Norman Dale Findley, 92, passed away Monday morning, July 3, 2017, on his 70th wedding anniversary. He was a longtime resident of Bargersville.
Norman was born Nov. 29, 1924, in Hensley Township to Wendell and Doris (Richardson) Findley. He married Martha Ann Park on July 3, 1947. She lovingly survives.
He also is survived by four sons, David Norman (Susanna) Findley of Chicago, Mark Findley of Tennessee, Andy Findley of Bargersville and Bruce Park (Brook) Findley of Bargersville; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; one brother, Dewey (Kay) Findley of Franklin and one sister, Merrarose (Mike) Mosburg of Bargersville.
He was preceded in passing by his parents and siblings, Bill Findley, Wilma Jean Harmon, Roger Findley and infant brother, Orel Keithy.
Norman was a proud 1943 graduate of Union High School.
He was a lifetime farmer in Union Township and was a school bus driver for Union Township Schools and Franklin Community Schools for a combined thirty-two years of dedicated service.
He was a member of Providence Christian Church. He also was a member of Union Village Masonic Lodge No. 545, F & A M. Norman was a past Director of Johnson County Farm Bureau Co-Op and was twice selected Johnson County Conservation Farmer of the Year.
He enjoyed his high school days playing on the basketball team. He loved to beat his sons in games of horse with his deadly two hand set shot.
Norman farmed his whole lifetime with Allis Chalmers Equipment, with his most beloved tractor being his 1954 WD 45.
The Rev. Steve Sorensen will conduct a celebration of Norman’s life at 11 a.m. Saturday at Providence Christian Church, 4080 West Road 100 North, in Bargersville. Friends may call 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Flinn and Maguire Funeral Home, 2898 N. Morton St., (U.S. 31 North) in Franklin. Burial will be at Harris Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Providence Christian Church Memorial Fund, 4080 West Road 100 North, Bargersville, Indiana 46106.
The family wishes to express their appreciation to the Homeview Health and Rehabilitation Staff for the wonderful care given to Norman.
Online condolences may be received at www.flinnmaguire.net.