Herbert Norman Jr. and father-in-law, Paul “Cotton” Alspach.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, October 8, 2021 at Taylor-Theller Funeral Home, 111 W. Main St., Amanda, Ohio with Rev. James Semmelroth Darnell and Rev. Jack Norman officiating. Burial will follow in Franklin Hills Memory Gardens in Canal Winchester. Friends may visit with the family from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, October 7, 2021 at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to A-C Endowment Fund, 203 Penn Ave., Amanda, Ohio 43102 in Mike’s memory.
The funeral may also be viewed live at the funeral home’s Facebook page.