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Norman Cecil Trogdon

July 27, 1929 — September 30, 2023



Norman Cecil Trogdon, 94, passed away on Saturday, September 30, 2023, at Cross Road Memory Care. He was born on July 27, 1929, to Cecil McKay Trogdon and Mozelle Voncannon Trogdon and was the eldest of eight children. 

Norman was a native and lifelong resident of Randolph County and a graduate of Asheboro High School. He proudly served his country in the US Army and continued in Civil Service at the US Postal Service until retirement. He was a dedicated member of the community and First Wesleyan Church of Asheboro his entire life. He met everyone with a friendly smile and never failed to make everyone around him feel appreciated. 

Norman was well known for his love of the outdoors. He raised a wide variety of vegetables, fruit, and muscadines that he always enjoyed sharing with his family and friends. Norman rarely missed his children and grandchildren’s sporting events and recitals. He also enjoyed playing golf, bee keeping, bird watching, as well as fishing, waterskiing and boating with his family at his High Rock Lake cabin. 

Norman was devoted to his entire family, especially to his beloved late wife of 69 years, Doris Jean Buie Trogdon. In addition to his wife and parents, Norman was predeceased by his five brothers Gilbert, Joe, Jimmy, Stanton, and Ronnie Trogdon, and his brother-in-law, Laris Allred, as well as many other dear family members and friends. 

He is survived by his sons Steven (Steve) Cecil Trogdon and wife, Robin, and Edward (Eddie) Lee Trogdon and wife, Marty, of Asheboro, and daughter Donna Trogdon Pendergrast and husband, Walter, of Wilmington, NC. He is also survived by his cherished eight grandchildren Kimberly Terry (Russ), Hank Trogdon (Jordan), Emily Taylor (John), Thomas Pendergrast, Ronald Trogdon, Daniel Trogdon, Benjamin Trogdon, and Andrew Trogdon, as well as eleven great-grandchildren: Natalie and Nathaniel Terry, Molly, Clara, and Annie Trogdon, and Charles, Ingrid, Peter, Lucy, Reed and Thomas Taylor. Norman is also survived by his two very devoted sisters, Martha Watson (Ken) and Nancy Allred, as well as many other family members who were all very special to him. 

The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank-you to Norman’s special home caregivers Ellen Parnell, Wilma McNeill and late Terri Tourdot and to the dedicated staff at Cross Road Memory Care. 

Visitation with the family will be 2:00-3:45 pm on Thursday, October 5, before a funeral service at 4:00 pm at Pugh Funeral Home, Asheboro. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Cemetery. 

Memorials may be made to Asheboro First Wesleyan Church, PO Box 338, Asheboro, NC 27204



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