Charles E. Norberg
Charles (Chuck) Everett Norberg, of Pinehurst, died Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at Community Presbyterian Church, Everette and Kelly roads.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Lou Martin; two sons, Charles Everett Jr. and wife, Erin, of San Diego, and Mark Steven, of Tulsa, Okla.; and seven grandchildren, Eric, Ashlyn, Lauren, Kendall, Reid, Grant and Taryn.
Chuck and Mary Lou began their lives together in Louisville, Ky., where they were married in 1957 in Highland Presbyterian Church.
Chuck was born April 25, 1932, in Minneapolis. He grew up in Arlington, Va., and graduated from Washington Lee High School. He attended Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa., and joined the Navy in 1952 and served in an anti-submarine squadron in San Diego.
After the Navy, Chuck was employed by Reynolds Metals Company in Richmond, Va., and Louisville. He was transferred to British Guiana, South America, where he was the purchasing agent for the operation of bauxite mines. After returning to the United States, he worked for the Navy Department in Washington, D.C., for three years and then transferred to the General Services Administration. He held various procurement positions and retired as director of automotive procurement. He received a Superior Accomplishment Award in 1990 for outstanding achievements in the procurement and marketing of medium and heavy trucks, resulting in substantial savings and productivity improvement to the government.
While living in North Springfield, Va., Chuck refereed high school and small college football for 22 years as a member of the Northern Virginia Football Officials Association.
After 33 years of government service, he retired in 1992. He and Mary Lou moved to Pinehurst. In Pinehurst, Chuck sang with the Golf Capital Chorus for 20 years; participated in Community Bible Study; volunteered at the Welcome Center; tutored Hispanic children in a church program, Community Assisted Language Learning; served wherever needed in the Church; traveled to visit grandchildren; and played golf, making a hole–in-one in May 2000!
Chuck was a dedicated churchman and faithful servant of God who enjoyed life and loved people.
Memorial contributions may be made to Community Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 1449, Pinehurst, NC 28370.
Online condolences may be left at www.bolesfuneralhome.com.
Boles Funeral Home is assisting the family.