He was born on December 25, 1927 in Osborn, Missouri to Harold and Bernice (Puckett) Thompson. They preceded him in death.
Norman was a member of the Osborn Baptist Church and the American Legion Lincoln-Anderson Post 169.
Norman married Charlotte Ann Hayter on May 9, 1948 in Osborn, Missouri. She survives of the home.
Additional Survivors: 2 daughters, Barbara Leer, Osborn, MO and Carol Thompson-Graham, Liberty, MO; 2 sisters, Mildred Hankins, Osborn and Vivian Thornton, Raytown, MO; 5 grandchildren, Jennifer (Keith) Helmich, Jeremy (Mandy) Leer, Chris Thompson, Ryan Graham and Austin Graham; 4 great-grandchildren, Preston, Nicholas, Madison and Emma.
Services: 2:00 PM, Monday, September 10, 2012 at Poland-Thompson Funeral Home, Cameron. Visitation: 2-4:00 PM, Sunday at the funeral home. Burial: Osborn Evergreen Cemetery, Osborn. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Osborn Baptist Church. Online condolences: www.polandthompson.com.